Rick Graham, EMBA

Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Management Management


Office: Conway 201K

Rick Graham is currently the associate dean for the Helzberg School of Management. Prior to this role, he served as assistant dean for operations and planning, and program director for information technology. His primary teaching focus is principles of management, strategic planning and business policy, and applied business sponsored integrative student projects.

Rick’s degrees include an Executive MBA from Rockhurst University, a Master of Arts from Webster University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. 

Prior to entering academia, Mr. Graham spent 25 years in a variety of senior-level positions and has experience in all aspects of strategic and operational planning, logistics, and simulations systems design and fielding. His corporate and military experience includes positions in training and sales, strategic planning, command and control, simulation systems design and fielding, and tactical operations. As a military officer, Rick served as Chief, Joint Planning System Branch in Germany, a brigade and battalion operations officer, brigade and battalion logistics officer, G3 training officer, rifle and headquarters company commander, and an infantry, mortar and support platoon leader. Rick is also a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm and holds numerous military awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, and Senior Parachutist Wings. Rick is also a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Mr. Graham’s refereed journal publications include, “Connecting the dots…: Information sharing by post-secondary educational institutions under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),” Education And The Law, (with Richard Hall and Gerry Gilmer), “Tenure as a fact of academic life: a methodology for managing the performance of tenured professors,” Education And The Law, (with Richard Hall), “Sexual harassment in higher education: a victim’s remedies and a private university’s liability,” Education And The Law, (with Richard Hall and Gail Hoover), and “Ecolabeling and Green Market Strategy,” The Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, (with Richard Hall).

In addition to Graham’s numerous military awards, he was the 2004 Rockhurst University Faculty Member of the Year, and received the Helzberg School of Management’s Exceptional Administrative Leadership Award for the 2001-2002 academic year.