Why TCU?

Our beautiful campus offers a rich learning environment through state-of-the-art classrooms and collaborative spaces that deepen the learning experience, create valuable new connections with peers, and provide ample opportunities to interact individually with our exceptional TCU faculty. Come see why so many organizations trust us as a valuable and versatile partner for developing leaders, enhancing capabilities and shaping the future of business.

Fort Worth-Dallas Area

The modern and constantly evolving Texas Christian University campus is located in the heart of Fort Worth, TX, the 16th largest city in the U.S. Located just 18 miles from DFW International Airport, this bustling city boasts culture, arts, entertainment and some of the world’s largest companies.

Faculty

Our faculty, ranked No. 1 in the world for faculty quality, and programs are focused on delivering fresh thinking and practical approaches and tools that can be immediately applied where they count most – back on the job. Once you’re here, you will very quickly find yourself engaged in real world situations where you can most benefit from the insights, approaches and take-away tools provided in each program.

Faculty Leaders

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Janice Brightwell Cobb

Instructor
Accounting Department

Janice Cobb has been teaching at the TCU Neeley School of Business since 1997. She teaches a broad range of classes to TCU undergraduate students, TCU MBA student and various levels of managers.

Janice requires students to practice critical thinking in all courses she teaches. She has extensively studied the critical thinking process and recently published a dissertation on how to use the critical thinking process to make supportable accounting decisions and has taught this method through custom programs with organizations like JTaylor, an accounting, consulting and assurance company.

Prior to coming to TCU, she managed cost reimbursable contracts at Lockheed Corporation, worked as an auditor for a large public accounting firm, served as compliance officer and controller for a fast-growing hedge fund, and served as corporate controller of a public company and chief financial officer of a privately held distribution company. 

She earned a BBA, an MBA, as well as her Doctorate of Higher Education Leadership at TCU.

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Rodney D'Souza

Managing Director
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Rodney D’Souza, an entrepreneurship education, researcher, business owner, and angel fund manager. He joined TCU Neeley as managing director of the institute and the Davis Family Entrepreneur-In-Residence in August 2018. D’Souza was formerly the Fifth Third Bank Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship and director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northern Kentucky University. He was awarded the 2017 Freedoms Foundation Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education and the 2017 University Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement, among other honors. He developed and delivered undergraduate courses on entrepreneurial mindset, opportunity recognition, idea valuation, new venture creation, new venture management and business plan writing, as well as a MBA modules on innovation and competitive intelligence. He holds an MBA from Northern Kentucky and PhD from the University of Louisville.
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Zachary Hall

Associate Professor
Director, TCU Sales Center
Marketing Department

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Mark Houston

Professor
Marketing Department

Mark B. Houston (Ph.D. Arizona State, MBA University of Missouri, B.S. Southwest Baptist) is Professor and Eunice and James L. West Chair in Marketing at Texas Christian University (TCU). Mark is also affiliated with ASU’s Center for Services Leadership and the University of Münster (Germany). He is coauthor of Entertainment Science (2019, Springer Nature), and his research on channels, movies, and innovation strategy appears in Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, JMR, JCR, and Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis. Recent awards include the 2019 Louis Stern Award (long-term impact for a 2013 JM paper) and the 2018 Sheth Foundation Award. He is Co-Editor of Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and has served as an AE of JM and Journal of Service Research. Mark is a member of the AMA Board of Directors, was President of the AMA Academic Council (2012-2013), and co-chaired the AMA Summer Conference (2005 and 2017) and the AMA/Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium (2010). An award-winning teacher, Mark has conducted research, consulting, and/or exec ed with firms such as AT&T, Caterpillar, Dell, IBM, Marriott.com, and WellPoint. Prior to re-joining TCU in 2017, Mark served three years as department head at Texas A&M.
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Linda LaCoste

Director, Student Services and Operations
MBA – Executive

Linda LaCoste is the Director of Executive MBA programs at Texas Christian University. In this role, she is responsible for the overall academic and co-curricular experience as well as study abroad programs. Linda also serves as faculty member for the Leadership Development course and oversees the Executive MBA leadership development process.  Linda also teaches in Neeley’s Executive Education programs as a faculty member of the Adaptive Leader program.

Her corporate experience includes ten years with the Walt Disney Company as a senior manager of operations and a corporate trainer for company-wide e-commerce initiatives and the Walt Disney World Travel and Resort contact center. Linda was recognized with the Disney Spirit award, given to less than 1% of the company’s employees.

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David Preston

Professor
Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department

Dr. David Preston is a Professor of Information Systems for the Neeley School of Business. Dr. Preston’s research interests include the role and impact of technology executives in the organization, technology strategic alignment, the impact of technology on organizational performance, and business intelligence/analytics. His work has been published in academic journals including: MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and MIS Quarterly Executive. Furthermore, Dr. Preston has served as an Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly and currently serves as a Senior Editor for the Journal of the Association of Information Systems and has also won awards for excellence in MBA teaching. He has over 10 years of industry experience in technology, analytics, and project management positions. Dr. Preston consults and leads executive workshops and seminars in analytics, project management, technology strategy and innovation.
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Jim Roach

Executive Director
Executive Education

Mr. Roach has 25 years of experience in corporate human resources leading learning and development programs to build leadership capabilities, enhance organizational effectiveness and deliver improved business results. He spent more than 20 years at Verizon leading the organization effectiveness initiative and developing custom leadership and functional development programs. He also spent 15 years leading executive education leadership certificate programs at SMU and five years leading programs for L-3 Link Simulation & Training. He has been honored with several teaching excellence awards and has designed and delivered courses on subjects such as executive presence and communication, authenticity, presentation style, leading in today’s business environment, learning agility, creativity and leadership, retaining top talent, and building and managing the employment relationship. He holds a BA and MS in economics from the University of Illinois.
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Michael Sherrod

Instructor
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department

Sherrod joined TCU Neeley in 2011 after a successful career of entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and creativity. He founded seven successful companies, including Examiner.com, Black Dove Media and Sherrod Publishing. He has held leading positions at Ancestrey.com and AOL, and was president and publisher of the Dallas Business Courier. He holds an MA from the University of Missouri at Columbia and EMBA from the TCU Neeley School of Business.
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Abbie Shipp

Department Chair
Professor
Management and Leadership Department

Dr. Abbie Shipp is a Professor of Management and Faculty Director for “The Adaptive Leader” executive education program at the TCU Neeley School of Business. She is an award-winning professor, teaching graduate and executive audiences on topics such as adaptive leadership, employee engagement, and leading change. Her research focuses on the psychological experience of time at work including: how individuals think about the past/present/future, trajectories of work experiences over time, how individuals react to change, and how time is spent on work tasks. She has published a two-volume book on how time impacts work environments and she is currently an editorial board member of four premier journals in management. Dr. Shipp has previously taught at Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina. In addition, she has worked for The Boeing Company, TV Guide, and as a consultant for companies of all sizes. Dr. Shipp holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Morgan Swink

Executive Director
Professor
Center for Supply Chain Innovation

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Rita Kosnik

Professor of Management and Negotiations

Rita Kosnik is a Professor of Management and Negotiations at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Visiting Professor of Negotiations in the TCU Neeley Executive Education program as well as the the EMBA program of the Neeley School of Business at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a Ph.D. in Strategy and Organization Behavior from Northwestern University. In addition to the Neeley School, she has taught negotiations courses in the MBA Program of Northwestern University, in the Executive MBA Program of Notre Dame University, and the Masters of Health Care Administration and the Masters of Accounting programs at Trinity University. She has won several awards for excellence in executive teaching. Dr. Kosnik is a trained mediator in the state of Texas and she is an active corporate trainer and consultant in the area of dispute resolution and negotiations. Recent clients include McDonald’s USA, Williamson-Dickie, Owens & Minor, Apex Capital Corp., Siemens North America, ATC Logistics and Distribution, Fort Worth Independent School District, and the American Association of Blood Banks.