- Creative Writing
- Digital Film
- Digital Media
- Education: 3-Year
- Equestrian Studies
- Event & Convention Management
- Fashion Communication
- Fashion Design and Product Development
- Fashion Marketing and Management
- Graphic Design
- Human Development - Education
- Human Development - Psychology
- Integrated Marketing
- Public Relations
- Special Event Planning
- Theatre Arts
- Theatre Management
- Theatrical Costume Design
- Get hands-on experience with real clients early in your academic program
- Learn from faculty with extensive industry experience and connections
- Join Stephens’ chapter of the American Marketing Association
- Gain practical experience each semester
Dean, School of Organizational Leadership and Strategic Communication
Dr. Susan M. Bartel (Ed.D., APR) is the Dean, School of Organizational Leadership and Strategic Communication and a tenured associate professor of business and marketing at Stephens College. Bartel came to Stephens in 2006 and has served as Chair, Graduate Business Programs and MPA Coordinator before being appointed Dean.
Bartel has more than 30 years experience as an administrator, consultant and professor. She earned her doctorate in leadership and policy at the University of Missouri. Her research interests include innovation in higher education and organizational analysis. She earned a master’s in counseling psychology, a bachelor’s in education and business and received universal accreditation in public relations in 1998.
Bartel is an award-winning educator, professional and community servant. She received the Stephens College Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008-09 and the Gold Anvil Award for professional achievement from her professional association. She has earned several awards for her work in teaching, advising, community service and marketing communications, including two National Communicator awards, a national Apex Award for publication writing and design, two CASE awards and three ADDY awards.
Associate Professor, Business & Marketing
Pam Shackelford's area of expertise is in finance, accounting and management. She began teaching as an adjunct instructor in 1998 and committed to full-time teaching in 2004. She teaches both in the undergraduate residential program and our online graduate business programs.
Prior to embarking on a full-time teaching career, Shackelford was a financial analyst with Monsanto Corporation in St. Louis for 15 years. In addition to her general accounting responsibilities for Monsanto, she specialized in fixed asset management. Earlier in her career, she ran a non-profit organization for disadvantaged children, and she and her husband created and operated a successful small business for many years.
Shackelford has an M.B.A. and is active in professional organizations, including the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), where she serves as a regional board of director. She serves as a judge for DECA and Doors to Diplomacy and is active in her community.
Assistant Professor, Business & Marketing
Orlando Smith has more than 20 years of experience working in the Non-Profit sector. In addition to teaching various for-profit management and economic courses, Smith specializes in facilitating courses in Social Entrepreneurship that prepare students for non-profit leadership and management.
He is certified in the area of Non-Profit Administration and Leadership. Prior to Stephens, Smith taught at Harris-Stowe State University. He earned an M.A. from Webster University and a B.A. from Missouri Southern State College.
Assistant Professor of Event and Convention Management
Cindy Hazelrigg taught the special event courses in the minor for more than five years before the program became a major. She will complete her M.B.A. in Summer 2013.
Prior to teaching, Hazelrigg was a conference coordinator with the University of Missouri Conference Office. In addition, she began her career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation working with groups to plan their conferences and events. This experience has given Hazelrigg a perspective from a variety of different viewpoints, lending to her wide range of industry knowledge and contemporary trends. Hazelrigg loves teaching and enjoys the fresh and vibrant youth, yet driven nature, of Stephens College students and is looking forward to further developing and growing the exciting Event and Convention Management major.
Personally, Hazelrigg loves to assist others, as well as organizations in planning their meetings and events. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, as well as her very large family. An avid sports fan, she loves cheering on her favorite teams and staying active herself.