Stephens College Dream Up


Pam Shackelford, Interim Dean, Associate Professor
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 nonprofit 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.

John Dailey, Assistant Professor of Communication Design
Dr. John Dailey previously served on the faculties of the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark.; Southwest Missouri State University; the University of Kentucky; and Ball State University. Prior to that, he worked at CBS and NBC affiliates in Lexington, Ky. Dailey is a charter member of the Indiana Usability Professionals Association, a member of Interaction Design Association and a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Kentucky. 

Barbara Scott Dawdy, Assistant Professor
Barbara Scott Dawdy is a business consultant, working artist and, most recently, the VP, chief marketing and operations officer at Celadon Construction Management (DBA Joseph Kent Construction). Dawdy has also served as VP, chief marketing and communications officer at William Woods University; VP, sales and marketing at Midwest United Credit Union and director of client and business development for K Dunn & Associates. Dawdy holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in organizational management. She is a member of Zonta International and has served on the board of directors for Mid-MO Public Relations Society of America and The Little Theatre of Jefferson City. 

Tina Ehrhardt, Assistant Professor
Tina Ehrhardt joined the faculty as an assistant professor at Stephens in 2010 in the graduate business program. She oversees the graduate business programs in her role as program director and advises students. Ehrhardt received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Iowa, her Master of Education from Washington State University, and her Master of Business Administration from Stephens College. Ehrhardt is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has been certified since 1993. Prior to joining the Stephens faculty, Ehrhardt was manager of human resources for a contract research organization and has 20 years of human resource management experience. She serves on the board of directors for the Heart of Missouri United Way and the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation.

She is president of the Human Resources Association of Central Missouri. Ehrhardt presented “Onboarding! Moving from Orienting to Us to Onboarding for You” at the United States Distance Learning Association. She is passionate about learning and leadership development through volunteerism with a focus on women leaders. When she is not working, she enjoys running, outdoor activities, cooking, reading, and socializing with friends and family. She is usually training for a running race and an occasional triathlon.

Kate GrayAssistant Professor of Graphic Design
Kate Gray is an assistant professor of Graphic Design in the School of Organizational Leadership and Strategic Communication. She received her B.F.A. in Advertising Art and a minor in Marketing from the University of North Texas. Gray has more than 30 years of professional experience in all areas of the communication and design field. Her experience includes: owning her own award-winning design firm, Add Design; designing for the Intel Corporation; and managing a creative team as the assistant director of publications at the University of Missouri. 

In 2007, Gray joined the faculty of Stephens College. Within the School of Design and Fashion, she served as the coordinator of the graphic design program, in addition to her teaching responsibilities in that area. Currently, she teaches courses in graphic design and fashion. She is a Wakonse fellow and was nominated for the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. Gray is working on her M.F.A. in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is also an award-winning professional fine artist and a member of the board of directors for the Missouri Watercolor Society.

Cindy Hazelrigg, Assistant Professor of Event and Convention Management
Cindy Hazelrigg is assistant professor of Event and Convention Management. She taught the special event courses in the minor for more than five years before the program became a major. She completed her M.B.A. in 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.  

Laura Flacks Narrol, Assistant Professor
Laura Flacks Narrol joined Stephens in Fall 2010. She was born in Toronto, Canada, completing her undergraduate work at York University’s Schulick School of Business. She earned her M.B.A. from the University of Missouri. Early in her career, she spent several years as a financial consultant and then spent two years back-packing through Europe and the Middle East learning language and gaining an appreciation for culture.

Flacks Narrol moved to Columbia in 1996 and began her work with both profit and nonprofit firms focusing on business management, organizational strategy, grant writing, finance, human resources and marketing. She has a passion for community service and is actively involved in several volunteer positions. She is an avid gardener writing a column for the suburban gardener published in Small Farm Today.