Nov 30, 2023  
2021-22 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Graduate Bulletin ARCHIVED

Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies

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Marsha L. Bayless, chair
McGee Business Building, Suite 229
(936) 468-3103
Fax: (936) 468-1515


Graduate study in general business provides background knowledge in business law and business communication, as well as an option in the MBA program for a student to develop a curriculum to meet individual objectives through study in various business administration areas.

Graduate Faculty

Professors Emeritus

  • Tim Clipson, BA, Bethany Nazarene College; MEd, University of North Texas; EdD, Oklahoma State University
  • Debbie DuFrene, BS, MEd, EdS, Nicholls State University; EdD, University of Houston
  • Susan Jennings, BSE, MEd, Southern Arkansas University; EdD, Grambling State University
  • S. Ann Wilson, BS, MEd, Southern Arkansas University; PhD, The University of Mississippi


  • Marsha Bayless, BS, MS, Emporia State University; EdD, Oklahoma State University

Associate Professors

  • Justin Blount, BBA, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; MBA, University of Texas; JD, Baylor Law School
  • Carol Wright, BBA, MBA, EdD, Stephen F. Austin State University

Assistant Professors

  • Ashley Hall, BBA, MBA, Stephen F. Austin State University; PhD, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Jamie Keith Humphries, BS, Stephen F. Austin State University; BS, University of Phoenix; MS, Texas A&M University at Commerce; MS, The University of Texas at Austin; DBA, Georgia State University
  • Chris McKenna, BA, University of Virginia; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Stephen Shrewsbury, BS, Metropolitan State College of Denver; MS, Florida State University; JD, University of Utah
  • Andrew Thornley, BA, University of Alabama; JD, Harvard Law School


  • Laurie Rogers, BS, ME, EdD, Stephen F. Austin State University


Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are awarded each year in the department. For information and applications, contact the chair of the department.

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