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Rhetta Standifer, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Management
Department of Management and Marketing


  • Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • M.B.A., University of Missouri
  • M.A., University of Missouri
  • B.A., Florida State University

Teaching Interests

  • Organizational behavior
  • Leadership
  • Strategy

Research Interests

  • Relationships between companies in an e-commerce environment, especially in terms of conflict resolution.
  • What makes teams (inside companies and between companies) effective
  • Issues related to time - entrainment and synchronization among teams and organizations and polychronic behavior in individuals and teams

Dr. Rhetta Standifer likes to use readings and examples from the "real-world" that go beyond the textbook—her goal is to make classes relevant, useful, and interesting. Dr. Standifer uses a lot of in-class activities and small group discussions—to give students a chance to link the material from lectures and readings to personal experience and practical application. Communication (both written and verbal) is also stressed in her classes.

She also makes a point of bringing her research of business-to-business e-commerce, team effectiveness, and time-related issues into the classroom, providing her students with real examples of the concepts and issues discussed.

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