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C.R. Marshall

Experience and Interests


  • Organizational Behavior, Theory and Design
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Strategy
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Organizational Economics
  • Evolutionary Economics
  • Optimal Incentive Contracting
  • Business History
  • Talent and Creativity
  • Complexity

Professional Experience

  • Former Head, School of Business & Economics
  • Former Accounting Area Coordinator
  • Former Business Area Coordinator
  • Former AACSB Accreditation Director


  • I live a happy and peaceful life.


  • North American Management Society, Board of Directors.

Presentations and Publications

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Algorithms To Live By, Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths
By next week, it will be something else.

Best advice you ever received?

  • Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle.
  • Attitude is no substitute for competence
  • Stop looking for shortcuts and just do the work.

Favorite Quote?

  • If you trust in yourself… and believe in yourself… and follow your star… you’ll still get beaten by people who spent this time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.
    • Terry Pratchett
  • The end of man is knowledge, but there is one thing he can’t know. He can’t know whether knowledge will save him or kill him. He will be killed, all right, but he can’t know whether he is killed because of the knowledge which he has got or because of the knowledge which he hasn’t got and which if he had it, would save him.
    • Robert Penn Waren, All the King’s Men
  • Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
    • Shel Silverstein
  • I have always maintained that, excepting fools, men did not differ much in intellect, only in zeal and hard work; and I still think there is an eminently important difference.
    • Charles Darwin
  • The man who does not read good books has no advantage over those who cannot read them.
    • Mark Twain
  • (And a few hundred others)

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

Amazing faculty teaching amazing students.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

That moment of realization when some complex idea clicks for a student.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Do the work. Learn the material. Getting an education is about the education, not about the degree.

C.R. Marshall
Professor - Business

432 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, Industrial Organization and Accounting
Washington University, John M. Olin School of Business, 1995

M.S.B.A. in Organizational Behavior
Washington University, John M. Olin School of Business, 1993

M.B.A. in Statistics and Business Economics
University of Chicago, 1989

B.B.A. in Accounting
University of Iowa, 1984