Dean and Leeds Professor of Management
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Iowa, 1976
MBA, Personal Management and Industrial Relations, Loyola University (Chicago), 1972
B.S., Packaging Technology, Michigan State University, 1969
Richard A. Cosier is Dean and Leeds Professor of Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He formerly served as Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair of Business Administration at the University of Oklahoma and Associate Dean for Academics, Professor of Business Administration, and Chairperson of the Department of Management at Indiana University. In addition, he held a faculty appointment at the University of Notre Dame. His Ph.D. is from the University of Iowa. Prior to his academic career, he was a Planning Engineer with The Western Electric Company.
Dean Cosier joined Purdue in 1999. Krannert is widely recognized as a leading business school and is highly rated by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and Business Week. The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Krannert #6 overall in the world while Business Week and U.S. News consistently rank Krannert in the top 25. At Krannert, during the spring of 2000, Dean Cosier announced a $10 million gift from Alumnus Jerry S. Rawls. This gift completed the funding for the soon-to-be-constructed Rawls Hall, which will house a portion of the Krannert School. While at Oklahoma, he concentrated on curriculum improvement and private fund raining. OU’s programs are now highly ranked. In 1997, Dean Cosier announced a $18 million endowment from Wall Street fund manager Michael F. Price. In recognition of Mr. Price’s generosity and accomplishments, the College of Business ay OU was named the Michael F. Price College of Business.