Richard CosierDean Emeritus and Leeds Professor of Management
Dr. Cosier has published more than 60 articles and columns and presented numerous papers at professional meetings. He has co-authored a management textbook and has a chapter on conflict that was included in a popular management text. He has been active in many executive development programs and has served as a management education consultant for several organizations. Dr. Cosier is the recipient of several teaching excellence awards and a Richard D. Irwin Fellowship. He is listed in Who's Who in America and belongs to several professional organizations. He was on the board of directors at First Fidelity Bank, N.A. of Oklahoma City, Century, Inc. of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and Bank One, Lafayette, Indiana. He currently serves on the board of directors for Kite Companies, a NYSE public company, and Roll Coater in Indianapolis. Dr. Cosier is past chair of the AACSB Board of Directors. The AACSB is the international accreditation organization for business schools.
Dr. Cosier's past service includes chairing the Norman Economic Development Coalition, a unique partnership between the University of Oklahoma, the City of Norman, and the Norman Chamber of Commerce that generated Norman's first-ever economic development plan. Serving a successful four year term from 2001-2005, Dr. Cosier was the original Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Purdue's Discovery Park. From 2001 to 2009, he was on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Greater Lafayette Community Development Corporation. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Lafayette-West Lafayette Development Corporation. Dr. Cosier has also been active with the United Way of America at the national and local levels, serving as the Chairman of Purdue's 2003 campaign.