Matthew B. Myers became the ninth dean of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University on August 1, 2017. He holds the Tolleson Chair of Business Leadership and is the David B. Miller Endowed Professor in Business at the Cox School, nationally and internationally ranked. SMU Cox offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to a student population of about 2,000 and maintains an international alumni network in more than 20 countries. Prior to his deanship at SMU Cox, Myers served as dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair of Business Leadership at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Myers’ research focuses on global marketing and strategy issues. He has written extensively on knowledge sharing in cross-border business relationships, international pricing strategies and comparative marketing systems. He has published in leading journals across multiple disciplines including the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of International Business Studies and Sloan Management Review. In addition, he was co-editor of the Handbook of Global Supply Chain Management (Sage). His current research investigates the effects of foreign direct investment in supply chain functions on developing economy performance and wealth distribution.
His expertise has put him in demand as a consultant with organizations in the global distribution, chemical, insurance, education, pharmaceutical and marketing research industries. He served as visiting faculty at ESSEC-Paris and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Myers has taught at the Vienna University of Economics and in other international locations including Italy, Romania, Taiwan and Uzbekistan, and has led executive education courses in China, Vietnam, India, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Hungary and Poland. Over the course of his academic career, Myers has been recognized three times as the Outstanding Faculty for MBA programs. Hereceived the University of Tennessee’s Chancellor’s Award for Globalization Initiatives and is a member of the Society of Fellows of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to educational and policy issues.
Myers received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, a Master of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. from the University of Louisville. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army Airborne from 1979 to 1982, and was stationed at Hunter A.A.F., Georgia, and Fort Kobbe, Panama. Dean Myers, his wife, Virginia, and their twin daughters live in Dallas.