Matthew Myers

Tolleson Chair in Business Leadership
Dean of Edwin L. Cox School of Business

PhD, Michigan State University

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  • Bio

    Matthew B. Myers is the ninth dean of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University where he holds the Tolleson Chair in Business Leadership. SMU-Cox offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to a student population of about 2,000 with almost 40,000 global alumni. Prior to his deanship at SMU-Cox, Myers served as dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University.

    Myers has worked and consulted with organizations in the engineering, global distribution, chemical, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries, and has served as visiting faculty at ESSEC-Paris and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He has taught at the Vienna University of Economics and in other locations including Italy, Romania, Taiwan and Uzbekistan, and has led executive education courses worldwide. Prior to academia he worked at both Merrill-Lynch and IBM-Argentina. He is an associate member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and a member of the Society of Fellows of the Aspen Institute. Myers serves on the board of the Maguire Energy Institute, the Southwest Graduate School of Banking, the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center in the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, Goodwill Industries-Dallas, & the Baylor Health Foundation, and is an advisory council member for the George Bush Institute for Economic Growth.

    Myers received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, a Masters of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelors in Geology 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 Ft. Kobbe, Panama.

    Dean Myers in the News

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    Matt Myers, incoming dean of the Cox School, interviewed by David Johnson—aired July 24.

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    D Magazine
    "Executive Education A Focus for SMU’s New B-School Dean" by Glenn Hunter

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