Faculty

Dr. Kim Gaither, Associate Professor of Finance and Chairperson of the Business Division
Office: HER 215
Phone: (573) 288-6340
Email:kgaither@culver.edu

Dr. Kim Gaither has taught at C-SC since 2003 and received Culver-Stockton's 2008 Helsabeck Prize for Excellence in Teaching.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and finance, graduating summa cum laude from Culver-Stockton College; a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Illinois University; and completed her Doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in financial management from Northcentral University. In addition to teaching in the Online Campus program, Gaither's primary teaching areas includes finance, financial management, investments, multi-media in business, sport finance and business strategy. Gaither serves as the faculty advisor to Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and also assists with the Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter.  She has served as treasurer, elder, and board member of the Canton Christian Church and serves as a member of the Canton R-V School Board.


Dr. James M. Cosgrove, Professor of Business
Office: HER 212
Phone: (573) 288-6345
Email: jcosgrove@culver.edu

Dr. Jim Cosgrove has taught in the Business Division at C-SC since 1981. Cosgrove earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame, his Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and philosophy from Culver-Stockton College, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.  He has practiced law for 10 years prior to joining the faculty at C-SC. In addition to teaching in the inaugural offering of the FYE program, he teaches legal issues, human resource management, risk management and business ethics.  Cosgrove is the academic advisor to C-SC's Online Campus program and has served as faculty advisor to Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.  


Dr. Susan Deege, Senior Lecturer in Business
Office: HER 211
Phone: (573) 288-6352
Email: sdeege@culver.edu


Susan Deege, Ph.D., joined the C-SC Business Division in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising, graduating with honors from the University of Illinois. Graduate degrees include a master’s in advertising/marketing from Northwestern University, a master’s in management from National-Louis University, and a doctorate in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University. She held marketing and management positions with Sears Roebuck for 12 years, as well as working for firms doing marketing research. Since 1990 she has been in higher education teaching business and social sciences classes at the specialist, master, bachelor and associate degree level. Prior to joining C-SC, Deege served as the director for career and advising services at John Wood Community College for eight years. She is actively involved in community activities and volunteer work and, in 2009, earned a President’s Award for Community Service. She resides on a family farm in Illinois.


Dr. Dell Ann Janney, CPA, Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Professor of Accounting
Office: HER 201
Phone: (573) 288-6388
Email: djanney@culver.edu

Dr. Dell Ann Janney joined the C-SC faculty in 1992. Janney obtained her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude in accountancy from Culver-Stockton, a Master in Business Administration degree from Western Illinois University, her CPA from the state of Illinois and a Doctorate in Management from Webster University. Janney's primary teaching areas include intermediate accounting, principles of accounting, cost accounting and corporate experience. In addition, Janney serves as faculty advisor to the Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter and to Chi Omega. Janney is past president of the Quincy Area Chapter of the IMA, college liaison for the IMA's Heartland Council, a member of the IMA Committee on Students and past chair of the IMA National Student Conferences. Presently, Janney is chair of the Lewis Street Playhouse in Canton, and has previously served as treasurer of the Canton Public Library, finance chair of the Immanuel United Methodist Church, and secretary/treasurer of Sun‘n Surf Swim Club.


Jeanne Elizabeth Johnson, Senior Lecturer in Management Information Systems
Office: HER 302B
Phone: (573) 288-6366
Email: jjohnson@culver.edu

Jeanne Johnson joined the C-SC faculty in 1999.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration at Culver-Stockton College graduating summa cum laude and her Master of Business Administration degree from Quincy University. She currently is completing a Doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in management information systems from Northcentral University. In addition to teaching in C-SC's Online Campus program, Johnson's primary teaching areas include computer applications in business, management information systems, instructional technology and principles of organizational structures. Presently, Johnson serves as the Sam Walton Fellow advising the Students in Free Enterprise chapter and faculty advisor to the Tri-Sigma Sorority. She also serves on the board of the Quincy Area Institute of Management Accountants.


Eric Larson, Lecturer in Business
Office: HER 301 A
Phone: (573) 288-6432
Email:elarson@culver.edu

Eric Larson joined the faculty of Culver-Stockton College in 2011 as lecturer in business. Larson attended Quincy University where he received his Bachelor of Science in business management in 1994 and his Masters of Business Administration in 2007. Prior to joining the Culver-Stockton Business Division, Larson served as an associate faculty member at John Wood Community College teaching business, management, marketing and economics courses. In addition, he has previous professional experience, including seven years with S.U.R. Inc., in Quincy, Ill., where he was instrumental in the development of strategic business plans, marketing strategies and managing daily operations. Larson also previously worked with Edward Jones of Quincy, Ill., and Cantrell Inc., of Galesburg, Ill.


Julie Straus, CPA, Senior Lecturer in Accountancy
Office: HER 209
Phone: (573) 288-6314
Email: jstraus@culver.edu

Julie Straus joined the CSC faculty in 2008 and previously worked for the public accounting firm Gray Hunter Stenn LLP since 1996 and was a partner with the firm since 2005. Straus obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude in accounting from Culver-Stockton and holds her CPA license in the states of Illinois and Missouri. In addition, Straus is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of CPA's and the Institute of Management Accountants. She also serves as co-advisor to the Institute of Management Accountants Student Chapter.