Judy Abbott, J.D.
, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Law
Office: JOH 115C
Phone: (573) 288-6397
Judy Abbott earned her Bachelor of Science in political science and pre-law summa cum laude at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa with honors. She joined the C-SC faculty in summer 2008.
Abbott has worked as a juvenile prosecutor and domestic violence prosecutor in Adams County, Ill., since 1995 and has received many awards for her work including the 1994 American Jurisprudence Award, the 2004 Liberty Bell Award from the Adams County Bar Association, the 2005 John Evans Award from Quincy University and the 2006 Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA. She has also been a teacher at Quincy University and John Wood Community College.
Abbott is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Adams County Bar Association, the American Mock Trial Association, Kiwanis, Adams County Domestic Violence Council and the Adams County Detention Center Council, as well as being a former board member of the Cheerful Home Day Care.
James M. Cosgrove, J.D. , Professor of Business
Office: HER 212
Phone: (573) 288-6345
Jim Cosgrove has taught in the Business Division at C-SC since 1981. Cosgrove earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame, his Bachelor of Art in religion and philosophy from Culver-Stockton College, and his Juris Doctor 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.
David J. Carrothers, M.C.J. , Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Law
Office: JOH 115 B
Phone: (573) 288-6383
David Carrothers joined the faculty of Culver-Stockton College in 2011 as senior lecturer in criminal justice. Carrothers earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and a Master of Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He is now working to complete a Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis in race. He most recently served as an instructor of criminal justice at Tarleton State University. Prior to his post with as an instructor with Tarleton State, Carrothers spent 2010 working in London as an instructor of criminal justice through the study abroad program offered by Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. His career experience also includes serving as a city administrator and chief of police in a number of communities. Carrothers also frequently serves as a guest lecturer for professional associations, discussing homeland security issues, the U.S. justice system and college campus safety.
Dr. Susan Deege, Senior Lecturer in Business
Office: HER 211
Phone: (573) 288-6352
Dr. Susan Deege joined the C-SC Business Division in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Science 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 she 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. Kim Gaither, Associate Professor of Finance and Chair of Business Division
Office: HER 215
Phone: (573) 288-6340
Dry. 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 from Western Illinois University and a 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. Dell Ann Janney, C.P.A. , Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Professor of Accounting
Office: HER 201
Phone: (573) 288-6388
Dr. Dell Ann Janney joined the C-SC faculty in 1992. Janney obtained her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude in accounting 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, M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Office: HER 302B
Phone: (573) 288-6366
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 online 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, M.B.A., Lecturer in Business
Office: HER 301 A
Phone: (573) 288-6432
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 and his Masters of Business Administration. 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 profession 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.
Dr. Robert Sadler, Ph.D., Instructor of Accounting
Office: SCI 203
Phone: (573) 288-6436
Robert Sadler earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Missouri S&T in Rolla before going on to the University of Wyoming in Laramie to earn his master’s degree and doctorate, also in Physics. Before coming to Culver-Stockton in 1991, He served as a professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Computer Science at Eastern Wyoming College from 1974-1991. He also was an instructor of extension classes at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Sadler was awarded the Helsabeck Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1998 and 2010 as well as the Walter S. Reuling Prize for Innovation in Student Learning in 2008.
Dr. Sadler’s academic interests include Climatology, Decision Science, Geographic Information Systems, and several areas of Astronomy. He is also the coordinator for activities related to the WeatherBug meteorology station on the Culver-Stockton campus. In addition, he has been employed as a Summer National Park Ranger at Ft Laramie National Historic Site and Yellowstone National Park.
Julie Straus, M.B.A., C.P.A., Instructor of Accounting
Office: HER 209
Phone: (573) 288-6314
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 accountancy 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.