Meet the Business Administration, Marketing, and Management faculty who will guide you at USM.

Richard Gunter

Business Department Chair
Instructor in Business

B.S.B.A., Central Michigan University
M.B.A., Mid-American Nazarene University
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-758-4338
Office: USM Overland Park

Erin N. Hess-Escalante

Assistant Professor in Business Administration
Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio
M.S., Avila University
B.S., Baker University
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 913-682-5151 ext. 6424
Office: Miege 112A


Jessica Vega-Anaya

Assistant Professor in Accounting
M.A.I.S., B.B.A.A., University of Kansas
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 913-758-6261
Office: Miege 112A

Phillip (Phil) Watlington

Accounting Program Director
Assistant Professor in Accounting

B.S., University Missouri – Kansas City
MBA, University Missouri – Kansas City, Accounting & Control
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-682-5151 ext. 6425
Office: Miege 105

James Zimmerman

Sport Management Program Director
Associate Professor in Sport Management

B.S., Fort Hays State University
M.S., United States Sports Academy, Daphne, AL
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-682-5151 ext. 6428
Office: Miege 112A

Jim Cox

Instructor in Business/Marketing
Email: [email protected]
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
M.A., University of Kansas
M.B.A., University of Saint Mary