Stephen Horner, Ph.D.
Gladys A. Kelce College of Business
Dr. Stephen V. Horner is an Assistant Professor of Management at Pittsburg State University teaching courses in strategic management. Dr. Horner has been teaching college business and management courses for over twenty years. Prior to his graduate studies, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics/Business at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas after working in the private sector in a variety of industries including food processing, management services, and sales. In addition, he has taught courses at Kansas State University-Salina College of Technology and Aviation and at McPherson College. He came to university teaching seeking a more fulfilling application of his talents and passions and finds interaction with students a life-long learning process.
Dr. Horner received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri (2006), his MBA (1991) and his BA in Political Science (1975) from Emporia State University and completed post-graduate work at Wichita State University (1994). His research in corporate governance focuses on the involvement of boards of directors in firm strategic change. Current empirical work examines the board’s role in CEO turnover and succession. His research appears in several academic publications including the Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, the Academy of Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Applied Business and Economics. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Southern Management Association, and Southwest Academy of Management, for which he serves as President Elect.
He lives in Pittsburg with his wife, Sue, and two cats and enjoys the outdoors, live music, and great food.