Speaker: Dr. Jeff Stambaugh, Interim Dean of the Dillard College of Business Administration

Subject: “What’s Happening at the Dillard College of Business and its Energy Management Program?”


Jeff Stambaugh graduated in 1981 with a BS in aeronautical engineering from the US Air Force Academy. He then served 24 years as a fighter pilot, commanding units at various levels and accumulating over 3,000 hours of flight time in the A-10, AT-38, and F-16 aircraft. As a commander he supervised thousands of personnel and billions of dollars in assets. He served four times on major headquarters’ staffs and had extensive international experience, both leading international units and negotiating with foreign governments. After retiring, Stambaugh began a second career as an academic.

Upon completion of his PhD at Texas Tech University in 2008, Stambaugh joined Midwestern State University and built an entrepreneurship program as the Director of the Munir Abdul Lalani Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. In 2015 he became the Director of the new Dillard Center for Energy Management and is building this nascent energy program. He became the interim dean of the Dillard College in Fall 2017. He teaches entrepreneurship, strategy, and energy courses.



MSU launched the Energy Management concentration in the Fall 2015, a year after crude prices fell out of the $100 range and just as prices were further falling. Part of the Energy Management concentration in MSU’s MBA program is a discussion of the interconnectivity in global energy markets, including future demand, and E&P operations. A lot has changed in the global markets since we launched the concentration: the US lifted its oil export ban, significant LNG exports began from the Gulf Coast, and OPEC has sustained a production cutback. In this session you’ll learn more about the Energy Management concentration and discuss some of the current insights on global energy markets.