Dr. Michael Casey Assumes Role As COB Interim Dean

Dr. Michael Casey has assumed the role of College of Business (COB) Interim Dean as of July 1, 2024. The change comes as COB’s former Dean, Dr. Michael Hargis, assumed his new position as UCA provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Casey brings a vast array of leadership experience, and he is a well-respected faculty member. Dr. Casey completed his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in finance from Louisiana Tech University in 1996. To date, he has published more than 110 articles in such journals as the Financial Review, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. He also co-authored two high school personal finance textbooks published by Pearson. Dr. Casey held an Arkansas real estate sales license and was licensed as a registered investment advisor’s representative. His previous work experience is in construction, real estate, and financial services. In addition, he has over 15 years of administrative experience in higher education including ten years at UCA serving as department chair of EFIRM, Associate Dean of the College of Business, and Dean of the College of Business before returning to faculty in 2013.

At the conclusion of the national search for a new COB Dean, Dr. Casey plans to resume his role as Professor of Finance in the College of Business.