School of Business Faculty

Karen Kannenberg, D.Mgt.

Dean, School of Business
Dr. Kannenberg earned a Doctor of Management degree from Webster University and holds two Masters Degrees, one in Finance and another in Business, also from Webster University.  Her professional experience began in the Marketing and Insurance industries, then she spent six years prior to coming to Missouri Baptist University as Operations Manager and Corporate Secretary for a Computer Software firm.  Dr. Kannenberg provides on-going consulting services for a mid-size discount retailer.

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Paul Gilliam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Information Technology

Dr. Gilliam worked in Cyber Security and Risk Management for over thirty years for several large corporations as well as the Department of Defense.  Most recently he worked for Charter Communications.  Dr. Gilliam joined Missouri Baptist University as Adjunct Professor in 2018 and transitioned to the position of Assistant Professor of Information Technology in 2021.  He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Information Systems Management in 2017 from Walden University.  His passions include the offensive and defensive aspects of cyber security and managing technology teams.  His doctoral dissertation focused on Cyber Security and Threat Intelligence.  Gilliam also holds a Masters in Information Systems Management and an undergraduate degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.  He also earned certification in Security Audit and Control.

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Jason Kaminsky, D.Mgt.

Assistant Professor of Management

Jason Kaminsky worked in IT Management for over thirty-five years for several major St. Louis based businesses.  Most recently he worked for Nestle Purina for over twenty years.  Kaminsky joined Missouri Baptist University Business School as an Adjunct Professor in 2019 and transitioned to the position of Assistant Professor of Management in 2020.  He earned his Doctor of Management degree in 2010 from Webster University.  His passions include the field of leadership and organizational development.  His doctoral dissertation focused on leadership.  A summary of his dissertation was published in the Journal of Leadership Studies in 2012.  Kaminsky also holds two graduate degrees from Washington University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He also earned certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute in 2000.

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Stephanie Kontrim-Baumann, MBA

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Administration
Stephanie Kontrim-Baumann (aka Stephanie Baumann) is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Administration. Prof. Baumann is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to higher education, her professional career spanned nearly 15 years in several different capacities of increasing responsibility in her global organization, including roles in the corporate office in Amsterdam. She teaches undergraduate marketing, global, and business communication courses as well as graduate courses in international business and executive communication. Her academic interests include marketing strategy, data privacy in market research, globalization, and, very specifically, the marketing and supply chain of the international flower trade. She also has a focus on creating educational international opportunities for students and has led short-term travel study courses.

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