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Charles Lackey

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Charles Lackey, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies


Charles Lackey has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina, and an M.S. in Economics from Baylor University. His undergraduate degree is in Industrial Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington.


Dr. Lackey joined the faculty in the School of Business in 1995.


As Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Lackey and staff work with the academic colleges to increase the quality and quantity of graduate academic programs and services available to graduate students. During the time he has served in this position, the number of graduate programs offered has more than doubled, including the University’s first doctorate, collaborative doctoral programs, and graduate certificates.


Dr. Lackey’s teaching and research interests are in the fields of Industrial Organization Economics and Operations Management. His research focuses on the nature of the concept of economies of scope as it relates to organizational process design and analysis. His research has been published in scholarly journals and practitioner publications, and has been presented at national and regional academic conferences. In addition, he has extensive experience as a consultant and trainer to numerous organizations, including many maquiladora facilities along the US-Mexico Border.


Dr. Lackey previously served on the faculty at UT-El Paso, Indiana University (Bloomington), UT-Pan American, and West Virginia State College.

Office Information

Charles Lackey, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Studies
Office: UBCB 1.204
Phone: 956-882-6552
FAX: 956-882-7279

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