Dr. Ed Bashaw

Dean of the School of Business
Emporia State University

Dr. Ed Bashaw is Dean of the School of Business at Emporia State University in Kansas and holds the title of Jones Distinguished Professor. He was previously the Dean of the College of Business at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Prior to this, he was the Dean of the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. He was a member of the Department of Marketing and Advertising in the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he was Professor of Marketing and the Director of the college’s Executive MBA Program.

Dr. Bashaw received his B.S. and M.S. in degrees in education from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. After a seven-year career in sales and marketing, he was awarded the M.B.A. degree, also from Baylor University. Finally, Dr. Bashaw earned a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Memphis in Tennessee.

Prior to assuming a career in higher education, Dr. Bashaw worked in increasingly responsible positions in sales and marketing with Fab-Knit Manufacturing and General Mills, Inc. He received numerous sales awards and was a member of the regional sales management team that was recognized by General Mills as the company’s outstanding sales management team in the United States for 1986. Dr. Bashaw has earned the designation of Certified Sales Executive by the Sales and Marketing Executives, International.