May 15, 2024–Missouri Western State University has named two new department chairs in the College of Business and Professional Studies. Both will start their duties June 3.

Dr. Sel Dibooglu

Craig School of Business

Dr. Sel Dibooglu will serve as chair of the Steven L. Craig School of Business. Dr. Dibooglu is currently professor and chair of the MBA program at Wilmington University College of Business. He previously served as chair of the Department of Finance and Economics and director of the executive MBA program at the University of Sharjah, UAE. He also taught at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for 16 years, and at Southern Illinois University for 10 years.

Dr. Dibooglu earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Iowa State University, a Master of Arts in Economics from Ankara University, Turkey, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Gazi University, Turkey.

Engineering Technology

Dr. Boong Yeol Ryoo will serve as chair of the Department of Engineering Technology. Dr.Dr. Boong Yeol RyooRyoo is currently associate professor in the Department of Construction Sciences in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, where he has taught since 2008. He previously taught at Florida International University and served as a research professor at Hanyang University in Korea, and conducted postdoctoral research at Purdue University. Prior to his academic career, he had more than a decade of industry experience in engineering, construction and information technology.

Dr. Ryoo earned a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management and a Master of Science in Construction Management and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Yonsei University, Korea.

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