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Dr. William J. Carner joins Columbia College as associate dean of Graduate Studies
Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Columbia, Mo. - William J. "Bill" Carner, Ph.D., has joined Columbia College as associate dean of Graduate Studies.

In his new position, Carner is responsible for overseeing graduate faculty and course scheduling, implementing graduate policies and procedures, assisting with graduate marketing, evaluating graduate degree options and coordinating graduate and undergraduate academic outcomes assessment activities for all college venues and programs.

Prior to joining Columbia College, Carner was director of the Business Foundations Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Carner also was a senior lecturer in marketing for the University of Texas where he won the American Marketing Association's Professor of the Year award and the Hank and Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Large Undergraduate Classes. Carner has served as associate professor and chair of the marketing department at St. Edward's University, assistant professor of marketing at Missouri State University (Southwest Missouri State University) and a teaching assistant for bank management and marketing courses at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Carner, formerly of Springfield, Mo., also served as the founder of the marketing consulting firm, Carner and Associates, Ltd. Carner has performed consulting work for firms such as R. L. Polk, Motorola, Arthur Anderson, Arthur D. Little and McKinsey and Company. Additionally, he has served on the faculty of industry schools including the Independent Bankers Association, Missouri Bankers Association and the Community Bankers Association of Pennsylvania.

Carner's articles and analyses have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Retail Banking, Bank News, Pension Management and Bank Marketing Magazine. Carner also is the author of Sheshunoff’s "Internet Banking: Strategies, Tools, and Best Practices" manual.

Carner holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Drury University. He also earned a master's degree in business administration and a doctorate in marketing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also has completed the Prochnow Graduate School of Banking, the Bank Marketing Association's Graduate School of Bank Marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Financial Institutions Marketing Association’s Graduate School of Thrift Marketing at the University of Virginia.

Founded in 1851, Columbia College serves nearly 25,000 students each year through its 32 Nationwide Campuses, Online Campus, Graduate Studies Program and Day Campus.