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Janice Barrow

Janice Barrow

Janice Barrow joined K-State in January 2015 as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Executive Education. In this role she oversees and advances the Olathe campus on a variety of fronts including academic and professional education programming, faculty development, and student services, as well as supporting philanthropic and resource development.

Dr. Barrow came to K-State with several years of experience in industry and higher education. She spent the past ten years building and managing Graduate, Professional, and Executive Education Programs in the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. At Coles she designed and executed open enrollment and in-house/customized programs with multinational corporations such as AT&T and GE Capital, utilizing synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods. Dr. Barrow was also part of the curriculum team responsible for designing and managing the Executive MBA program that was ranked "among the top 25 tier one programs in North America" by CEO Magazine. She has served as the Editor for the Journal of Executive Education, as well as Founder and Chair of the Annual Symposium on Executive Education with local, national and international participants representing institutions such as Harvard, Northeastern, IPADE (Mexico), and as far afield as Germany.

Most recently, as part of her service activities, Dr. Barrow was the Founding President for an Atlanta based chamber of commerce, putting together a board of 23 founding directors made up of community leaders, business owners, business professionals, and members of civic associations. The first non-founding member was Hartsfield Atlanta Airport, the world's busiest airport. Before joining Coles, Dr. Barrow served as Head of School (Associate Dean) of the School of Business Administration at the University of Technology, Jamaica W.I., as a Business Feasibility Consultant, and the CEO/Managing Professor for a professional development and work experience evaluation firm.


Ph.D., Finance, University of Houston-University Park
MBA, Barry University
B.S., Management Studies, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

Research Interests

  • Executive Education
  • Developing Financial Acumen
  • Financial Crisis Mitigation
  • Shared Leadership
  • Inderdisciplinarity

Current scholarly work and publications

Barrow, Janice M. and Paul M. Horvitz, Response of distressed firms to incentives: Thrift institution performance under the FSLIC management consignment program, Financial Management, Special Issue on Financial Distress and Debt Restructuring.

Barrow, Janice M., Management of the Conditions Precedent to a Financial Crisis, Global Journal of Business Research. Outstanding Research Award

Barrow, Janice M. and Steven W. Smalt, A Case for Banking Oversight Reform in Crisis Mitigation, Economics, Management, and Financial Markets.

Barrow, Janice M. and Grace O. Turner, Developing Financial Acumen within an Executive MBA Program, Journal of the Academy of Finance.

Brock, Stephen, Deborah Roebuck and Janice Barrow, Using Executive Coaching as a Tool for Personal and Professional Leadership Development within Business School Education, Journal of Business and Leadership.

Contact info

Janice Barrow