Jean Scheller-Sampson

Jean Scheller SampsonAssociate Professor of Management and Marketing

Office: Piper Academic Center (PAC) 106

Phone: (618) 537-6884


D. Management, Webster University 

M.A., Human Resource Development, Webster University 

M.A., Management, Webster University 

B.B.A., McKendree College

Personal Quote

"Be yourself, but be your best self.
Dare to be different and follow your own star." S.H. Payer

Teaching Philosophy

I believe it is my responsibility to educate my students in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Furthermore, I want to instill in my students the need to be a ‘lifelong’ learner and the importance of knowing how management will relate to a global economy.


Volunteer award from LINC (Living Independently Now)

Generations of Success Award from SWIC

Prior Work Experience

State Advocate for people with developmental disabilities (Certified QDDP, formerly QMRP) 1989-2004 Worked with state/local government and agencies to improve the lives of people with disabilities. 

Human Resource Manager for a large retail chain 1989 - 1995

Research Interests

I have a real interest in working with persons with disabilities and getting them into the workforce. I have over 15 years experience working with persons with disabilities and I know they add a great synergy to the workplace.

Teaching Interests

Management is an exciting field of study especially now due to globalization and diversity. There are so many companies we can study to integrate theory with learning. And, of course, ethics is interjected in all of the management courses to provide a solid foundation for our future managers.


2010 Presented a poster session “Handling Your Stress” for Stress Awareness Month, at Illinois Center for Autism

2009 Presented at the Academy of Educational Studies Conference. The topic “Cooperative Learning Groups-New Terminology for an Age Old Practice”.

2008 Presented at the National QMRP Conference, “Attracting and Retaining Great Employees” Memphis

2007 Presented at the Midwest Academy of Management, ”Using Kinky Boots in the classroom” Kansas City

2006 Presented “Colleges and University: Benefits for the Developmentally Disabled” at the National Qualified Mental Retardation (QMRP) Conference, August 11, San Antonio, Texas

2006 Presented statistics of St. Clair County and the importance of hiring persons with disabilities, Belleville Chamber of Commerce, October 12

2006 Presented “Persons with Disabilities: Ethics in a Diverse World” at the International Teaching Business Ethics (TBE) Conference, June 8, Denver, Colorado

Committees and Boards

2008-current Illinois Center for Autism

2006-2010 Maryville Parks and Recreation

2006 LINC Business Mentor for St. Clair and Madison County, Illinois

2005 (since 1997)-St. Clair County Transition Planning Committee

1998 Co-Chairperson

2005 (since 1985)-Qualified Mental Retardation Professional-State of Illinois

1998 to 2001-East St. Louis Education-To-Careers Board

1998 Southwestern Illinois Workforce Consortium

1997 to 2000-Illinois Transition Consortium

1997 to 2000-Metro East Education-To-Careers Regional Partnership

Professional Interests

Reviewer for the Midwest Academy of Management Publication

Reviewer for McGraw-Hill, Management Text

Member of the Midwest Academy of Management