Dr. Melody B. LaPreze


Management and Information Technology

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Management and Information Technology
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Organizational Behavior, 1997, University of Missouri
  • MBA, Management, 1990, University of Central Missouri
  • MS, Industrial Management, 1983, University of Central Missouri
  • BSEd, Industrial Arts, 1981, University of Central Missouri


  • Organization Behavior and Management
  • Advanced Organization Behavior and Management
  • Strategic Management and Policy
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Theory

Research and professional interests

  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Socialization
  • Organizational top leadership
  • Job search and selection

Awards and honors

  • Maroon and White Awards Banquet Certificate of Appreciation, Missouri State University, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2019
  • True Maroon Award, University Award, Missouri State University, 2018
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Business, Missouri State University, 2004