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Paul Engelmann devoted nearly four decades to helping his students grasp and appreciate difficult economics concepts. The professor emeritus in the Department of Economics and Finance is now enjoying time spent with family and pursuing volunteer endeavors with groups such as the American Heart Association after retiring from UCM in June.
Engelmann received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Drury College in Springfield, MO, in 1967. He earned a master’s degree in economics from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, in 1973, and a doctorate three years later from the same institution.
He came to UCM in 1971 as an assistant professor of economics, and was promoted to associate professor in 1980. His hard work paid off again in 1984 when he was awarded a full professorship.
Engelmann demonstrated his leadership ability as the former head/chair of the Department of Economics and Finance, 2979-2003. He also served from 2003 as the associate dean in the Harmon College of Business Administration, in addition to providing leadership for the MBA program.
His valuable service to the university includes countless hours to the Intercollegiate Athletics program. He served since 1981 on the Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, was on the Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee, and the Student Athlete Advisory Board. He had an impact on collegiate athletics beyond campus as the faculty athletics representative to the NCAA and the MIAA, where he held a number of high-level committee assignments and leadership posts. This includes chairing the NCAA Division II Legislation Committee and the NCAA Division II Management Council.
Engelmann gained international teaching experience as a visiting professor at Boston University-Mannheim, Germany, 1987-1988.