Luis A. Perez-Batres, Ph.D.
Dr. Luis A. Perez-Batres is the Dean’s Professor of Business Sustainability and Department of Management Head at Missouri State University. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University (PhD in Strategic Management), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MS in Finance), and Monterrey Tech-Campus Laguna (BS in Accounting, summa cum laude). He has also earned leadership certificates from prestigious institutions such as Harvard University and served as Faculty Affiliate (2013–2017) and Visiting Scholar (2013) at the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan.
Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Perez held a departmental chair position at Central Michigan University. His service activities include senior presidential fellow, administrative liaison of strategic envisioning, a university-wide strategic planning committee member, and membership in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.
Dr. Perez started his professional career as an accountant at a DuPont explosives plant. Then, working in the financial sector for large brokerage firms and banks such as BBVA. Additionally, he has engaged in various entrepreneurial activities and non-profit organizational efforts. During his youth, he participated in recreational soccer and the performing arts – e.g., he played the lead role in the stage play Cristina’s Pact.