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Dr. Sam Stapleton, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is currently the MBA Program Director and teaching faculty with the Smith College of Business and Technology at Morehead State University.  Sam completed his SPHR certification in 2008 and has been an active member of national SHRM since that time.

Sam earned his Doctorate of Education in May of 2022. He also holds a Bachelor of Applied Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. Sam serves as the campus advisor for a number of student organizations at Morehead State University. He is also the regional skills competition coordinator for the high school chapters of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) in eastern Kentucky.

Prior to joining Morehead State University in 2013. Sam worked for more than 20 years in various managerial positions with companies across Kentucky.  The first 10 years of Sam’s professional business career was spent in operations management.  In 2003, Sam transitioned into human resource management during his tenure with Cooper Standard Automotive and later at Merillat Inc. He has remained active in HRM on an advisory basis with area businesses and non-profits since 2013.

Sam is a native Kentuckian, who currently lives on a small farm in Bath County with his wife Tricia.

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