Dennis McCuistion

Clinical Professor - Management
Tags: Accounting

Professional Preparation

Southern Methodist University - 1985
Southern Methodist University - 1964

Additional Information

Awards and Recognition
  • Northwood University, Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2010
Professional Organizations
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • National Speakers Association, Certified Speaking Professional
  • Association of Private Enterprise Educators
  • Dallas Rotary Club

News Articles

Jindal School Professor Earns Second Top Award from D CEO
D CEO magazine recently selected Naveen Jindal School of Management faculty member Dennis McCuistion as one of the top financial executives in North Texas for 2017. The magazine awarded him the top spot in the Excellence in Corporate Governance category.
McCuistion, clinical professor and executive director of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, also won the award in 2014.
“Even though I get the awards, a lot of credit goes to our staff, advisory board and members,” he said. “We have a great staff and an outstanding 15-person board. They all have been very instrumental in helping expand the product that we’re delivering here at the IECG.”
PBS Host Teaches Management Students to Listen
Well-known as a speaker, Dennis McCuistion also crusades for better listening, a cause he takes to audiences from the corporate boardroom to the graduate school classroom.

A former bank CEO and host for 20 years of the nationally syndicated McCuistion program on PBS, he is a new associate executive director at the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, one of the centers of excellence at the School of Management.

“A case can be made that virtually every major problem in a business is either caused or exacerbated by poor, ineffective or no communication,” McCuistion says.  Often the problem is a failure to hear or understand, he says. Hence the need for listening skills.