Kathryn H. King-Metters

Executive Professor

Biography

Dr. King-Metters is an Executive Professor in the Undergraduate and Graduate programs at Mays.  She joined the faculty at Mays in January, 2011.  She has previously taught at Emory University in Atlanta, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Meredith College in Raleigh. She spent 25 years in a professional capacity with companies including IBM, SAS Institute, J.D. Powers & Associates, and Scott, Madden & Associates.  She owned her own consulting company in Raleigh, NC serving entrepreneurs to gain public and private funding; writing business plans; developing and organizing road shows for new public offerings; and various specialized projects. She was a founding member of the Council on Entrepreneurial Development in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Dr. King-Metters’ research into national cultures has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Pannon Management Review, and Service Business.  She conducted her dissertation research with international hotels in Shanghai, China and Lhasa, Tibet.

She has recently designed and is teaching a new Mays course for undergraduate students in management consulting.  In this capacity she regularly recruits current management consultants to speak in her class. In Spring of 2016 she held the first Mays TAMU Case Challenge, a case competition for students from colleges across TAMU College Station. Case competitions offer students the opportunity to analyze and develop a strategy for a specific business situation.  She took the winning team to Boston in April, 2016, to compete in the Harvard International Case Competition. She took the 2017 winning team to compete in the 2017 McGill Management Case Competition in Montreal, Canada against 11 international teams.

She regularly develops and presents seminars on negotiation skills to various departments and colleges across TAMU including the Bush School, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Graduate Women in Engineering, and the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Department.

Dr. King-Metters is a co-author of three editions of the Successful Service Operations Management textbook.

She is the faculty adviser for the new Texas A&M Consulting Club. This club focuses on preparing students to seek consulting internships and positions. Students in this club will be the main organizers for the annual Mays TAMU Case Challenge. It will also prepare students to compete in case competitions both nationally and internationally.

Research Interests

Corporate and national Cultures