Kris Knox

Kris "Joe" Knox
Instructional Associate Professor
& Assistant Department Head

Department of Maritime Administration
Bld# 3007, Office 223

Phone: (409) 740-4442
Fax: (409) 741-4014


Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1992.
M.B.A., University of Houston, 1984.
B.B.A., University of Houston, 1979.

Employment History

1984 – Present:  Texas A&M University at Galveston
1994 – 2000: University of Texas Medical Branch (tenure track assistant professor)
1984 – 1985: Hamilton Browne, CPA
1983 – 1984: University of Houston at Central Park (teaching assistant)
1979 – 1983: Fitts Roberts, CPA

Faculty Appointments through Texas A&M University at Galveston

2004 – Present:  Assistant Department Head, Department of Maritime Administration
2014 – Present:  Instructional Associate Professor, Department of Maritime Administration
2012 – 2013:  Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Maritime Administration
2005 – 2012:  Senior Lecturer, Department of Maritime Administration
1984 – 2005:  Lecturer, Department of Maritime Administration

Fields of Research

Port efficiency, Quality of Care in Long-term Care, Organizational Efficiency in Long-term Care, Bankruptcy Among Long-term Care Facilities

Courses Taught

Financial and Managerial Accounting Principles, Intermediate Accounting, Corporate Finance, Public Finance, Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Principles, Managerial Economics, Capstone Simulation, Marketing, Operations Management, Introduction to Business, Health Care Policy and Economics, Health Care Finance

Publications in Refereed Journals

Wang, G., Knox, K.J., Hite, G. “The Impact of Historical Designation on Property Values Before and Following Hurricane Ike: The Case of Galveston, TX”, The Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, 2011.

Wang, G., Knox, K.J., Lee, P. “A Study of Relative Efficiency Between Privatized and Publicly Operated U.S. Ports” Maritime Policy and Management (the flagship journal of international shipping and port research), 40(4):351-366.

Blankmeyer, E.C., Le Sage, J., Stutzman, J.R., Knox, K.J. “Peer Group Dependents and Salary Benefits: A Statistical Model”, Managerial and Decision Economics, 2010, Wiley Online Library, DOI: 10.1002/mde.1519, August 2010.

Knox, K.J., Blankmeyer, E.C., Stutzman, J.R. “The Impact of Bankruptcy on the Quality of Long-Term Care:  The Texas Experience”, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Vol. XXXV, Number 2, Spring/Summer 2009, 101-123.

Knox, K.J., Stutzman, J.R., Blankmeyer, E.C., Yi, H. “Quality of Care in Texas Nursing Facilities Revisited”, Midwestern Business and Economic Review, Number 41, Spring 2009.

Knox, K.J., Blankmeyer, E.C., Stutzman, J.R. “Resource Substitution in Texas Nursing Facilities”, Southwestern Economic Review, Vol. 35, Spr 08, (211 - 225).

Knox, K.J., Blankmeyer, E.C., Stutzman, J.R. “Technical Efficiency in Texas Nursing Facilities:  a Stochastic Production Frontier Approach”, Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 31, Spr 07, (75-86).

Knox, Blankmeyer, Stutzman, “Private-Pay Demand for Nursing Facilities in a Market with Excess Capacity”, Atlanta Economic Journal, Vol. 34, 2006, pp. 75-83.”

Honors and Awards – Teaching

Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence, Spring 2011 and Fall 2009


TAMU and TAMUG Committees:

  • Awards and Scholarship Committee, member, 2006 – present
  • Academic Advisory Council, member, 2009 – present
  • Assn. of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award Selection Committee, member, 2013
  • Honors Council, member and hearings chair, 2009 – 2012
  • Pathways Planning Committee, member, 2012
  • Nominating Committee William Paul Ricker Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award, 2008
  • TAMU AFS Teaching Award Committee, member, 2008

TAMUG –  Service:

  • Faculty Advisor to the Anime Club, 2012 – present
  • New Student/Parent Aggie Preview, participant, 2006 – present
  • Faculty Mentor to the Community Leader Program, 2010 – 2013
  • Gig’m Week presenter “How to Create Financial Security”, 2011 - 2012
  • Student Research Symposium, judge, 2010 – 2013
  • Faculty/Staff Symposium, presenter and author of TAMUG Economic Impact Study, 2008

MARA Department – Service:

  • Assistant Dept. Head, 2004 - present
  • Dept. Inventory Control, 2004 – present
  • Primary Department Undergraduate Advisor, 2007 - present  
  • Developed guidelines for department faculty appointment to Instructional Professor, 2012
  • Editor of Proposal for Masters in Maritime Administration and Logistics, 2009 - 2010
  • Facilitated development and implementation of 120 hour MARA undergraduate curriculum, 2006

Community Service:

  • Broadway Church of Christ; Galveston, TX; trustee, treasurer, director of benevolence and  widow services; 1997 – present
  • Silk Stocking Historical District, board member, 2009 – 2011
  • Feather Fest Galveston, authored economic impact assessment, 2006 – 2008
  • Galveston State Park, authored economic impact assessment, 2008  
  • Texas CCC State Parks, authored economic impact assessment, 2008