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Kris J. Knox

Assistant Department Head
Department of Maritime Administration

Phone: +1 (409) 740.4442
Fax: +1 (409) 741.4014

Classroom Lab Building (CLB), Office 220


Get To Know Kris J. Knox

What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

Early in my career I recognized an aptitude and interest in accounting studies. The ability to enter a respected profession was also important, as were my professors and CPA acquaintances.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

I hope my students recognize the importance of accounting information to an efficient well-functioning economy and to their future careers in management.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

Family and friends.


Ph.D. Management and Policy Sciences, University of Houston Central Campus, 1992
Accounting, University of Houston Central Campus, 1983
B.A. Accounting, University of Houston Central Campus, 1979

Certified Public Accountant, 1981 

Courses Taught
Financial and Managerial Accounting Principles
Intermediate Accounting
Micro and Macro Economics
Corporate Finance
Public Finance
Capstone Simulation
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, Vol 19, Number 3, Sept-Dec 2013, 225-234.
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. 
 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.
Knox, Blankmeyer, Stutzman, “Comparative Performance and Quality Among Nonprofit Nursing Facilities in Texas”, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, vol. 35, Dec 06, pp. 631-637.
Knox, K.J., Blankmeyer, E.C., Stutzman, J.R. “Economic Efficiency and Compensation in Nonprofit Texas Nursing Facilities”, Journal of Business Economic Perspectives, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, 2005, pp. 88-117. 
Knox, K.J., Blankmeyer, E.C., Stutzman, J.R. “Organizational Efficiency and Quality in Texas Nursing Facilities” Health Care Management Science, Vol. 6, No. 3, Aug 2003, pgs. 175-188.