Larson Named Moorman Professor

September 07, 2023
Eric Larson Eric Larson

Culver-Stockton College announced that Eric Larson, senior lecturer in business, has been named to serve as the 2023-2024 “Moorman Professor.”

Initially established at C-SC in 2019, the Moorman Professorship serves as a featured designation of excellence for the faculty holder and a signal to the academic and regional community, the importance of informing and engaging emerging future leaders on the value of a free-market society, entrepreneurship, and strong personal character.

Larson said, “Free enterprise is the engine of economic prosperity, driving innovation, competition, and opportunity. It empowers individuals to pursue their dreams, rewards hard work, and fosters a dynamic economy that benefits society as a whole. Funding from the Moorman Foundation allows us to educate our students and community about the need for democratic government, free marketing economic systems, and strong socio-cultural institutions.”

The Moorman Professorship enables Culver-Stockton College to recognize a notable member of its faculty whose contributions in free-enterprise systems and expertise in teaching translate to a demonstrated passion for educating the next generation of business leaders. The Moorman Professorship provides vital resources to Culver-Stockton College to build and advance the Division of Business, Education and Law while also implementing engaging, community-focused programs and projects.

“The Moorman Professorship is an honor of distinction that provides resources to invest in students, programs, activities, and curriculum. This, in turn, enriches the overall academic atmosphere and helps attract promising students to the college,” explains Dr. Kim Gaither, Provost.

The Moorman Professorship funds will be used to initiate new, interdisciplinary, creative opportunities for students, create collaborations within the community, and assist in establishing sustainable educational program initiatives.
Larson, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Quincy University, joined the C-SC faculty in 2011. He is currently working towards a Doctorate in Management from Liberty University. He teaches courses including macroeconomics, microeconomics, management, social media marketing, sales and marketing, human resource management, and others. Prior to his position at C-SC, he served as the general manager for the rental company, Cantrell Inc., as well as an investment representative for Edward Jones Investments. He also was the managing partner of S.U.R. Inc. in Quincy.
Charles A. Moorman and his wife, Fabiola Cassidy, established the foundation in 1942 in recognition of Charles’ father, Thomas Robinson (T.R.) Moorman, who created The Moorman Manufacturing Company in Gorin, Mo. The business, which eventually moved to Quincy, Illinois, manufactured more than 150 products for feeding livestock and poultry. It was sold to ADM in 1997. The couple used the foundation to channel philanthropic initiatives that highlight the basic economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society.