Four films proposed, will Broadway be next?

Stephen and Mary Pruitt check out a shot on the scene of ‘Works in Progress’ with actor Sam Kane.
Stephen and Mary Pruitt check out a shot on the scene of ‘Works in Progress’ with actor Sam Kane.

Stephen and Mary Pruitt check out a shot on the scene of ‘Works in Progress’ with actor Sam Kane.

Dr. Stephen Pruitt holds the Arvin Gottlieb/ Missouri Endowed Chair of Business Economics and Finance and has been a professor of finance at the Bloch School of Management since 2000. He teaches managerial finance classes at the undergraduate and MBA levels, as well as performing service duties as an associate editor of the financial review.

“I love my time in the classroom. It is so much fun dealing with fun and engaging students,” Pruitt said. “Most of my non-faculty friends someday hope to be able to teach at the college level when they retire. As for me, I’m already living the dream.”

Pruitt received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1987, after a B.S. in 1979 from Purdue University and an M.B.A. in 1980 from Ohio State University. His curriculum vitae boasts 53 entries for scholarly research articles and 28 selected article presentations at professional meetings, as well as 16 awards and honors.

“As a director, Steve constantly impressed me with his visual sense and complex visual storytelling,” said Andy Garrison, lead male in “Terminal” and acting coach at Actor Training Studio. “As a person, you’ll never find a more enthusiastic and friendly guy. He tells you exactly what he thinks, what he loves, what he hopes for.”

Pruitt has high hopes for “Terminal” and the upcoming two films after that. He also has other ambitions in life.

“I’d like to finish the Broadway musical I’ve been kicking around in the back of my mind for about 20 years now,” he said. “And I’d like to see my daughters get married and have kids someday.”

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