Owen Graduate School of Management


Owen Graduate School of Management
Adjunct Professor of Management (Statistics)

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Mathematics, algebra, statistics

Subject Areas



For more than 20 years, Rita Sowell has been preparing Vanderbilt MBA and Executive MBA students with the knowledge they will need in statistics, mathematics and algebra. In addition to offering classroom instruction, she has developed Web-based courses in these subjects for Owen students. She has an exceptional ability to teach students at various stages of understanding in the subject matter, particularly for MBA students with limited experience in mathematics.


At Vanderbilt, Rita teaches statistics preparation for students in the Executive MBA program and and mathematics review for incoming MBA and Executive MBA students.

On A Personal Note...

Rita is an avid runner and gardener.


M.S., Mathematics, Tennessee State University

B.S., Mathematical and Computer Science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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