Research Team

Dr. Alexis Stokes

Associate Dean for Faculty & Research


Dr. Alexis Stokes manages McCoy College faculty policies, research initiatives, global programming, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.  As Associate Dean, Dr. Stokes is committed to helping facilitate, honor, and showcase McCoy College’s business relevant, socially impactful research. In her own scholarship, Dr. Stokes focuses on corporate governance, securities regulation (specifically abusive/naked short selling), constitutional issues in the workplace, and international arbitration. Her work has been published in the New York University Journal of Law and Business, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the American University International Law Review, the Texas A&M Law Review, Business Law International, and the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions, among others. Dr. Stokes earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Political Science, and Managerial Studies from Rice University and her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, where she served as president and editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. 

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Nina Rhoton

Research Coordinator


Nina Rhoton collaborates with McCoy College faculty for pre-award and post-award research projects. Her goal is to help build the foundations for faculty to grow their research portfolios and provide the best opportunities for the McCoy College research community. Passionate about fostering collaboration among the McCoy College research community, Nina enjoys matching faculty with other researchers that have common interests and facilitating events like Tacos & Takeaways and the McCoy College Research Symposium. Nina’s bachelor in anthropology from Texas State University and MA anthropology coursework have contributed to her interest and ability to facilitate research at the university. 

For pre-award services, she is available to meet with faculty members to discuss their research agenda goals, funding opportunities, and supports both internal and external research funding applications. Post award services include budget management, personnel coordination, and research technology purchasing from external grants and other research funding sources.