Dr. Kenneth Armstrong is Interim Dean for the Fermanian School of Business at Point Loma Nazarene University. From 1990-2008 he was Professor of Management at Anderson University in Indiana where he was Dean of the Falls School of Business for 12 years. During his tenure he was instrumental in leading Anderson in developing both an MBA and DBA (doctorate in business). He has an MBA from Central Michigan University and a PhD. from Northwestern University in Illinois. Dr. Armstrong has taught a variety of courses over the years, but focuses primarily on Global Business, Strategic Planning and Management. He has published in numerous journals and has presented several papers at professional meetings to academic colleagues. Dr. Armstrong has also served as a consultant on strategic planning to academic institutions and private corporations. He has also traveled to Russia, China, and Mexico as part of academic initiatives. Dr. Armstrong has taught on IBI previously and will have primary responsibility in teaching the Global Business Strategy course in 2013.
Dr. Michael Bruce is Professor of Marketing at Anderson University. Prior to Anderson, Dr. Bruce taught for nine years at Geneva College (Pennsylvania) and at two different universities in The Peoples Republic of China. He also has significant corporate experience on the marketing staff of Southwestern Bell Telephone. He has a Master’s in marketing from Maryville University (Missouri) and a PhD in marketing from Saint Louis University. He teaches a variety of marketing and statistics courses at Anderson University at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including Global Marketing. He has a reputation for being an excellent teacher who makes statistics understandable (just about impossible to do!) and marketing enjoyable (much more possible!) He is also known for his thoughtful integration of faith and business. In addition to his corporate experience, Dr. Bruce has considerable consulting experience. Dr. Bruce taught Global Marketing in 2009.
Dr. William Greer was appointed as the 15th president at Milligan College in Tennessee in July, 2011. His career represents more than 25 years’ experience as an academic and business leader, fundraiser, community volunteer, and church elder. He holds an MBA from East Tennessee State University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. His book, "Ethics and Uncertainty", examined the role of uncertainty in economic theory. As founding director, Greer led the efforts to develop and establish the College's Master of Business Administration program, a program built upon the philosophy of ethical decision making from a Christian perspective. Greer serves on a number of community and corporate boards and also serves as the Chief Learning Officer for SysDine Corporation, a provider of human resource management software. Greer's prior experience includes positions with a large food processor (Pet Dairy/Land-O-Sun Dairies) and an appliance motor manufacturer (Morrill Motors). He has taught Comparative Economics in the IBI program for a number of years.
Dr. David Hagenbuch is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Messiah College. He holds a B.S. in marketing from Messiah College, an M.B.A. from Temple University, and a D.B.A. from Anderson University. Dr. Hagenbuch worked for nearly ten years in two different marketing-management positions. He first served as a corporate sales analyst for a national Christian radio network. Later, he joined his family’s specialty advertising agency where, as a partner, he managed the firm's daily operations, served as an account executive for several major accounts, and performed most of the company’s in-house graphic design work. The sale of the business allowed Dr. Hagenbuch to return to his alma mater where he teaches business ethics and marketing classes, which often involve service learning projects for nonprofit organizations. He has given presentations at many professional conferences and has been published in The Journal of Marketing Education, Christian Scholars Review, Services Marketing Quarterly, and Marketing News. Dr. Hagenbuch taught Global Marketing in 2011.
Dr. Paul Koch is Professor of Economics at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, where he has taught since 1992. A graduate of George Fox College in Newberg, Oregon, he holds a master’s degree in economics and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, both from Illinois State University, where he also taught for several years. While at ISU, he helped develop and teach workshops for public school teachers that were offered through the University’s Center for Economic Education. Professor Koch received Olivet’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 1996, and participated in a panel discussion on the global financial crisis at the 25th anniversary conference for the Association of Christian Economists in April of 2009. His wife, Debra, is an active volunteer and Board member for the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association. She is also employed part-time as the administrative assistant for the Department of Mathematics at Olivet, and is a master’s student in Organizational Leadership at ONU. They have two sons, Andrew and David, who are students at Olivet and Illinois State University, respectively. Dr. Koch has taught on IBI previously and will be teaching Comparative Economic Systems in 2013.
Dr. Vincent LaFrance is Managing Director of IBI and Professor of Economics at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Delaware where he majored in economics and had a minor in business. After working in the business world for several years, he completed his PhD in economics at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. LaFrance taught for eight years at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania until he joined the faculty of Messiah College in 1988. He has taught a variety of courses at Messiah, including a popular cross cultural course in Costa Rica. He served as Interim Dean of the School of Mathematics, Engineering and business in 2001-2002 and as Chair of the Department of Management & Business from 2001-2008. He has been involved in teaching comparative economic systems in the IBI program since 1998.
Dr. Roy Phillip teaches in the under-graduate program of the School of Business and Technology at Trevecca Nazarene University. His main expertise is in the area of marketing and teaches Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Advertising Management, Sales Fundamentals, and International Marketing. He also teaches a management course, Production and Operations Management, and a General Education course, Financial Stewardship. He also teaches in the Adult Development program (Systems Management, Marketing for Managers, Statistics for Managers, Principles of Management and Supervision) and in the MBA program (Marketing Management). His non-teaching activities include being the faculty advisor for SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and ISAT (International Students Association of Trevecca). Professor Philip received his Bachelor of Commerce at Bishop HebeR College in India and his Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the same school. He taught in India for 6 years while also being a consultant in the industry. He received his Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) from Anderson University, Indiana, specializing in Marketing. Dr. Phillip will be teaching Global Marketing in 2012.
Dr. Steve Rundle is Associate Professor of Economics at Biola University. He received his B.A. in economics from California State University, Northridge, and his Ph.D. in economics from Claremont Graduate University. Before entering the academic world, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, followed by several management-level positions in the interstate trucking industry. His teaching and research interests are focused on the intersection between international economics and world mission. He has authored or coauthored many journal articles and book chapters on this subject, as well as two books – Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions (Intervarsity Press, 2003) and Economic Justice in a Flat World: Christian Perspectives on Globalization (Paternoster Press, 2009). Dr. Rundle also assists, consults or has co-founded several organizations that aim to see Christian-owned businesses prosper in less-developed countries. He will teach International Trade and Finance in 2013.
Dr. Ronald Webb is the former Managing Director of IBI. Prior to assuming the directorship of IBI he was Vice President and Dean of the Faculty at Huntington College in Indiana and before that Chair of the Department of Management and Business at Messiah College for many years. His MBA and DBA are from the University of Maryland. Dr. Webb has taught numerous management courses over the years including International Management and Ministry in International Business. He has developed and participated in student programs in Europe, China, Latin and South America and has taught on the IBI program many years. He has consulted with many private corporations over the years as well as with universities in Russia and China. His publications, most recently on the “motivation to lead,” have appeared in numerous professional journals.
Robert Bartel is the founder of IBI and former Managing Director. Professor Bartel is a graduate of Wheaton College and his graduate work was at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, affiliated with Tufts and Harvard Universities, where he specialized in international economics and finance. He began his career in the Foreign Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and subsequently served on the faculties at Wheaton College, Westmont College, and King College in Bristol, Tennessee. He was a participant to the World Economic Forum meetings in Moscow (1991 and 1992) and the annual Forum sessions in Davos, Switzerland (1992-96). In the fall of 1993, he was named a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. In 2000, Professor Bartel was appointed to the Board of Trustees of First Advisors, LLP, a major division of First Trust Portfolios, one of the largest independent producers of unit trusts in the world which is based in Lisle, Illinois. In 2003, Professor Bartel was named Senior Advisor – Global Finance for First Trust Portfolios. He and his wife Shirley, live in “semi-retirement” at 831 Pinegrove Court Wheaton, IL 60187. They can be reached at (630)681-8397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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