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Dr. Paul Koch
Dr. Paul Koch

Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois

Dr. Paul Koch

Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois

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Dr. Koch, a professor at Olivet since 1992, is grateful for the opportunity to bring Christian reflection to bear on economic issues in the classroom. He has been a member of the teaching cohort for the University's Honors Program since 2010. In 1996, he received Olivet's Richard M. Jones Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. As a member of the faculty for the International Business Institute program for the past 15 years, Dr. Koch teaches in Europe, and occasionally in Asia, during the summer. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Association of Christian Economists and the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES). He will present Teaching Comparative Economics in a Study Abroad Program at the ACES poster session which will be a part of the annual meeting of the Allied Social Sciences Association in Chicago in January 2017. A graduate of George Fox College in Newberg, Oregon, Dr. Koch holds a masters degree in economics and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. Both advanced degrees are from Illinois State University, where he also taught for several years. While at Illinois State, he helped develop and teach workshops offered through the Center for Economic Education for public school teachers. Dr. Koch's wife, Debra (McCray) Koch, is the program coordinator for 4-H Youth Development in Kankakee County at the University of Illinois Extension. She is also an alumna of Olivet's Master of Organizational Leadership degree program. For a number of years, she volunteered as a costumer and board member with the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association. Dr. Koch teaches Comparative Economic Systems on IBI.

Dr. Annette Nemetz
Dr. Annette Nemetz

Ph.D., MBA, Assistant Professor of Management & Global Business in the College of Business at George Fox University

Dr. Annette Nemetz

Ph.D., MBA, Assistant Professor of Management & Global Business in the College of Business at George Fox University

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Annette M. Nemetz, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business at George Fox University. With teaching responsibilities focused on strategy, global business and general management, Dr. Nemetz's research and scholarship interests include stakeholder theory, the investigation of factors impacting contemporary global strategic management, corporate social responsibility, strategic sustainability, institutional influences and forces on strategic decision-making, public policy and business, and multicultural management and development. In addition, she is Director of the GFU International Business Institute program in affiliation with Messiah College. Dr. Nemetz has taught global management and global strategy in China and in several European countries. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Nemetz, an award winning innovator with a global entrepreneurial mindset, held executive management positions in marketing and product development in the software and computer systems industry. Her most recent corporate position was Executive Vice President at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, responsible for strategic planning and operational restructuring of the multi-million dollar Microsoft account and for leadership of a business unit that developed and sold innovative technologically-based marketing products and services. Dr. Nemetz's educational background includes a Ph.D. in Public Management and Policy with a focus on global business and sustainability from Portland State University, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Nemetz teaches Global Business Strategy on the IBI program.

Dr. Dan Sterkenburg
Dr. Dan Sterkenburg

DBA, CPA (inactive), Associate Professor of International Business

Dr. Dan Sterkenburg

DBA, CPA (inactive), Associate Professor of International Business

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Dr. Dan Sterkenburg is the Associate Professor of International Business in the School of Business Administration at Cedarville University.  He joined the faculty of Cedarville University full-time in 2010 following a 25-year career in business. He worked for The Reynolds and Reynolds Company as a Senior FP&A Director, and eventually the Finance Director for Europe and Asia.  He has lived and worked in Brazil, Germany and Switzerland. He teaches courses in Strategic Management (capstone), Global Business, Finance and Accounting.  Dr. Sterkenburg in the past was a CPA with Deloitte, and held positions in smaller businesses as the CFO, Vice President of Finance, and IT Manager.

Dr. Lari Mobley
Dr. Lari Mobley

Ph.D., MBA, Associate Professor of Marketing at Biola University

Dr. Lari Mobley

Ph.D., MBA, Associate Professor of Marketing at Biola University

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Dr. Lari Mobley, PhD, MBA, is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Biola University. In addition to teaching advertising, marketing and entrepreneurship classes, she chairs the MBA and MM programs. Dr. Mobley also has over 20 years of experience working in advertising, primarily as an account strategist and copywriter. She has been part of several start-up ventures including an advertising agency, a digital printing firm and a kitchen remodeling company. As a marketing strategist she has worked for clients in the education, healthcare, technology, retail and financial services industries. Dr. Mobley has previously taught international marketing courses in Ecuador, China, Hong Kong and Sweden. She will be teaching Global Marketing Management for IBI in 2019.