Karen brings more than 30 years of financial management experience into the classroom. She has taught accounting for 15 years, observing many changes in the financial reporting process. Much of her teaching focuses on budgeting, finance and accounting. She also teaches treasury management as an adjunct faculty for the Association of Financial Professionals. Karen teaches "Budget and Finance" and elective offerings related to those topics.
JD, Santa Clara University, 1991
MA, Geography (Urban Planning), UC-Davis, 1980
BA, English and Geography (double major), UC-Davis, 1979
Kurt teaches the "Legal Issues in Management" course. He provides legal advice and services for a wide range of businesses, including Butler Automotive Group, Capital Associates, and Falcon Northwest Computer Systems. His legal practice focuses primarily on business, government, and land use law. Kurt has also held executive positions at large organizations managing general services, contracting, business development, planning and construction.
DPA, Public Administration, University of Southern California, 1990
MBA, Southern Oregon State College, 1981
MA, Psychology, University of Sydney, 1973
BS, Comprehensive Social Sciences, St. Cloud State University, 1968
John is an Associate Professor and former Dean of the School of Business. He teaches "Orientation to Capstone," as well as the Research and Capstone courses. His teaching and research interests include business and labor history, organizational training, and organizational change.
DBA, Argosy University, 2007
MBA, Southern Oregon University, 1991
BS, Business Administration, Southern Oregon University, 1984
Joan teaches "Marketing for Private and Nonprofit Organizations." Prior to teaching, Joan sold mutual funds and real estate investments, financed nonconventional and commercial loans, and worked as a title officer for an escrow company.
Ph.D., Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University, 2008
MBA, Computer Information Systems, San Francisco State University, 1989
Katie earned a BS degree (1983) in Marketing from LeMoyne College in Syracuse , New York , an MBA (1989) in Computer Information Systems from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. Her background includes eighteen years of work experience outside of academia; primarily in data analysis and in the development, maintenance, and administration of organizational information systems.
Cynthia teaches Organizational Leadership both in Ashland and in Guanajuato. Cynthia studies organizational leadership in the context of her management consulting practice. She works with CEOs and leadership teams on strategic planning, team alignment and executive coaching and chairs two CEO peer groups in the Rogue Valley.
Steve teaches "Strategic Management." A CPA and former CEO, Steve Schein has more than 25 years of leadership, business development and senior management experience in a broad range of industries. His primary areas of interest include organizational leadership; strategic management; systems thinking; and the interdependence between leadership, strategy, culture, individual satisfaction and overall performance.
Hart is a graduate of the MiM program and teaches the "Orientation to Graduate Study" seminar in the fall and spring. She also teaches Project Management as an elective offering in the program. Hart's professional background includes owning and operating a winery in Northeast Ohio for 10 years. Her interests lie in marketing, event management and teaching.