Faculty | Business Administration, B.S.

Gary Lindblad

  • Dean, Crowell School of Business

  • Ed.D., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., State University of New York, College at Fredonia

Gary Lindblad is Dean of the Donald and Suzanne Crowell School of Business at Biola University. He earned a B.A. in English and education from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia; and Master of Arts and Doctor of Education degrees in higher education, work, and organizational change from University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, Gary has a M.A. in Christian...

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David T. Bourgeois

  • Undergraduate Chair
  • Associate Professor of Information Systems
  • Director of Innovation

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • B.S., Biola University

Dr. David T. Bourgeois worked as an information technology professional for 15 years for companies such as Southern California Edison and Texas Instruments before coming to Biola in 2002 to lead the information systems program. He received his master's degree in management science from Cal State Fullerton in 1994 and his doctorate degree in information systems and technology from Claremont...

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Philip Woodward

  • MPAcc Director
  • Associate Professor of Accounting

  • M.B.A., California State University, Fullerton
  • M.B.T., University of Southern California
  • B.S., University of Southern California
  • CPA, State of California

Philip Woodward began his career in the tax department of Deloitte & Touche (formerly Deloitte Haskins & Sells). He has also been an assistant vice-president for a savings and loan company and helped develop a tax practice for financial planners. He currently consults with a real estate and investment company. He has been a guest speaker for MBA programs and a local radio talk show, and...

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Lari Mobley

  • MBA Chair
  • Associate Professor of Marketing

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.B.A., Biola University
  • M.A., Loma Linda University
  • B.A., Loma Linda University

Dr. Lari Mobley chairs the Crowell School of Business MBA program and teaches in the areas of marketing, advertising and entrepreneurship. Mobley completed her doctorate degree in management with a marketing emphasis, and focused her research on co-creation of value through the lens of generational theory. She also has over 20 years of experience working in advertising, primarily as an account...

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Brian Burnett

  • Associate Professor of Accounting

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • B.S., B.A., Accounting, Biola University

Prior to earning his Ph.D., Professor Burnett worked in public accounting as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, KPMG and a boutique firm in Newport Beach, Calif. He was a professor at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and most recently a professor at the Orfalea School of Business at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo where he received the Outstanding Faculty in...

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Shane Enete

  • Assistant Professor of Finance

  • M.S., University of North Carolina
  • B.S., University of Southern California

Enete has worked as an investment research professional for the last 10 years for large institutional asset managers. His duties included valuing public stock securities, modeling asset allocations for billion dollar pension plans, and serving as a forensic accountant for a trillion dollar bond manager. His research interests include how new developments in Biblically Responsible Investing...

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Les Harman

  • Associate Professor of Marketing

  • M.S., California State University, San Francisco
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S., California State University, San Diego

Professor Harman’s teaching philosophy is to have students engage the local community and learn relational and marketing strategies through real world projects with local clients. For the last 15 years, Harman has run a small business IMG (Integrity Marketing Research Services) that specializes in conducting in-depth interviews, focus groups, and comprehensive survey projects for non-profit...

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Jeff McHugh

  • Associate Professor

  • C.M.A
  • M.B.A. Finance/Marketing, University of Southern California
  • B.A. Economics, Stanford University

Jeff McHugh’s business experience includes 34 years at Beckman Coulter, a Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer, human resources, manufacturing, finance, marketing, sales and general management. Over the final 15 years of his career at Beckman, McHugh was the Vice President West Zone Commercial Operations, Vice President National Accounts, Vice President Americas Commercial Operations and...

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Laureen Mgrdichian

  • Associate Professor of Marketing

  • M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Biola University

Laureen Mgrdichian teaches in the areas of marketing, business communication, women, and consumer behavior. Her master's degree from the Anderson Graduate School of Management focused on marketing and organizational development. Mgrdichian has over 25 years experience in marketing promotions, management, and entrepreneurial ventures. She currently owns her own cookie business. Laureen and her...

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Steven Rundle

  • Professor of International Business

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Claremont Graduate School
  • B.A., California State University, Northridge

Dr. Steven Rundle, professor of economics and international business, focuses his teaching and research on the intersection between international economics and world mission. He has published two books: Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions and Economic Justice in a Flat World: Christian Perspectives on Globalization. Rundle is the advisor for the International...

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Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Global Business Environment
  • Business as Mission
  • Economic and Spiritual Transformation in Modern China

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • International Economics and Trade
  • Business and Government in a Global Marketplace
  • Global Issues
  • Business as Mission

Nick Sherwin

  • Associate Professor of Management

  • D.B.A., University of Phoenix
  • M.B.A., Pepperdine University
  • B.A., California State University, Fullerton

Dr. Sherwin is currently an Associate Professor of Marketing, Management and Strategy in the Crowell School of Business. He has served at Biola since 1995. Sherwin has facilitated hundreds of courses in the classroom and online over the years for multiple universities, including Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, the University of Redlands and Azusa Pacific University, the University of Phoenix,...

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Thomas L. Wilson

  • Associate Professor of Law, Ethics and Human Resource Management

  • J.D., University of San Diego
  • B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Tom Wilson comes to Biola University with over 35 years of experience as a trial attorney, during which time he has handled major cases on behalf of the business community in the fields of securities fraud, director and officer claims, product design, healthcare and railroad law. During his career, he has been honored as one of The Ten Most Dependable Litigation Attorneys in California as...

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Lydia Knopf

  • Assistant Professor of Management

    Dr. Lydia Knopf has served Biola University for 29 years. She launched School and Church Relations, which became Community Programs and Services and then Biola Youth, an organization providing a myriad of services, including Biola Youth Theatre, Biola Youth Academics, Star Academics, Torrey Academy, Ministry Outreach, and youth athletics. Most recently she served as Director of Biola Youth...

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