Faculty | B.S. in Business Management

David T. Bourgeois

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Crowell School of Business
  • Associate Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics

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

David T. Bourgeois is the associate dean for undergraduate programs in the Crowell School of Business. Dave graduated from Biola with a degree in mathematics in 1987. For the next 15 years, he worked in the information systems field with four different companies, including two Fortune 500 companies, experiencing many different roles within this field: systems analyst, programmer, project...

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Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Digital Business
  • Business Analytics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics

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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Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Financial Planning
  • Investments

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Accounting & Finance for Decision Makers
  • Organizational Financial Policy

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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Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Introduction to Marketing Practical Application
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing for Non-profit Organizations
  • Capstone for Marketing

David A. Horner

  • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies & M.A. Philosophy

  • D.Phil., Oxford University
  • M.Phil., Oxford University
  • M.A., Denver Seminary
  • B.A., Colorado State University

David Horner has taught at the University of Oxford, Denver Seminary, and served as a Visiting Scholar and Research Associate at the University of Colorado. He has lectured in numerous classrooms and university forums nationally and in Europe, and he has written numerous articles and book chapters on ethics, apologetics and ancient and medieval philosophy. Horner serves as Research Scholar for...

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Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Medieval philosophy
  • Theology of worship

Joanne J. Jung

  • Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S., California State University, Los Angeles

Joanne Jung's interests lie in hermeneutics and spiritual formation. Her research of the English Puritans, specifically their spiritual practices and community, continues to fuel Jung's passion to nurture her students' growth in their knowledge of the Bible and seeing that knowledge impact their spiritual transformation. This passion to see others grow in Christ extends beyond her students,...

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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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Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Leadership and Change
  • Principles of Accounting I and II

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Intensive Group Dynamics
  • Advanced Financial Management & Control
  • Leadership, Change, and Innovation
  • CAPSTONE: Strategic Management

Laureen Mgrdichian

  • Associate Professor of Marketing

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

Laureen Mgrdichian has been an associate professor at Biola since 2012. Besides teaching at Biola, she owns her own cookie business. She graduated from Biola in 1980 with a degree in communications, and completed her MBA with an emphasis in marketing and organizational development at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Mgrdichian has been married to her husband Tom for 29 years,...

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Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Writing and Case Analysis
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Women in Management
  • Consumer Behavior

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Entrepreneurship

Steven Rundle

  • Professor of International Business

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

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:

  • Global Business Environment
  • Business as Mission
  • Macroeconomics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • 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

Nick 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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Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principles of Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Strategic Management

David L. Talley

  • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Chair, Biblical & Theological Studies – Old Testament Department

  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Grace Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Southeastern Bible College

With varied ministry experiences, including student development, counseling, pastoring and teaching psychology and Old Testament studies, David Talley brings a blend of scholarship and practical application to his classroom instruction. He co-pastors a local church, and enjoys research in the areas of Old Testament theology, the Pentateuch and the prophets. His dissertation research on the...

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Research Interests

  • Old Testament theology issues with a focus on major themes and how they are evidenced in the story of Israel
  • Gender issues focused on the biblical teaching and implications for our lives today
  • The role of difficulty in our world and how this is evidenced in the story of the Old Testament with implications of what this means for the Christian life today

Matt Williams

  • Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies
  • Chair, Biblical & Theological Studies – New Testament Department

  • Ph.D., Trinity International University
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign

Matt Williams came to Talbot with broad teaching experience, including several years as a missionary to the Spanish Bible Institute and Theological Seminary. He was awarded professor of the year by the university, and continues to preach and teach in various churches and conferences throughout the United States and Spain. Williams was the general editor for Colección Teológica Contemporánea, a...

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Research Interests

  • Johannine Theology
  • Spanish Literature

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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Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • HR Management
  • Business Law
  • Organizational Ethics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Law
  • Biblical Management & Ethics

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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Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principles of Accounting I and II
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Federal Income Tax for PCE

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