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Faculty | B.S. in Business Management

Crowell School of Business

Jake Aguas

  • Associate Professor of Management

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

With over 25 years of experience in the banking and market research industries, Jake has held leadership positions with two Fortune 100 companies and one of the country's top-polling firms. Jake was actively involved in the JPMorgan Chase and Washington Mutual Bank merger, the largest conversion in U.S. financial services history at the time. He has been recognized by the California State...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principles of Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Capstone for Business Management
  • Human Capital Management

MBA courses at Biola University:

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • The Innovative Leader

Research Interests

  • Megatrends shaping the global business environment
  • Human Resources and employee development
  • Generation Z
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership

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David 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...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Advanced Business Analytics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analysis

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Shane Enete

  • Associate 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...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Financial Planning
  • Investments
  • Retirement Planning
  • Insurance and Tax Planning
  • Capstone for Financial Planning
  • Estate Planning

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Les Harman III

  • 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...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

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

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Nonprofit Management

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Andrea Marrero

  • Assistant Professor, Accounting

  • M.A. of Professional Accountancy, Biola University
  • B.A. Business Administration, Biola University

Andrea Marrero received her Master of Professional Accountancy from Biola University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed by the state of California. During her seven years in public accounting, Marrero worked as an auditor with Deloitte in Orange County and more recently for a local firm serving smaller businesses and individuals in audit, tax and consulting services. Marrero is...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Research and Communication

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Jeff McHugh

  • Associate Professor

  • Ed.D, Organizational Change and Leadership, University of Southern California
  • 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...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Leadership and Change
  • Capstone for Management Concentration
  • High-Performance Leadership

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Management Strategy
  • Organizational Change and Leadership

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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, and teaches in the area of marketing, consumer behavior, leadership and entrepreneurship. Besides teaching at Biola, she owns her own baking business specializing in cookies and cakes. She graduated from Biola with a degree in communications, and completed her MBA with an emphasis in marketing and organizational...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation
  • Women in Leadership
  • Capstone for Marketing Management Concentration

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Helen Mitchell

  • Assistant Professor of Leadership and Ethics
  • Director, Talbot Center for Faith, Work and Economics

  • M.A., Biblical and Theological Studies, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University
  • B.S., Marketing, Arizona State University

Helen Mitchell comes to Biola University as a leadership and strategy coach, speaker, and author. She is an ethics and leadership professor in the Crowell School of Business and is the director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work and Economics at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Mitchell has been sought out as an expert to incorporate and apply faith, work and economics...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Organizational Ethics
  • Business Ethics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Biblical Management and Ethics
  • Organizational Change and Leadership

Research Interests

  • Faith and Work Integration
  • Leadership

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Michael Rodriguez

  • Adjunct Professor of Business

  • M.B.A., Stanford University
  • B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Michael Rodriguez brings over 30 years of experience as a cross-functional executive leader in fast-growth, complex and high-energy environments, with a strong financial and operational acumen in both public and private companies. He serves as chief financial officer for Magnolia, a Waco, TX-based media and consumer brand with varied business interests in the retail, real estate, restaurant,...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principals of Accounting I
  • Principals of Accounting II

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Organizational Financial Policy

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Steve 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...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Global Business Environment
  • Business as Mission

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business as Mission

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Nick Sherwin

  • Associate Professor of Management

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

Dr. Nick is currently an associate professor of marketing, management and strategy in the Crowell School of Business at Biola University, where he has served since 1995. Nick has facilitated hundreds of courses in a variety of delivery modalities for other universities, including Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, the University of Redlands, Azusa Pacific University, the University of Phoenix,...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principles of Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Strategic Management

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Brandon Ware

  • Associate Professor, Business

  • Ph.D., Washington State University
  • M.A., Washington State University
  • M.B.A., Butler University
  • M.S. Murray State University
  • B.S. Murray State University

Brandon Odell Ware’s interests lie primarily in the areas of business analytics and economics. His research is not only focused on food deserts, but on the consumers purchasing behavior. Before coming to Biola University, Ware served as an Adjunct Professor of Economics for the Lacy School of Business at Butler University and the DeVoe School of Business at Indiana Wesleyan University. He...

Courses

  • Microeconomics
  • Business Analytics
  • Capstone for Business Analytics Concentration
  • Economic Principles

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Thomas 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...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • HR Management
  • Business Law
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Business Ethics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Law

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Philip Woodward

  • MPAcc Director
  • Associate Professor of Accounting

  • MBA, 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...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

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

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
  • Issues in Financial Accounting

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Talbot School of Theology

David Horner

  • Professor of Theology and 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...

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Medieval philosophy
  • Theology of worship

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Joanne Jung

  • Associate Dean, Online Education and Faculty Development
  • Associate Professor of New Testament

  • 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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David Talley

  • Professor, Talbot
  • Professor of Old Testament
  • NCAA Division II Faculty Athletics Representative

  • 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 also serves as a member of the pastoral team at a local church. Talley enjoys research in the areas of Old Testament theological themes, local church...

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

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Matthew Williams

  • Professor and Chair of New Testament; Director B.A.-M.A. Programs

  • 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...

Research Interests

  • Johannine Theology
  • Spanish Literature

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