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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 nearly three decades of innovative leadership and management experience in the banking, market research and entertainment industries, Jake has held leadership positions with Fortune 100 companies as well as with one of the country's top-polling firms. He was a leader in the retail bank division of JPMorgan Chase for 15 years, notably serving as its Human Resource Manager for Talent...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Principles of Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Capstone Course for Management

Graduate Courses at Biola University:

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • The Innovative Leader

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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
  • Ph.D., Kansas State University

Enete has worked as an investment research professional for over 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...

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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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 35 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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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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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
  • Professor, 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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Rick Langer

  • Director, Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning
  • Professor of Theology

  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.A., University of California, Riverside
  • B.S., Colorado State University

Rick is a Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology and the Director of the Office of Faith and Learning at Biola University. He specializes in the integration of faith and learning, and has also published in the areas of bioethics, theology and philosophy. He has a passion for helping Christians of all ages understand the connection between the Gospel and all the diverse facets of the created...

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Jonathan Lunde

  • Professor of New Testament

  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.Div., Lutheran Brethren Seminary
  • B.S., Moorhead State University

Jonathan Lunde's main interests lie in the study of Jesus, both as he is presented in the gospels and in the more specialized Historical Jesus field. He also enjoys studying how the writers of the New Testament use the Old Testament. Prior to coming to Talbot, he taught for seven years at Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois, and also has local church ministry experience. His passion is to...

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Scott Rae

  • Senior Advisor to the President for University Mission
  • Dean of the Faculty, Talbot School of Theology
  • Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics

  • Post-Graduate Study, American Institute for Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem)
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of Southern California
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University

Scott Rae's primary interests are medical ethics and business ethics, dealing with the application of Christian ethics to medicine and the marketplace. He has authored 10 books in ethics including The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood; Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics; Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies; Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach...

Research Interests

  • Business Ethics
  • Calling/Vocation in the workplace
  • Bioethics
  • Biotechnology ethics

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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 of BA+MA 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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