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 Academics expanding services to include Biola University K–12 Private School Satellite Program, Elementary Academics, online education, electives, and much more. During that time she earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a major in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Regent University. Dr. Knopf’s research interests include organizational behavior, culture, identity, commitment, and change, transformational, authentic, spiritual, charismatic, servant, steward, and ethical leadership, entrepreneurship, Romans, 12 motivational gifts, and calling.