Dean, Crowell School of Business
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 education from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He has been at the Crowell School of Business since July 2014.
Lindblad’s commitment to education spans over 35 years and includes teaching junior high, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Prior to returning to Biola, Lindblad served for nine years as assistant dean and director of the MBA and M.S. programs at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. From 2002 to 2005 he was assistant dean and executive director of the MBA Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; and from 1998 to 2002, Lindblad was assistant dean and director of the MBA Programs at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Lindblad began his career in business schools as associate director of the executive and fully employed MBA programs at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in 1992. From 1983 to 1989, he was the director of student ministries at Biola University directing ministry outreach programs for undergraduate students.
In the 1980s, Lindblad also recorded and performed with the bands Famous Last Words, Gary Lindblad and the Undergrads and the Randall Waller Band. Lindblad's doctoral dissertation researched innovations in the use of computing technology in business school education. His current interests include following innovations in business education, the faith at work movement, the digitally-enabled music industry, and the influence social media has on all forms of education and the creative class.
Lindblad has been married to his wife, Cindi, for 35 years. The couple has two children. Gary serves on the board of YUGO Ministries, a missions group serving the people of Mexico. Lindblad can be found on Twitter @garylindblad.