DepartmentCrowell School of Business
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • 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 organizations like Urban Strategies, Evangelical Credit Union, Ron Blue and many more. Harman is on the board of Joy Squared, a local non-profit organization that helps facilitate involvement to come alongside hurting people, bringing transforming joy to both those who are helped and those who help. Harman has been married for 20 years to Rachelle, and they have three children.


"Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching." Biola University. 2002, 2012.

"Professor of the Year." Voted by senior class at Biola University. 2002.

Publications (Selected)

Harman, Les (March 2009), "Teaching Partnering Strategies through Client-Based Project Approach." Marketing Education Review, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p. 49.

Harman, Les (Spring 2009), "Refocusing the Project Class on Partnering with the Client and Partnering with God." Christian Business Academy Review, 55-68, Vol. 4.


Biola Faculty Retreat — Fall 2014. "Are ePortfolios the magic pill? Bringing order to chaos in the Land of Assessment — Journey of the School of Business"

FAF — Spring 2015. Presentation updating on the progress of the school of business as we implemented ePortfolio requirement for all undergraduate students.

Presentation to Freshmen Courses — Fall 2012-2015. Designed and created an extensive presentation to CSB freshmen classes that included the unique aspects of the marketing emphasis, introduction to ePortfolios and advice on life as freshmen at Biola. Talk is given four times (to each freshmen class) every fall term.


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

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Marketing
  • Marketing of Mental Health Services
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