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Faculty | Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations (MM)

Lari Mobley

  • MBA Chair, Crowell School of Business
  • Associate Professor of Marketing

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.B.A., Biola University
  • M.A., Loma Linda University
  • B.A., Loma Linda University

Lari Mobley chairs the Crowell School of Business MBA program and teaches in the areas of marketing, advertising and entrepreneurship. Mobley completed her doctorate degree in management with a marketing emphasis, and focused her research on co-creation of value through the lens of generational theory. She also has over 20 years of experience working in advertising, primarily as an account...

Courses

Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Promotions
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Capstone for Marketing Management

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Marketing from the Management Perspective
  • Intensive Group Dynamics
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship

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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
  • Principles of Accounting I and II

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Intensive Group Dynamics
  • Advanced Financial Management & Control
  • Leadership, Change, and Innovation
  • CAPSTONE: Strategic Management

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Steven 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
  • Macroeconomics

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business as Mission

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Les Harman

  • 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
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing for Non-profit Organizations
  • Capstone for Marketing

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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 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 in both business and in the local church. She has spoken at...

Research Interests

  • Faith and Work Integration
  • Leadership

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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

MBA courses at Biola University:

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Economics

Research Interests

  • The Challenges Facing Generation Z
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership

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Thomas L. 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

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Business Law
  • Biblical Management & Ethics

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Robert Harp

  • Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Biola Startup Competition - Director
  • Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations Adjunct Professor
  • Crowell School of Business Publications - Managing Editor
  • Praxis Academy
  • MBA Mentor
  • Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Forum
  • Lausanne Movement Catalyst for Workplace Ministry

  • D.Min. in Workplace Theology, Ethic and Leadership, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Communications, Wheaton Graduate School
  • B.A. in Economics, Wheaton College

Robert Harp is the director of strategic initiatives and adjunct professor at Biola University’s Crowell School of Business in Southern California.

Harp directs the Biola Startup Competition, which fosters kingdom-minded, Christ-honoring entrepreneurship across the Biola University community, and he teaches the Capstone Class in the Crowell School of Business’s new Master of Management,...

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Mark R. Saucy

  • Director, Talbot Kyiv Extension
  • Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Theology

  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biola College

Mark Saucy's interests lie primarily in the areas of systematic and biblical theology. Before coming to Talbot he and his family served as missionaries for 13 years with SEND International in Kyiv, Ukraine, assigned to encourage and develop theological education in Eurasia. Living in Ukraine also stimulated an interest in patristics and comparative theology with the Eastern Orthodox Church....

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