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Faculty | Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations (MM)

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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Les Harman III

  • 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
  • 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

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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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Lari Mobley

  • MBA and MM 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
  • Capstone for Marketing Management

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Marketing from the Management Perspective
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Managing Emerging Enterprises

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Robert Harp

  • Executive Director, Office of Innovation
  • Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations Adjunct Professor
  • 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

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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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Mark 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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