||Jeffrey Fahrenwald is the director of the MBA program and teaches in the areas of human relations, management, leadership and international studies in the MBA program. His practical work experience includes positions such as chief operating officer and director of quality and training. He continues to be an active organizational consultant and trainer focusing on strategic planning, organizational leadership, and management development. He also has served on numerous not-for-profit boards.|
||Robert Evans is the chair of the Department of Economics, Business and Accounting. Evans teaches "The Legal Environment of Business” in the MBA program. He is actively involved in the Rockford University public policy program, trains managers on law-related topics, is active on not-for-profit boards, and is a political consultant and analyst.|
Ina Freeman, Ph.D. teaches marketing and research-related courses. She has many years of experience teaching
marketing courses internationally. She
has also worked independently helping businesses develop their marketing
Stephen Hicks teaches business ethics. He lectures locally and nationally to professional business groups, has published a number of articles, and has completed a book on the subject. He is also the director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University.
Huels teaches a variety of accounting courses at the MBA
level. He has started up several small businesses and remains
active in his field by consulting with a variety of clients all of which allow
the classroom experience to be enhanced.
Stanley Klatka teaches marketing, consumer behavior
and entrepreneurship courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. He brings over 25 years of experience with
international commerce. He has also owned or co-owned three different
entrepreneurial businesses. He received
his MBA from Dominican University.
Bill Lewis is an Associate Professor at Rockford University teaching courses
in accounting, business strategies, and the senior seminars. His work experience
includes positions in both public and private accounting. He continues to
provide tax and consulting services to both for profit and not for profit
Caleb Lewis, Ph.D. teaches finance-related courses at
the graduate and undergraduate level. He
received his Ph.D. from NIU in Economics with specializations in Labor
Economics and Public Finance.
Gary Lubbert teaches research-related courses. He is actively involved
in numerous community-based learning projects and serves on several non-profit
boards. He also conducts marketing and business-related research for area
firms. Lubbert received the Excellence in Teaching Award at Rockford University
for his outstanding teaching.
Masoud Moallem, Ph.D. teaches monetary economics, econometrics and economic forecasting as applied to financial and commodity markets. His quantitative skills and computer expertise solidly complement the MBA program. He is an active researcher and uses his work and consulting experience to enhance the classroom environment.
Christine Albert is an adjunct
professor who teaches accounting
courses. Her practical work experience includes
various corporate accounting/finance positions across her career. She is currently serving on the board for
Financial Executives International and has previously held other board
positions for financial organizations.
In addition, she is actively involved in numerous not-for-profit groups.
Andrea Gibbs is an adjunct
professor who teaches communication courses.
Gibbs has experience in product marketing. She brings skills such as brand management,
public speaking, and marketing communications to the MBA program. She currently owns her own consulting
business called Act2Strategists. She
also is an instructor for leadership training for the Rockford University
Executive Development Program.
Lori Glawe is an adjunct professor who
teaches communication courses. Lori has
top level experience in Operations and Human Resources in both manufacturing
and distribution multinational firms. She brings knowledge of customer sectors including commercial business
and Department of Defense to the MBA program.
Lori previously held various board positions in the community.
John Phelps is an adjunct professor who teaches finance
courses. John is the Executive Director
or the Rockford Local Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit
economic development agency. Phelps is a
graduate of Northern Illinois University where he earned a master’s degree in
economics and finance.
Jim Turmo is an adjunct professor who
teaches project management courses and is a PMP certified project manager by
the Project Management Institute. He
works full time directing the supply chain for Thermo Fisher Scientific and
also leads the Rockford University MBA Advisory Board.