Professor of Management
- Phone Number:
- Office Location:
- McNeill Hall 20
- Office Hours:
- Spring Class 2013 Schedule:
Business Law and Business Ethics II MWF 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Business Law and Business Ethics II MWF 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Senior Seminar in Strategic Management T/TH 11:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Enactus Students in Free Enterprise – SIFE – Mngt. 290A W 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Office Hours: MWF 9 to 10 a.m.
TTH 9 to 11 a.m.
and other hours by appointment
- Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Drake University
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) Drake University
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Summa Cum Laude
Welcome to my profile! I will share a bit about my educational background, career history and areas of special interest. I grew up in southwestern Wisconsin working in the family business (a.k.a. family farm) and attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. After working in the UW-P Library and Informational Services departments, I decided to attend graduate school. Both my Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and my Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) are from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. While in law school I clerked for the Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor and Fairgrave Law Firm in the property, tax and corporate area. During law school I also worked at the Boone County Law Clinic Office of Drake Law School.
After passing the bar exam (my license to practice law is up to date) I spent a year as a graduate judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Leo Oxberger on the Iowa Court of Appeals. I then spent a year as graduate judicial law clerk for Justice James Carter on the Iowa Supreme Court. Additional experience included working in the Iowa Senate as Parliamentarian, writing an amicus brief for the ICLU and doing pro bono immigration work.
I love the courses I teach (Business Law and Ethics I and II, Organization and Behavior, Small Business Management and Strategic Management Senior Capstone.) My department is the Department of Business Administration and Economics and my office is on the “garden level” of McNeill Hall. Areas of special interest include small business development, strategy and business law. I assist several student groups on campus including the Pre-Law Society, Amnesty International and the Simpson College Enactus Team – formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team.