Faculty - School of Business | Benedictine College

School of Business Faculty

Michael King, M.B.A., J.D.

Dr. Micheal King

Director of the School of Business and Graduate Business Programs, Associate Professor

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  • Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Master of Science from Fort Hays State University, B.A. from Benedictine College
  • Served as President of the College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Principal in several start-up business ventures and a small investment banking firm
  • Worked in the United States Senate as professional staff on the Commerce Committee

Dr. David W. Bryant, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Dr. David Bryant

Assistant Professor, School of Business

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  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Regent University, M.B.A. from University of North Carolina Wilmington, and B.A. in Managerial Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia
  • Taught economics and business at Sampson Community College and the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina
  • Owned and operated a small business (national franchised learning center). Additionally served as a partner in several family businesses as an investment manager.
  • Research interests include Catholic Social Teaching, Faith at work, Entrepreneurship, & Distributism
  • Teaches courses in management, corporate social responsibility, and ethics

Dave Geenens, M.B.A., C.P.A.

Dave Geenens

Associate Professor

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  • M.B.A. from Rockhurst University, a B.S. in Accounting from Baker University, and a CPA certificate from the state of Kansas
  • Former President/CFO of Fire Door Solutions, former CEO of Avascend Healthcare Hospitality, and former President/CEO of Impact Design
  • Founder and CEO of Inhance Leadership - bringing leadership to life
  • Author of three books:
  • Arise! Life-Changing Truths for the Tormented Leader
  • Leaderslip: Reversing the SLIDE of American Enterprise Leadership
  • Nothing is Free: The Price Only Business Leaders Can Pay to Protect Free Markets
  • Teaches courses in accounting, leadership, management, and business strategy

Lyndsey Gewecke, CMA, M.B.A.

Lyndsey Gewecke

Assistant Professor

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  • CMA, M.B.A. with an emphasis in accounting from Benedictine, and a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Benedictine College.
  • Worked in public accounting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as well as private accounting at Black & Veatch in the area of statutory and managerial accounting.
  • Teaches courses in accounting

Dr. Jan Hansen, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Dr. Jan Hansen

Assistant Professor, Management and International Business

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  • Committed to increasing equity and respect for all
  • Ph.D. in Management and Strategy from the University of Nebraska, M.B.A. from Creighton University, and B.A. from Michigan State
  • Teaches students in graduate and undergraduate strategic management, quantitative methods for business, decision making, operations management, and international management – and, joyfully, BC Experience to help welcome freshmen to our community of scholarship
  • Motivation: We have a moral responsibility to leave the world better than we found it
  • Prior affiliation with Bellevue University, serving as Dean of the Hawkins College of Professional Studies while developing their non-traditional programs
  • Worked for Mutual of Omaha, Control Data Corporation, and the Heartland Region of the American Red Cross
  • Research interests include strategy innovation, organizational and individual learning and knowledge management, international and organizational cultures, and corporate entrepreneurship

Leeds Haroldson

Leeds Haroldson

Assistant Professor, School of Business

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  • M.S. in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Management Consulting from Norwich University.
  • B.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in Theology from Benedictine College.
  • Member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society
  • Seventeen years of experience serving in leadership, managerial, teaching and mentoring capacities, including Director of the Catholic Newman Center at Missouri Western State University for ten years
  • Provided leadership and management consulting for non-profit organizations
  • Served in the 163 Infantry Regiment, Montana Army National Guard
  • Teaches courses in Organizational Behavior, Enterprise Management, Human Resources Management, and Ethics, Compliance, & Social Responsibility

Brian Henry, M.S.B., M.B.A.

Brian Henry

Assistant Professor and Program Chair for Finance

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  • M.S.B. in Finance from the University of Kansas, M.B.A. in Finance from Kansas State, and a B.A. from Benedictine College
  • Worked professionally in several areas of finance including small business loans, risk management, and capital budgeting
  • Teaches courses in finance, quantitative methods, and financial modeling

Clay Johnston, M.B.A.

Clay Johnston

Assistant Professor and Program Chair for Marketing

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  • Executive M.B.A. from Benedictine College and B.S. from Missouri Western State University
  • 15 years of experience in the marketing industry, including television production and account management, public relations, marketing research, and as the marketing director for a small technology start-up
  • Entrepreneurship Program Chair at Wright Career College
  • Research featured in international best-selling author Will Bowen’s book Happy This Year
  • Research also featured in, and used as the basis for, a mobile application adopted by the Dale Carnegie Institute of Asia
  • Teaches courses in marketing, consumer behavior, and market strategy

Madeline Rogers, M.B.A., J.D.

Madeline Rogers

Assistant Professor, School of Business

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  • Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law
  • M.B.A. with specialization in International Business from AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand
  • B.A. in Business Administration from Benedictine College
  • Teaching experience at Emporia State University
  • Worked for private law firms and nonprofit organizations
  • Clerked for judges at the Kansas Court of Appeals, Johnson County District Court, and the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for the Social Security Administration
  • Teaches courses in business law and international business

Kristen Whiteley, C.P.A.

Kristen Whiteley

Instructor, Accounting

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  • CPA, M.S. in Accounting with an emphasis in taxation from University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a B.S. in Accounting from William Jewell College,
  • Worked in public accounting at Arthur Andersen and KPMG as well as spending 11 years with Cerner Corporation in the areas of tax, international tax, and property tax,
  • Teaching experience at William Jewell College,
  • Teaches courses in accounting
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