Dr. Aric Krause is a faculty member in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, and is the Dean of the Division of New Learning. Aric works on developing new academic programs and international relationships for the College. Most recently, Aric worked with other faculty on the project-based Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, an innovative program being delivered in Salt Lake City and internationally. Aric also works with partner universities around the world, developing new and innovative learning experiences for students.
Aric relocated to Salt Lake City in 1999 from Western Pennsylvania. Aric received his Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University in 1998, a M.A. in economics from DePaul University in 1993, and a B.S. in economics from Illinois State University in 1989. Aric researches in the areas of: information technology, standardization of technology, and technology-intensive multinational corporations. Aric also consults in the areas of trade policy and strategy.
Aric says he loves being at Westminster College because he "enjoys the personal aspect of a Westminster education." He also says that "at every college you visit, you hear about the importance of education. At Westminster, faculty live it by taking the time to get to know students, by individually challenging them with innovative and active learning experiences, and by honestly caring about student's lives."
Aric is a travel junkie. In the past three years, he has visited Thailand, China, India, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Austria, Slovak Republic, Cambodia, Korea, Croatia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Hungary, and Utah County.