This is my second year at Westminster and I really enjoy teaching here. I am part of the management division and teach primarily in the MBA program. Mostly, I teach in the Entrepreneurship track. I teach courses including: Entrepreneurship, Business Plan Development, Marketing New Ventures, and Social Entrepreneurship.
I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and my MA and PhD from Fielding Graduate University .Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member of Westminster College, I operated my own Organizational Development consulting practice for 24 years. I have previously taught as an adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley International Certificate program, and at Santa Clara University. I also have prior experience in sales and marketing management in the recreational boating industry and served for 5 years as an officer of U.S. Marines.
I take a keen academic interest in human judgment and decision-making, especially the judgment and decision-making of entrepreneurs. I'm an avid student of a value theory known as formal axiology. The person who first developed the theory of formal axiology is the late Dr. Robert S. Hartman. In addition to being a professor of philosophy, Hartman also consulted with executives of several of the largest organizations in the U.S. One of those was Nationwide Insurance.
During a workshop he gave to executives at Nationwide, Hartman outlined four steps to a successful life. Those steps are: to know yourself, to choose yourself, to grow yourself, and to give yourself... to a cause larger than you. I can think of no better description of the aims of higher education.