Because at Westminster College, we believe that how you learn is as important as what you learn,our BBA faculty includes highly-qualified full-time professors of business and education. All faculty members also teach in our M.B.A. and undergraduate programs. Together, they've designed a program that maximizes your learning experience. Your BBA academic resume will make you stand out in the competitive business job market.
B.S., 1982, Economics, University of Utah
Elementary Microeconomics, Economics as a Social Science, Negotiations, Labor Economics, Political Economy, Business Strategy, Macroeconomics, Economics and the Law
Professor of Economics with an emphasis on Labor Economics, Negotiations, and Political Economy. He is the Co-Director of the Coaching and Mentor Center at Westminster College. Richard received his doctorate in 1992 from the University of Utah. His research interests have been centered on explaining persistent poverty and discrimination in the United States economy and tracking the labor market experience of college graduates. Recently his research interests have focused on relationship based learning and performance coaching as a process to develop organizational talent. He was a lead member of the creative and curricula team that designed, developed, and delivered the innovative project and competency-based MBA degree-completion program and the competency-based BBA degree program.
Currently, he has developed and is working on implementing, improving and assessing performance coaching as a process to enhance graduate and under-graduate studies at Westminster College.He has also been active in executive education and training in developing coaching and mentoring as a process to develop talent in organizations and improving negotiation processes and outcomes.He has provided training and consulting in coaching and mentoring to Higher Education Institutions, Corporations and non-profit organizations.
Jerry A. Van Os
Accounting and Competency-Based Programs
1974, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management (B.S.), University of Utah
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) State of Utah
Financial Statement Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting, Information Systems, and Organizational Performance
Jerry Van Os is a faculty member in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business and is the Program Director for all Competency-Based Programs, including the project-based Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and project-based Master of Business Administration (PMBA). Professor Van Os has been a faculty member in the School of Business since 1988.
Professor Van Os also teaches courses in the graduate accounting curriculum, including Financial Accounting and Analysis, Managerial and Cost Accounting, Information Systems, and Organizational Performance.
In addition to his teaching and academic responsibilities, Professor Van Os is active in the Utah Association of Public Accountants and the Salt Lake Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. His research interests include competency-based learning, assurance of learning in a competency-based curriculum, and professionalism in accounting.
2013, Marketing, Florida State University
Principles of Marketing, Marketing Management (SP 2016), Marketing sequence in the project-based program (PMBA and BBA)
Dr. Christine Ye has joined Westminster College as an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, starting Fall 2013. Christine teaches undergraduate and graduate marketing courses both in the traditional and project-based programs. Her research focuses on understanding the role of trust in a firm-customer relationship, particularly in the domain of e-commerce and CSR.
Dr. Ye has presented research papers at national conferences such as the American Marketing Association Winter Educators' conference, the Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference, and the Marketing and Public Policy Conference. She also has publications in well-regarded marketing journals including Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, and Journal of Business Ethics. Christine also worked as a marketing consultant at Digitas, Inc. for a couple of years prior to joining the doctoral program.
Management & Competency-Based Programs
Dual BA, History & Finance, 2002, Utah State University
Strategy and management courses in the BBA and PMBA Programs, MBA 615
Dr. Dax Jacobson is a faculty member in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business where he teaches strategy and management courses in the BBA, PMBA and MBA programs. Dax’s research interests broadly cover the relationship between information technology (IT) and both public and private organizations. More specifically, he is interested in IT and education, IT and organizational design, and IT and experiential learning.
Dax has been part of two National Science Foundation (NSF) - funded grants focused on (1) IT governance in state government and (2) IT governance and public safety networks. He publishes and reviews for conferences and journals in management, information systems, and education.
Prior to joining Westminster, Dax was a faculty member at California State University Channel Islands. Prior to academia, Dax worked in corporate sales and marketing for an Internet service provider and for the U.S. Air Force in acquisitions. Dax loves his family, music, movies, books, sports, and the outdoors and tries to find time for all of them now that he is back home in the Intermountain West.