2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Feb 04, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

School of Business

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Where the business, government, and non-profit sectors intersect to educate and collaborate for the common good.

Mission Statement

The Hamline School of Business is an inclusive community dedicated to the professional and personal development of our students, faculty and staff and to the advancement of the common good. We achieve our mission through teaching excellence, the integration of theory and practice, and the engagement of our stakeholders to address complex issues facing the business, government and non-profit sectors. We see our mission firmly rooted within the values of the Hamline University.

Departmental Honors

Students who have a GPA of at least 3.25 in their major courses are urged to complete a substantial research project to qualify for honors at graduation.


Hossein Akhavi-Pour, professor. BA 1969, Faculty of Law, Tehran University; MA 1975, PhD 1980, Kansas State University. Work experience: government, consulting, and academic. Research interests: international economics, regional economics, and the economies of the global south.

Peggy Andrews, instructor. BS 1984, Ambassador University, Pasadena, CA.  MA 1999, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  PhD 2010, University of Minnesota.  Work Experience:   Human resource leadership in packaged food and high-tech sectors.  Management consulting across publically traded, family owned, and non-profit organizations.  Research Interests:  white collar layoffs; career development; sociological, psychological and theological perspectives on maternal employment; individual and organizational flourishing.

David M. Berg, assistant professor. BA 1981, St Olaf College; MIBS 1984, University of South Carolina; PhD 1998, University of Minnesota; CMA. Experience: international finance, import/export/ technology export. Research interests: globalization and competition, firm strategy and adaptation, context of international business.

Stacie A. Bosley, assistant professor. BBA 1994, University of Wisconsin-Madison; PhD 2001, University of Minnesota. Work experience: information systems consulting. Research interests: labor economics and bounded rationality.

Ken Fox, professor. BA, 1979, University of California, Davis; JD, 1985, Lewis and Clark Law School. Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute.

Elizabeth W. Gunderson, professor, chair. BAS 1976, University of Minnesota; MBA 1981, University of St. Thomas; PhD 1991, The Union Institute. Work experience: nonprofit organizations and private consulting. Research interests: forensic economics, security analysis.

Cathy Gustafson, assistant professor

James Hagen, professor. AB 1974, University of Michigan; MS 1988, University of Minnesota; Ph.D. 1997, University of Illinois; Experience: bank operations, commercial real estate, consulting; Research interests: foreign market entry, inter-organizational relations, East Asia.

Bill Joynes, associate professor

Jenny Keil, professor, chair. BBA 1986, University of Michigan; MBA 1992, PhD 1999, University of Kansas.  work experience: securities industry.  Research interests:  compensation, gender pay differential, work-and-family balance.

J. Dan Lehmann, lecturer. BS 1974, MS 1975, PhD 1982, University of Illinois. Work experiences: business executive in international firms and consulting. Research interests: investments, corporate finance and management.

Kim K. McKeage, associate professor. BA 1984 Mississippi University for Women, MS 1988 Oklahoma State University, PhD 1996 University of Massachusetts/Amherst, MA 2011 Southern Connecticut State University. Research interests: consumer culture, unintended consequences of marketing, ethics and social responsibility, and retail management. Work experience: higher education administration, retail management, internal auditing, research consulting.

Jane McPeak, associate professor

Kris Norman-Major, professor

Chad Sponsler, lecturer. B. Acct. 2002, MBA 2003, University of North Dakota; JD 2008, Hamline University; CPA. Research interests: Certified Public Accountant exam performance variables, financing higher education, educational tax incentives.

Jack Reardon, professor. B.A. College of the Holy Cross 1981; M.A. 1984, PhD 1991 Economics, University of Notre Dame. Research Interests: Economics Education, Energy and the Environment, Poverty and Unemployment. Founding Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education.

Robert L. Routhieaux, associate professor. BS 1987, California State University, Chico. MS 1993, PhD 1995, University of Arizona. Work experience: restaurant and retail management, training and development, nonprofit and small business consulting / coaching. Research interests: organizational growth, change and sustainability in small business, health care, and nonprofits.

Karen A. Somerville, assistant professor. CGA, 1985, Certified General Accountants Assoc. of Ontario; MBA, 1990, University of Ottawa; PhD, 2008, Carleton University. Work experience: high technology sector, the federal government, management consulting, and not-for-profit organizations. Research interests: organizational change, organizational behavior, women in management and human resources.

Imen Tebourbi, assistant professor. B.B.A. 2000 IHEC Tunis, MS 2002 HEC Montreal, Ph.D. 2006, University Paris Dauphine. Work experience: Researcher. Research interest: Mergers and Acquisitions, Managerial Compensation, Risk Management, Corporate Governance.

Nancy Webber, instructor. BS 2002 and MBT 2004, University of Minnesota. Work experience: CPA with concentration in business taxation.


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