The Business and Technology Department incorporates current technology, problem-based learning and hands-on team projects that combine to let students experience their education while preparing to excel in the business world. With an emphasis on small business, business majors have the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship from the ground up while incorporating the latest technologies and trends of the day.
The Business and Technology Department’s programs are designed to challenge students to acquire the practical, intellectual, technological, problem-solving, and communications skills necessary for successful participation in a diverse, dynamic, and global society. While the program is delivered using a small business, rural context, graduates are well prepared for joining a large corporation as well as pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.
Christian Gilde’s teaching interests include marketing, consumer behavior, management, and operations management. His previous research translated into a book on higher education. Gilde has presented at and participated in numerous conferences such as the Academy of Management Conference, the International Conference in Higher Education Marketing and the European Marketing Academy Conference.
Throughout her career, Lee Ann’s focus has been on providing great service to the customer and she has been recognized by both customers and employers for her outstanding customer service. She brings this same emphasis on providing great customer service to her classroom by working to create a positive learning experience for her students.
Kevin was the Chair of the Business and Technology Department from 2012-2015. He teaches Web and Digital Media courses and enjoys incorporating new technologies and software in his courses. He has recent journal publications and has presented at the National Business Education Research Conference and at the IACBE Regional Conferences.
Professors prepare you for the challenges you’ll face in the future.
-Molly Klinker, Business Administration
A hands on program with personal attention from professors.
-Demitrius Balark, Business Administration
Great place to interact with successful businesses around you.
-Andrew Wass, Business Administration
Professors motivated me to enjoy learning.
-Reno Ward, Business Administration
Amazing professors and small class sizes with lots of personal attention.
-KeAnna Conley, Business Administration
The professors bring real world experience to the classroom.
-Tess Turk, Natural Horsemanship and Business Administration
Business & Technology Building 205