MBA Program - Faculty

Michael King, M.B.A., J.D.

Dr. Micheal King

Director of the School of Business and Graduate Business Programs, Associate Professor

  • Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri, M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Master of Science from Fort Hays State University, B.A. from Benedictine College
  • Served as President of the College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Principal in several start-up business ventures and a small investment banking firm
  • Worked in the United States Senate as professional staff on the Commerce Committee
  • Contact: 913-360-7160, email

Dr. David W. Bryant, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Dr. David Bryant

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Regent University, M.B.A. from University of North Carolina Wilmington, and B.A. in Managerial Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia
  • Taught economics and business at Sampson Community College and the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina
  • Owned and operated a small business (national franchised learning center). Additionally served as a partner in several family businesses as an investment manager.
  • Research interests include Catholic Social Teaching, Faith at work, Entrepreneurship, & Distributism
  • Teaches courses in management, corporate social responsibility, and ethics
  • Contact: 913-360-7457, email

Norman M. Burkart, MBA

Norman BurkartAdjunct Lecturer

  • M.B.A. from the Keller School of Management, B.A. in Economics and Modern Languages from the University of Notre Dame
  • Served as officer and president of the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City
  • Principal at Assignment International, LLC, an international business development advisory company
  • Former principal at Language Link Corporation
  • Former CEO of a financial institution
  • Designed and volunteers to facilitate an international trade simulation at Kansas City regional colleges on behalf of the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City since the 1990’s
  • Teaches international business courses

Elizabeth Collins

Elizabeth CollinsAdjunct Professor

  • M.B.A from Benedictine College and B.A from Pensacola Christian College
  • Director of Marketing and Communications for regional healthcare network
  • President of boutique digital marketing agency, serving local, regional, and multinational clients
  • 15 years of experience in marketing industry with a focus on digital strategy, media, and communications
  • National speaker with The Schallert Group, destination business marketing experts
  • Board chair and consultant for entrepreneurial development nonprofit
  • Member of Rotary International
  • Teaches courses in strategic marketing

Dave Geenens, M.B.A., C.P.A.

David Geenens

Associate Professor

  • M.B.A. from Rockhurst University, a B.S. in Accounting from Baker University, and a CPA certificate from the state of Kansas
  • Former CEO of Avascend Healthcare Hospitality and Impact Design
  • Founder and CEO of Inhance Leadership
  • Author of three books:
  • Arise! Life-Changing Truths for the Tormented Leader
  • Leaderslip: Reversing the SLIDE of American Enterprise Leadership
  • Nothing is Free: The Price Only Business Leaders Can Pay to Protect Free Markets
  • Teaches courses in accounting, leadership, accounting information systems, and business strategy
  • Contact: 913-360-7633, email

Dr. Jan Hansen, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Management

  • Ph.D. in Management and Strategy from the University of Nebraska, M.B.A. from Creighton University, and B.A. from Michigan State
  • Prior affiliation with Bellevue University, serving as Dean of the Hawkins College of Professional Studies while developing their non-traditional programs
  • Worked for Mutual of Omaha, Control Data Corporation, and the Heartland Region of the American Red Cross
  • Research activities include organizational learning and knowledge management, corporate entrepreneurship, and international cultures
  • Teaches courses in strategic management, human resources management, and production and operations management
  • Contact: 913-360-7423, email

Leeds Haroldson

Dr. Jan Hansen

Assistant Professor

  • M.S. in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Management Consulting from Norwich University.
  • B.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in Theology from Benedictine College.
  • Member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society
  • Seventeen years of experience serving in leadership, managerial, teaching and mentoring capacities, including Director of the Catholic Newman Center at Missouri Western State University for ten years
  • Provided leadership and management consulting for non-profit organizations
  • Served in the 163 Infantry Regiment, Montana Army National Guard
  • Teaches courses in Organizational Behavior, Enterprise Management, Human Resources Management, and Ethics, Compliance, & Social Responsibility

Dr. David Harris

Dr. David Harris


  • Ph.D. in Economics from University of Missouri-Kansas City, M.S. in Economics from University of Iowa, and B.A. in Economics from Benedictine College
  • Formerly worked as a computer programmer at Cerner and a financial analyst at M&I Bank
  • Member of the Association for Social Economics

  • Research interests include the history of economics, social economics, and Catholic Social Teaching.

  • Contact: (913) 360-7456, email

Clay Johnston, M.B.A.

Clay Johnston

Assistant Professor and Program Chair for Marketing

  • Executive M.B.A. from Benedictine College and B.S. from Missouri Western State University
  • 15 years of experience in the marketing industry, including television production and account management, public relations, marketing research, and as the marketing director for a small technology start-up
  • Entrepreneurship Program Chair at Wright Career College
  • Research featured in international best-selling author Will Bowen’s book Happy This Year
  • Research also featured in, and used as the basis for, a mobile application adopted by the Dale Carnegie Institute of Asia
  • Teaches courses in marketing, consumer behavior, and market strategy
  • Contact: 913-360-7547, email

Madeline Rogers, M.B.A., J.D.

Madeline Rogers

Assistant Professor and SIBC Advisor

  • Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law
  • M.B.A. with specialization in International Business from AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand
  • B.A. in Business Administration from Benedictine College
  • Teaching experience at Emporia State University
  • Worked for private law firms and nonprofit organizations
  • Clearked for judges at the Kansas Court of Appeals, Johnson County District Court, and the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for the Social Security Administration
  • Teaches courses in business law and international business
  • Contact: email