Faculty

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

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. Joseph L. Brickner

Adjunct Professor

  • Doctor of Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Il, B.A. from St. Benedict's College (Benedictine College), Certified Cash Manager (CCM)
  • Chief Financial Officer for Novadiol, Inc. (2012-2016)
  • Associate Professor in School of Business and Academic Director for the Graduate School of Business at Benedictine (2010-2012)
  • Head Men's Basketball Coach and Business Professor in Executive MBA program at Benedictine (1998-2010)
  • Assistant Treasurer for Southwestern Bell (now AT&T). Retired with 28 years of service in 1998

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

Adjunct Professor and Faculty Advisor for Enactus

 

  • 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

 

 

Chris Glenski, C.P.A.

Associate Professor and Program Chair for Accounting

 

  • M.S. in Professional Accounting from University of Texas-Austin and B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from William Jewell College
  • Teaching experience at Missouri Western State University, Salem College, DePaul University, and the University of Texas-Austin
  • Former Tax Manager for KPMG in Kansas City
  • Teaches courses in financial accounting, taxation, and financial statement analysis
  • Contact: 913-360-7512, email

 

 

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

Assistant Professor, Management, SIBC Advisor

 

  • 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

 

 

Dr. David Harris

Professor

  • 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.

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

 

 

Deborah Reed, M.B.A.

Associate Professor

  • M.B.A. from Central Michigan University, B.A. in Business Administration from Columbia College
  • Over 30 years of business experience, including work in higher education, entrepreneurial ventures, and corporate leadership
  • Experience aiding in the Entrepreneurship Program at the Craig Schools of Business - Missouri Western State University
  • Teaching experience at William Jewell College, awarded Professor Emeritus status
  • Published research in the ares of Applied Learning, Business Communications, and Ethics
  • Professional background includes work at Hallmark Cards, inc., owner of multiple Apple computer retail stores, and numerous youth oriented programs with local, regional, and national connections
  • Contact: 913-360-7587, email

 

 

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

Assistant Professor

 

  • 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