MBA FACULTY

George Lehman

George A. Lehman, E.D.M.

Howard Raid professor of business; business studies division chair; director of the Collaborative MBA


lehmang@bluffton.edu
(419) 358-3302

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Melissa Green

Melissa Green, Ph.D.

Associate professor of business, director of graduate programs in business


greenm@bluffton.edu
(419) 358-3447

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Jonathan Andreas

Jonathan Andreas, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of economics


andreasj@bluffton.edu
 (419) 358-3290

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Karen Klassen Harder

Karen Klassen Harder, Ph.D.

Professor of business and economics


harderk@bluffton.edu
(419) 358-3505

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Gerald Mast

Gerald J. Mast, Ph.D.

Professor of communication


mastg@bluffton.edu
(419) 358-3208

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Darryl Nester

Darryl K. Nester Ph.D.

Professor of mathematics


nesterd@bluffton.edu
(419) 358-3483

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Marathana Prothro

Marathana Prothro

Assistant professor of communications


prothrom@bluffton.edu
 (419) 358-3279

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Jason Swartzlander

Jason Swartzlander

Associate professor of accounting


swartzlanderj@bluffton.edu
 (419) 358-3406

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James Grandey

James Grandey

Head coach, baseball; HFSS lecturer; associate athletic director for development


grandeyj@bluffton.edu
 419-358-3292

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Thomas Stuckey

Thomas Stuckey, Ph.D.

President, Northwest State Community College


stuckeyt@bluffton.edu
 (419) 267-1310

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James Wehrman

Retired Senior Vice President of Honda of America Manufacturing


wehrmanj@bluffton.edu
 937-869-1145

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Howard Keim

Senior lecturer in business


keimh@bluffton.edu
 

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Faculty vita   

George A. Lehman, E.D.M.

B.A., Bluffton College, 1969
MBA, University of Pittsburgh, 1978
Executive Doctor of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2000

Courses taught: Theory and Practice of Management, Strategic Issues in Contemporary Management

Dr. Lehman has done executive level administrative and board work in health care related organizations. he has served in a leadership position in the Bluffton University Graduate in Business since they began 2000.

Melissa Green, Ph.D.

B.S.B.A., Ohio Northern University, 1981
MBA, Ashland University, 1985
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1995

Jonathan Andreas, Ph.D.

B.A., Grinnell College, 1990
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009

Courses taught: Organizations and the Global Economy, Managerial Economics, Health Care Economics and Policy

Dr. Andreas has traveled extensively in the Asian Pacific including an extended bicycle trip in China. As an academic he has particular interest in the economics of health care delivery.

Karen Klassen Harder, Ph.D.

B.S., Bethel College (Kansas), 1979
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1989

Courses taught: Organizations Management and American Culture, Strategic Issues in Contemporary Management.

Dr. Harder has served as chair of an international relief and service agency (Mennonite Central Committee). She has had extended periods of work in Bangladesh, Kenya and Tanzania. She is an organization consultant for Mennonite World Conference and serves as a trustee on the Blanchard Valley Regional Health System Board, Ten Thousand Villages Board and Praxis Mutual Funds Board.

Gerald J. Mast, Ph.D.

B.A., Malone College, 1987
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1991-1995

Courses taught: Leadership Communication in the Workplace

Dr. Mast serves on the governing board of a national religious news magazine. He has prepared numerous students for speech competitions as well as serving as a judge for others. Dr. Mast has authored or co-authored a number of books both for the academic community and for the general public. Dr. Mast has been involved with the master's program since its inception and has taught a number of other courses in the past. 

Darryl K. Nester, Ph.D.

B.A., Bluffton College, 1988
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1993

Courses taught: Data Analysis and Decision Making

Dr. Nester has worked as part of a publishing team for a number of math and statistics textbooks. He is co-author of the text for MGT515, and developed the simulation software for that course.

Marathana Prothro

B.A., Southwestern College, 2003
M.A., Wichita State University, 2010 

Jason Swartzlander

B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1993
Certified Management Accountant (CMA), 1996
Certified Financial Manager (CFM), 2001
M.B.A., Tiffin University, 2005
D.B.A., Anderson University, 2012

James Grandey

B.A., M.A. in education, Muskingum College, 1999, 2002
M.A. in sports management, Ohio University, 2012

Courses taught:  MGT 655 Leadership in Sport Administration

Mr. Grandey is serving his second term as a member of the NCAA Division III Baseball National Committee. As a committee member, his duties include facilitating weekly regional ranking calls to determine the top teams in the Mideast Region. He also served on the selection committee for the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament. Coach Grandey was the NCAA representative at the Mideast regional in May 2014, where he was responsible for the management and administration of the entire regional tournament. He then represented the Mideast region at the NCAA Division III World Series in Appleton, Wisc.

Thomas L. Stuckey, PH.D.

B.S., Goshen College, 1970
M.S., Bowling Green State University, 1983
Ph.D., Bowling Green State university, 1991
Post Ph.D., Harvard Business School, 1996

Courses taught: Financial Decision Making, Organization Financial Management

Dr. Stuckey brings an executive's perspective his courses. His extensive experience with budgeting and financial management gives him the ability to help students make real world application of financial decision making theory to concrete issues in their organizations.

James Wehrman

B.S., The Ohio State University, 1973

Courses taught: Production and Operations Management

Jim spent 26 years working for Honda of America where he had responsibility for every division and operation in Honda of America at some point.  After serving in several management positions in purchasing, he was named senior vice president of Honda of America Manufacturing, where he had responsibility for all three Honda auto and engine plants in Ohio as well as the North American purchasing operations. He became the highest ranking American on the Company Operating Committee and also served on the Honda of America Board of Directors. Jim has spoken to numerous conferences, trade associations and government agencies regarding automobile industry concerns and supply chain issues, including testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 regarding manufacturing concerns in the country.

Howard Keim

A.A., Hesston College, 1972
B.S. Speech and Dramatic Arts, Central Michigan University, 1974
Interpersonal and Public Communication, Central Michigan University , 1976
Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Kansas, 1996

Courses taught: Theory and Practice of Management, Leadership Communication in the Workplace and Strategic Issues in Contemporary Management

Strengths in organizational communications and leadership, performance studies, spiritual development 

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