Professor of the Day

  • Photo of Bruce Ring

    Guest Professor in Management

  • Photo of Lewandowski
  • Photo of Steinbach
  • Photo of Mosca
  • Photo of Rinvelt

The students, faculty and staff of the college welcome Professors of the Day each semester. This program connects students with industry leaders in the classroom, providing students an opportunity to learn business concepts from executives. Guest professors visit classes related to their areas of expertise. 

The Professor of the Day program is one of the many notable (and enjoyable) activities that the Haworth College of Business uses to achieve its mission of partnering with students, employers, faculty, alumni and the business community to provide a high-quality business education.

Spring 2014 guest professors

Photo of HarperKraig Harper, B.B.A.'89 (Biographical Information)
CFO, Service Express, Inc.
Guest Professor in Accountancy

 

Photo of BakerRobert S. "Bob" Baker (Biographical Information)
President & CEO, PureData Corporation
Guest Professor in Business Information Systems

 

Photo of CrandleJohn Crandle, B.B.A'90, MBA'93 (Biographical Information)
Vice President & Sr. Commercial Lender, Horizon Bank, N.A.,
Guest Professor in Finance & Commercial Law

 

Photo of HumesGregory Humes, B.S.'87 (Biographical Information)
CEO, Quest4 Solutions
Guest Professor in Management

 

Photo of OchanderScott Ochander, B.B.A.'95, B.S.'96 (Biographical Information)
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Manchester University
Guest Professor in Marketing

 

Photo of WelchLieutenant Colonel Steven C. Welch (Biographical Information)
Michigan Army National Guard,
Team Leader, Pfizer,
Guest Professor in Military Science

Fall 2013 guest professors

Sandra "Sandy" D. Steinbach, B.B.A.'84, MBA'96 (Biographical Information)
Controller, Forensic Fluids Laboratories,
Guest Professor in Accountancy

Sal Mosca, B.B.A.'97 (Biographical Information)
General Manager, IT Division, Microsoft
Guest Professor in Business Information Systems

Jeffrey Rinvelt, B.B.A.'91 (Biographical Information)
Principal, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund
Guest Professor in Finance and Commercial Law

Bruce Ring, B.B.A.'77 (Biographical Information
Independent Consultant
Guest Professor in Management

John Utter, B.B.A.'84 (Biographical Information
Senior Vice President of Sales, Central Business Unit, Crown Imports
Guest Professor in Marketing

Alan Lewandowski, Ph. D., B.A'76, M.A.'79 (Biographical Information
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Board-Certified
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Guest Professor in Military Science and Leadership

Spring 2013 guest professors

Jim Baird, B.B.A.'93
Partner and Chief Investment Strategist, Plante Moran Financial Advisors
Guest professor in Accountancy

Joy McClendon, B.A., MBA
Senior Director, Business Technology, Pfizer
Guest professor in Business Information Systems

Travis Haney, B.B.A.'93 
Senior Portfolio Manager, State of Michigan Department of Treasury
Guest professor in Finance and Commercial Law

Vicky H. Black, B.A., MBA
Director of Process Improvement, Spectrum Health
Guest professor in Management

Ryan P. Jankovic, MBA'03
Vice President of Strategic Development, Tekna Inc
Guest professor in Marketing

Capt. Thomas Leiter, B.A.'08 
Brigade Commander’s Operations Assistant, US Army
Guest professor in Military Science and Leadership

Fall 2012 guest professors

Daniel Fuller, CPA
Tax partner in the Grand Rapids office of BDO USA, LLP
Guest professor in Accountancy

Richard L. Noreen, CPA 
Member and past-leader of the BDO USA, LLP National Pass-Through Specialist Group
Guest professor in Accountancy

Jennifer Rutledge, B.B.A.'04
Project Management Professional, Portfolio Manager,
Biggs|Gilmore
Guest professor in Business Information Systems

Thomas W. Cronkright II 
Co-Owner/CEO Sun Title Agency of Michigan LLC
Guest professor in Finance and Commercial Law

Nancy K. Owens, Ph.D
Vice President of Human Resources, GM International Operations located in Shanghai, China.
Guest professor in Management

Lieutenant Colonel Donald L. Mercer
President and CEO of Eagle Village lnc.
Guest professor in Military Science and Leadership

Spring 2012 guest professors

Jenny Cederstrom, B.B.A.'94
Chief Financial Officer, Southeastern Michigan chapter of the American Red Cross
Guest professor in Accountancy

Mary Jane Mapes, B.S.'69, M.A.'70 
Founder and President, The Aligned Leader Institute
Guest professor in Business Information Systems

Matt Ghaza, MBA’92 
President of six Michigan automotive dealerships
Guest professor in Finance and Commercial Law

Matt Betts, B.B.A.'84 
President, Level Data
Guest professor in Management

Capt. Kathryn Prater, B.A.'03
Senior Army Aviator, Instructor Pilot, Army National Guard
Guest professor in Military Science and Leadership

Fall 2011 guest professors

Rob DeGroot, B.B.A.'88 
Partner, Crowe Horwath
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Guest professor in Accountancy

Roger Klassen 
Senior Director, Pfizer Global Supply Business Technology, Animal Health Operating Unit
Guest professor in Business Information Systems

John Marucci, B.B.A.’98, MBA’00 
V.P. Credit Card Decision Analytics
Guest professor in Finance and Commercial Law

Del S. Eldridge, B.S.'07 
President, CEO and owner, Great Lakes Contract Group
Guest professor in Management

Michelle Alberda, B.B.A.'89
Co-Founder, SKIRTWorking, Certified Financial Planner
Guest professor in Marketing

Colonel Rodney Lawrence Faulk, B.B.A.’87
Colonel, U.S. Army
Commanding Officer, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment
Command  (Rear), Indianapolis, Ind.
Guest professor in Military Science and Leadership

Spring 2011 guest professors

Ron Edmonds 
Vice President and Controller
The Dow Company
Guest Professor in Accountancy

Joel Sundman 
Rational Brand Enablement and Specialty Architect Leader
IBM North America
Guest Professor in Business Information Systems

Bradley J. Czajka
Executive Consulting specializing in business valuations, turnarounds and strategic operational improvement
Guest professor in Finance and Commercial Law 

Timothy Parker
President and Founder
Parker Products, LLC
Guest Professor in Management

Mike Williams
Ownerm SignArt, Inc.
Guest Professor in Marketing

Fall 2010 guest professors

F. Joseph Fleck, B.B.A.'75, MBA'76 
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and CFO (Retired)
General Motors – Latin America, Africa and the Middle East
Guest professor in Accountancy

John Gercak 
Vice President, Information Technologies
Eaton Corporation - Vehicle Group
Guest professor in Business Information Systems

Steve Owens, B.B.A.'94, MBA'06 
Vice President of Lending 
Consumers Credit Union
Guest professor in Finance and Commercial Law

Greg Dobson, B.B.A.'91, MBA'95
Chief Operating Officer, AVB Companies
Guest professor in Management

David Field
President, CEO and Co-Founder 
OneRoof Energy 
Guest professor in Marketing