Stephen Langston works as Director of Talent Management and Organizational development for a publicly traded logistics organization in Virginia. Dr. Langston is certified in Project Management (CPM), Theory of Constraint (Certified Jonas), and has received his Six Sigma Black Belt. In addition, he has served as principle chair in negotiations with labor unions for the past 10 years. He has been featured by both the Northwest Arkansas Chapter and Capital City Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Managers to speak on executive development and strategic staffing. He earned his PhD in Organizational Management in 2012 from Capella University.
John Parnell is the author of more than 200 basic and applied research articles, presentations, and cases in strategic management and related areas. He is the author of two current textbooks, Strategic Management: Theory and Practice, and Crisis Management: Leading in the New Strategy Landscape. Dr. Parnell earned his MBA and MA degrees from East Carolina University, an EdD from Campbell University, and a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Memphis. He has lectured in a number of countries, including China, Mexico, Peru and Egypt. His current research focuses on issues related to competitive business strategies, crisis management and ethics.
Ron Deming has held various positions at Bethel University, to include Vice President of the College of Liberal Arts, Vice President School of University Studies, Professor of Business & Computer Information Systems, Business Division Chair, and Associate Dean of Information & Technology. He holds a PhD in Business from Capella University. Retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1996, Dr. Deming teaches a number of classes in Bethel’s MBA program, and also provides lectures on various management and information systems topics.
Vicky Black has served as an on-campus instructor at several colleges and universities, and in addition to serving as a university administrator, has taught online classes for approximately 10 years. She has a varied business and industry background, to include holding a real-estate agent’s license, a health and life insurance license, a variable annuities license, and a mortgage broker’s license. She has experience in investments, and has been actively involved in the development of several businesses. Dr. Black earned her M.Ed. from Wright State University, her M.S.M. from Oakland City University, and her PhD from Ohio State University, in addition to completing post- doctoral work in international business.
Dorothy Black is a professor of business at Bethel University. She earned her MBA at Union University, and received her PhD from Capella University. Dr. Black brings real-world experience from such diverse fields as the U.S. military, healthcare, legal, insurance, and manufacturing. She primarily instructs on the subjects of ethics, organizational development, statistics, and research projects.
Dani Babb has taught at Bethel University for eight years, and specializes in healthcare, information technology management, and statistics. She holds a PhD in IT and Leadership, and an MBA with an IT emphasis. She regularly publishes in academic journals and is currently focusing her work on pay and job satisfaction in the online education industry. Dr. Babb is the author of 10 books, is a television commentator, speaker and presenter, and runs a small business out of California and NYC. Prior to her current work, she was an IT Director and VP of IT for companies in California.