My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: Developing leaders who “above every other desire” seek to expand the kingdom of God.
When I’m not teaching, I love to: Hike, camp, and explore in the Smoky Mountains.
In my classes, students can expect: A clear connection between faith and business and a hands-on learning approach.
My best advice to a new student in my program is: Start with your “why” and go from there. If you believe that every human action can and should be done in a way that brings glory to God, you will love this program.
Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Culturally competent leaders who are passionate about creating and leading effective organizations for the purpose of participating in God’s redemptive work.
The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: Business is not a “secular” discipline, because there is no such thing. Commerce, like anything else, can be used to share the gospel. Some become preachers, some become missionaries, and our students become excellent business professionals.
A quote that influences how I live is: “I see no conflict whatsoever between Christianity and good business practices. People say you can’t mix business with religion. I say there’s no other way.” – S. Truett Cathy