Undergrad Business Programs

JBU equips students to succeed in the wide world of business. Through two degrees and a variety of majors, students are able to specialize in an area that best meets their needs and interests. Beyond the classroom, students deepen their business experience through internships and business plan competitions, like the Governor’s Cup, and student organizations like ENACTUS (Entrepreneurship in Action).

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Eva Fast

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Eva Fast

Assistant Professor of Business

Fast likes to see students develop their gifts and surprise themselves. She and her student teams receive top awards at the Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition every year. She also has a passion for different cultures and travel.

M.B.A., John Brown University
B.S., John Brown University

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Sam Heinrich

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Sam Heinrich

Department Head, Business Degree Completion
Associate Professor of Business

Heinrich has experience in the banking industry, public utility service and higher education. His combination of professional experience and education helps him serve students well as he connects theories with real-life application.

M.B.A., University of Colorado
B.S., John Brown University

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Ryan Ladner

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Ryan Ladner

Associate Professor of Marketing

Ladner left his corporate job to pursue his passion of teaching, integrating the practical and theoretical. Married with two children, he enjoys playing intramurals.

D.B.A., George Fox University
M.A., Liberty University
M.B.A., Mississippi College
B.S.B.A, Univ. of Southern Mississippi

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Tonya Suarez

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Tonya Suarez

Assistant Professor of Business

Before JBU, Suarez worked at Arthur Anderson, in private and international. She takes her personal experiences and uses them to bring textbooks to life in the undergrad and graduate programs.

M.S., University of Arkansas
B.S., John Brown University

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Kai Togami

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Kai Togami

Department Head, Graduate Business
Professor of International Business

Togami came to JBU from Walmart where he worked on the Global Organizational Effectiveness team and taught team members how to work together and create positive change in their companies.

M.S., Illinois State University
B.S., Wheaton College

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Randall Waldron

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Randall Waldron

Soderquist Chair and Professor of Economics and International Business

Waldron is an economist with a passion for all things international. A Fulbright Scholar with experience in China and throughout Asia, Waldron came to JBU in 2012 after 18 years at the University of South Dakota. He loves to travel, especially in the developing world.

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
B.A., Northwestern University

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Joe Walenciak

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Joe Walenciak

Professor of Business

In his 30+ years at JBU, Walenciak has led Enactus teams to “top four” U.S. rankings twice. He has led or participated in 50+ mission trips and is passionate about community development.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.B.A., University of Arkansas
B.S., John Brown University

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