Business Skills Faculty
- Dr. Edward Bond
Dr. Bond is Chair of the Marketing Department and Associate Professor at the Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University. He is a frequent contributor to executive development programs for both U.S. and international managers and teaches in the FCBA’s Executive MBA, MBA, and undergraduate programs on the topics of marketing strategy, competitive advantage, customer satisfaction, effective cross-functional collaboration, and management of technology. He is the lead instructor for the Marketing Module of Caterpillar’s Management for the 21st Century program which is delivered through Bradley University’s Executive Development Center.
Dr. Bond’s research centers on cross-functional working relationships in marketing strategy development, the role that marketing assumes in strategy formulation by top-management teams, and drivers of innovation performance within established corporations. Ed’s work has been published in the Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, and other scholarly publications.
In 2004, Dr. Bond served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge (UK). His sabbatical was hosted by the Institute for Manufacturing (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge) and TWI (a research and technology organization with global membership). While in the UK, Professor Bond studied the formation of the National Composites Network (NCN) a knowledge transfer network that influences the aerospace, wind energy, construction, medical products, boat-building, and auto sport industries. A paper based on this research can be found in the August, 2008 edition of Industrial Marketing Management.
Education and Awards
Ed received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan Christian College (1982), his M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado (1989), and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University (1997). A former Caterpillar Inc. Research Fellow, Dr. Bond was awarded the FCBA Midwest Grain Products Teaching Award in 2001 and the National Council of Advisors Scholarship Award in 2005. In 2007, Ed was the first recipient of the Foster College’s MGP Products, Inc. Leadership Award. In April of 2008, Dr. Bond was accorded the once-in-a-lifetime honor of being a guest of the Blue Angels for a 40-minute VIP demonstration flight in a high-performance F/A-18.
- Dr. Jason Garrett
Dr. Jason Garrett is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University. Before returning to academics, Dr. Garrett worked for seven years as a consultant and manager in enterprise solutions and supply chain management for the world’s largest professional services organization. During that time he consulted in most major business functions, including sales, marketing, shipping, forecasting, shop floor, pricing, channels, supply chain, and inventory management among others. His clients included Fortune 500 and start up companies in a wide range of industries including hard goods manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, automotive, food processing and paper products among others. His research focuses on interactions of the business and their direct customers, covering several areas including sales and operations planning, supply chain management and sales management. At Bradley Dr. Garrett teaches sales management and professional selling.
- Dr. Mitch Griffin
Dr. Mitch Griffin is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Louisiana State University in 1992. Dr. Griffin’s research has been published in over 40 journals. He is the recipient of the Bradley University New Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship and the Bradley University Foster College of Business Administration National Council of Advisors Research Award, among others. Dr. Griffin’s international experience extends to Samara State Aerospace University in Samara, Russia and the International Institute of Business at Urals State Technical University in Ekaterinburg, Russia. In 1997–98, he was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for his work with these Russian Universities. Dr. Griffin consults with many area businesses and is active in Executive and Professional Development workshops.
- Dr. Bob Scott
Dr. Bob Scott is the Chairman and a Professor of Economics in The Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University, where he has also been the Director of the Center for Economic Education. As a Visiting Professor for 2002-2003, he engaged in research on the future of manufacturing with the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Scott completed his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in 1975 with specialties in Economics and Statistics. Since joining Bradley University in that year, he has published several dozen articles in prestigious journals in finance, economics, and statistics.
A winner of many awards for research and teaching, Professor Scott has taught executive development courses and consulted with major corporations on three continents. His consultations have been with businesses including Caterpillar, TWI, US Steel, Tower Automotive, Lincoln Electric, Houston Light and Power and others. Currently, Dr. Scott is working to start the Global Innovation Network and Institute (GINI–pronounced “Gee nee”) at Bradley University. GINI will work with governments, corporations, universities, and research organizations to advance technology in the United States and the world.
- Dr. Richard T. Gretz
Dr. Richard T. Gretz is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University. Richard received his Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University and holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from Westfield State College.
Richard’s specialty is applied game theory and industrial organization. He has had significant consulting experience with Caterpillar and other corporations. His research focuses on network economics, technology, research and development, and entrepreneurship. He has published several scholarly articles in academic journals, including The Journal of Monetary Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, and The Global Economy Journal.
- Dr. Joshua Lewer
Dr. Joshua Lewer is the Robert A. McCord Professor of Executive Management Development and an assistant professor of economics in the Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University. He is a Research Fellow for the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn, Germany. Dr. Lewer received a B.A. degree from Augustana College in 1995, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1999 and 2000, respectively. Prior to coming to Bradley, Joshua was the Gene Edwards Professor of Banking at West Texas A&M University. Outside of academics, he has also been a registered representative with Prudential Investments.
Dr. Lewer’s research interests are in the fields of international economics and economic growth. He has published over 35 refereed journal articles. In 2007, his first book entitled International Trade and Economic Growth was published by M.E. Sharpe. Joshua serves on the editorial board of several leading academic journals, won the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award for 2009, and was awarded the First Year Teaching Award at Bradley University in 2008.
- Patty Hatfield
Patty Hatfield is Professor of Finance in the Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University. There she teaches corporate, entrepreneurial and personal finance courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Patty is heavily involved in executive education. She regularly conducts financial training courses for Caterpillar managers. She has also worked with management at State Farm and Komatsu. In addition she has worked with management in a number of regional firms such as OSF, Methodist, Fleming Potter, RLI Insurance, Keystone Manufacturing, Morton Metalcraft, among others. Patty has conducted financial training courses in Russia and Singapore. Patty’s consulting work has most recently involved conducting small firm valuations, writing CFA study materials and conducting CFA study seminars for Schweser in New York, LA and Chicago. Her most recent publications have been in the area of corporate investment analysis and she has published research in the areas of corporate restructuring, valuation and dividend theory. Patty received both her MBA (1985) and Ph.D. (1991) from the University of Kentucky.
- Amit Sinha
Dr. Sinha is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University. He teaches courses in Business Finance, Derivative Securities, and Financial Risk Management to both graduate and undergraduate students. Amit has also taught at Indiana State University, where he was a ‘Promising Scholar,’ and at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, in Germany. Dr. Sinha is also involved in the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program in the FCBA, Bradley University, and as part of that program, he will be teaching Advanced Derivatives and Fixed Income. Dr. Sinha has published articles in several academic journals including Journal of Futures Markets, Review of Futures Markets, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. His research interests include International Finance, Microstructure of Futures Contracts, and Dividend Policy among others. Dr. Sinha also serves as a co-editor of the Journal of Financial and Economic Practice. He received his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from ICFAI Business School, Kolkata, India (1997), and his Ph.D. from Kent State University (2005).
- Aaron Buchko
Dr. Aaron Buchko is a Professor of Management in the Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from Michigan State University after a successful career as a marketing executive with several firms. He has published numerous articles and a textbook, and is a past president of the Midwest Academy of Management. He received Bradley University’s New Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and is a frequent speaker to trade and civic associations. His work focuses on organization and competitive strategy, general management, and the process of executive development. In addition, Dr. Buchko has worked with numerous companies and organizations in strategy development and business planning, and has been an advisor to several organizations in the process of developing and implementing a Values-Based Management approach.
- Larry Weinzimmer
Dr. Weinzimmer is a Professor of Strategic Management in the Foster College of Business Administration (FCBA), Bradley University. He teaches the capstone strategic planning course to both undergraduates and MBAs. Additionally, Dr. Weinzimmer teaches strategic management tactics in executive development programs and regularly addresses audiences across the nation and abroad. He has received numerous teaching awards, the University’s most prestigious honor, the Putnam Award, the professor of the year award, and numerous national research awards.
Author, consultant and award-winning researcher, Laurence G. Weinzimmer is internationally recognized for his expertise in strategic planning. He consults with numerous Fortune 500 companies, including General Motors Corp., Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., 3M, Caterpillar Inc., Pennzoil Co., Ashland Chemical, Timken Steel, Coors Brewing Co. and many medium-sized companies on issues relating to strategy and growth. Dr. Weinzimmer has published three books and over 40 articles on business growth, has recently served as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Management, and currently serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Small Business Strategy.
His most recent book, Fast Growth: How to Attain It, How to Sustain It, has received international acclaim, appearing on both the Amazon.com “Best Sellers List” and the Barnes and Noble “Best Sellers List.”