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Management, M.S. - Instructors


Dr. Richard Beans, Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Richard BeansDr. Richard Beans, Associate Professor of Psychology, currently teaches courses within the management department and has taught and developed curricula for a variety of courses in the college's Organizational Leadership major. Dr. Beans holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from Kansas State University, an M.A. in General Psychology from Eastern Illinois University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Greenville College. This education combined with his 20 plus years of experience serving as counselor (Student Development Administrator), academic administrator (Organizational Leadership Program), and college professor has given him many opportunities to observe, assess, and influence organizational development.

Recognizing that change is both inevitable and necessary for organizational success is an essential component of management education. With that recognition in mind, Dr. Beans teaches management students how to plan effectively for organizational change and manage the effects of that change. He has utilized his knowledge and training in human behavior to advance organizational effectiveness in schools, churches, and non-profits. He has been a featured speaker at academic conferences, church summer camps, and public schools on a variety of topics, most notably conflict management.

As the son of an Assemblies of God pastor, Dr. Beans practically grew up in the church and came to faith in Christ at a young age. He is a committed layperson in his local Free Methodist church and is actively involved in the Christian education of adults in that setting. His faith is ongoing and leads him to a critical interest in integrating faith with all of life's work. Dr. Beans met his wife, Marty (an adjunct instructor in the college's Mathematics Department), while they were both students at Greenville College. Together they have four children.

Ron Cook

Dr. Ron CookRon's background includes 10 years financial service experience as an officer with various financial institutions and 30 years of experience in financial management, operations management, facility management, and HR functions in both large and small organizations, including owning and operating my own small business for 5 years. As a volunteer, Ron serve as a director for a mission organization, Niños de Mexico. He serves as one of the individuals responsible for the oversight of the mission operations and financial health of the organization. His heart for the mission of Niños and has led several trips to the mission with short-term mission groups.

Ron also serves in various leadership positions at the First Christian Church in Greenville, IL, as an elder, a member of the administrative team, and co-chair of the mission committee. He also serves the community as a trustee on the City of Greenville Police Pension Board.







Scott McFarlane

Scott McFarland

Scott is the Managing Director for Compass Global and serves customers and partners in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Compass Global works to assist companies with an Asian & Middle Eastern strategy by partnering with trusted technology partners in Asia and/or assessing market entry and growth strategies for accessing the growing Asian Middle East markets. Compass Global has established like-minded and trusted partners to help companies realize a global strategy.

Scott has been traveling and working in Asia for the last 20 years. Prior to starting Compass Global, Scott led the effort to open an office in the Philippines and served as the Asia Pacific Program Manager and ultimately as the Global Account Executive of Trax Technologies serving a Fortune 100 customer. Scott has also lived in Hong Kong for 2 years, and directed a not-for-profit educating business students and executives about the unique opportunities to integrate one’s faith in God with his or her business calling. Scott earned an MBA from Spring Arbor University in 2002.

Aside from his family and work, Scott currently serves on the board of the Global Business Leadership Center, and leads the MBA trips to China, India and the United Arab Emirates annually. He is also on the board of Friends of Immanuel University, a liberal arts Christian university in India for the Dalit, lower caste, poor and marginalized young people seeking educational opportunities to lift them and their families out of poverty.

Scott is also an Adjunct Instructor at Cornerstone University teaching Global Business a couple times per year.

Scott is married and has 3 children. He resides in Greenville, IL.

Carl Salz, Instructor

Carl Salz

Originally from central Illinois, Dr. Carl Salz earned an undergraduate degree from Greenville College. As an undergraduate, Salz recalls, "I left Greenville College challenged to continue on a path of life-long learning". In 2004 Salz completed an MBA from University of Phoenix Online. He began instructing for Greenville College's Master in Management program in 2010. He completed his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Information Systems and Technology in 2012 from University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies.

Salz has experience in Retail, Service, Financial, Technology industries serving in various management andconsulting roles including distribution, operations, technology, and project management. His experience with numerous types of employees in these various roles and organizations enables his facilitation of several MSM courses with applied management focus.

Helping students apply real-world management practice is a passion for Salz, an online learning participant since 2001. "As a working professional, it is stressful at times balancing work, family, church, and school. My professional goal is to contribute and facilitate contributions to the larger body of knowledge with my efforts as a leader, practitioner and scholar." He is recently published for his research of measuring project management effectiveness. Carl met his wife Emily while undergraduate students at Greenville College. They are blessed with three children and residing in beautiful Denver, Colorado.


Matt Bernico, Adjunct Instructor

Matt BernicoIn addition to working as a Sr. Helpdesk Technician at Greenville College, Matt is an adjunct professor at the college. As an adjunct, he primarily teachers for the Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership programs.

Matt is a third year PhD candidate in the Media and Communication program at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, CH and is currently writing his dissertation. Matt also received an M.A. from the University of Illinois in Springfield (2012) in Political Philosophy and Cultural theory and a B.A. in Philosophy from Greenville College in 2010.