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Management, M.S. - Instructors

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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 Brown, Instructor

Ron Brown works as an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant and Executive Coach, serving corporations and leaders in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.Ron specializes in helping clients implement creative solutions for a variety of organizational development needs, including: Organizational Development, Leadership and Executive Development, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Cultural Change, Organizational Realignments, and Continuous Improvement Processes, Leadership Skill Development and Accountability. I also provide strategic coaching and leadership training for individuals, sales teams, and emerging leaders.

He has also served in various roles, including Executive Director, in Youth for Christ - and worked as an Electrical Engineer at two central Illinois utility companies.

"I enjoy coming alongside individuals and helping them attain their dreams and potential - whether in a career or their personal life. Adult learners are committed to doing what it takes to improve themselves and reach their potential, and I deeply enjoy helping them to succeed in that personal, and professional, quest."

My wife, Martha, and I live in Mahomet, Illinois and have been married for 25 years and have three children. I am involved in the community student mentoring program and serve as a coach for the local high school football team. I wrote a book called "The Courageous Life," and enjoy the beach and spending time with my family.

 

Carl Salz, Instructor

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 and consulting 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.