Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Program Advisor
Rick Gunter
MBA Program Director
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University
(913) 319-3007

Rick Gunter is a business professional and university professor with over 30 years of Information Technology experience, working in or with a wide variety of industries including government, manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, and data security. Rick worked for EDS for over 16 years as a programmer/analyst, an instructor, a project manager, and the manager of several large software development teams. In the Kansas City area, Rick has worked for Sprint, Commerce Bank, Fishnet Security, and Garmin.

Rick has 10 years of experience teaching classes in project management, leadership, and organizational behavior at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Rick was born and raised in Clarkston, Michigan. He has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Business Administration from Mid-America Nazarene University. Rick has been a member of PMI since 1996. Rick Gunter is co-founder of FocusedPM, a project management consulting and training company based in Kansas City. Rick is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). 

Mark Harvey
MBA Program Manager
B.A., Washburn University; M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City; M.A., University of Wales, Swansea; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Dr. Mark Harvey is a university professor with almost 20 years of experience in teaching and administration, working at campuses in the U.S. and the U.K., including the University of Wales, the University of Birmingham, London School of Economics, Duke University, the University of Kansas, Baker University, and others.

He has hosted, taught, and led students on various international exchange programs in the UK and Belgium. He has also been a small business owner and professional consultant, and has worked with Charles, Charles and Associates, Printing Industries of America, Marketing Resources of America, Hoechst Celanese, Honeywell, MyJoeCard.com, Essentially Blessed, Political Studies Association (PSA), C-SAP (Centre for Learning and Teaching), the Center for International Political Analysis, the U.S. Department of Defense, and others.

His consulting work included studies in education in the U.K., political marketing in Ireland, conflict forecasting and management, corporate social responsibility and the environment, and competitive benchmarking.

Dr. Harvey teaches courses in global management, international political economy, ethics, organizational behavior, strategy, and leadership.

He has published articles on human rights, economic development, and democratization. Forthcoming publications focus on celebrity endorsements of political issues across international media markets and innovation diffusion in the music industry.


Steve Beller, Marketing
B.A. University of Kansas; M.B.A., University of Kansas

Rich Cofer, Jr., Finance
B.S., Rockhurst University; M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

James Cox, Marketing, Global Management
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.A., University of Kansas; M.B.A., University of Saint Mary

Rob Curry, Operations Management
B.S., Kansas State University; M.B.A., University or Missouri

Rick Damore, Managerial Accounting
B.S., M.B.A., University of Kansas

Kevin Growney, Jr., Managerial Accounting and Finance
B.S., University of Kansas; M.B.A, Indiana University

Timothy Hamilton, Managerial Economics, Business Law and Ethics
B.A., Washburn University; M.A., University of Kansas; J.D., University of Kansas

Neal Hannon, Managerial Economics
B.S., State University of New York; M.S., Northeastern University; C.M.A.

Geoffrey Heathcock, Finance
B.A., California State University; M.B.A., Golden Gate University

Shawn Kane, Organizational and Human Resources Management
B.S., Kansas State University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix

Bill Knight, Enterprise Risk Management
B.A. Wichita State University; M.S. Central Michigan University; M.B.A., Baker University

Donald Lennard, Operations Management, Finance, Global Management
B.S., Truman State University; M.B.A., Avila University

Bruce McFarland, Organizational Management, Finance, Global Management, Strategic Management and Ethics
B.S., Culver-Stockton College; M.A., Central Michigan University; M.B.A., University of Saint Mary

Eric Morrison, Finance, Management Information Systems
B.S., SUNY; M.S., University of Oklahoma, M.A. Webster University; M.B.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Leah Rasmussen, Human Resources Management
B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University; M.A. Webster University

Patrick Smith, Leadership, Finance, Strategic Management and Ethics
B.A., Rockhurst University; M.B.A., Drury College; J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Stanley A. Smith, Human Resources Management
B.S., Lawrence University; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D.; University of Kansas

Tim Springer, Managerial Accounting, Finance
B.S.B.A., The Citadel; M.B.A. Webster University; M.S. Old Dominion University

Michelle Washburn, Human Resources Management
B.A., University of Missouri; M.S., University of Nottingham; S.P.H.R.

Chris Watkins, Marketing
B.A.E., Emporia State University; M.L.A., Baker University

Phil Watlington, Managerial Accounting, Finance
M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City