Master of Business Administration
Joe Sprangel is the founding dean of the College of Business & Professional Studies beginning in July of 2016 at Mary Baldwin University (MBU). He leads the undergraduate departments of business, criminal justice, healthcare administration and social work. Joe is also the architect of the Master of Business Administration degree that is part of the Susan Nolan Palmer Graduate Programs.
Previous to this position as dean he was an associate professor of business administration and department co-chair at MBU. His teaching focus was on sustainable development or “triple bottom line” business management with course offerings of Business Senior Seminar, Management Principles, Perspectives in Sustainability, Project Management, and Strategy & Sustainability in Business Decisions. His research areas of interest are business adoption and entrepreneurial startups focused on sustainable development practices. He placed additional emphasis on B Corps and benefit corporations that are part of the emerging for-benefit or fourth sector.
Before joining the Mary Baldwin faculty in 2010, Sprangel taught at Ithaca College for three years, where his classes included Operations Management in the undergraduate program and Decision Support Analysis and Sustainable Practices in Operations & Technology in the MBA program. His classroom experience also included adjunct work at Spring Arbor University and Lawrence Technological University teaching Change Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, and Strategy courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs.
He brings 28 years of industry experience to the position. This included work in machine build and repair, machine design, manufacturing engineering, and plant and engineering management. This led to his interest in developing courses and programs with emphasis on learning while doing with assignments and projects that replicate the work done in industry.
Sprangel earned a Doctorate of Business Administration degree from Lawrence Technological University. His dissertation research was “A Study of the Direct and Mediational Effects of the SOAR™ Framework, Trust, and Environmental Management Systems on Chemical Management Services Supplier Performance at Haas TCM Group”. He also holds degrees of Master of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University, Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Sung Il “Calvin” Chung
Sung Il “Calvin” Chung is an assistant professor of business at Mary Baldwin University. He was born and raised in South Korea until his family moved to the Philippines when he was a middle school student. Since then, he was able to explore different cultures from various countries and visit more than 38 countries and 100 cities all around the world.
He has completed his doctoral program at James Madison University (JMU) from the School of Strategic Leadership Studies. The title of Calvin’s dissertation is “Cultural Influences on Nonprofit Servant Leadership”. He also holds an MBA from Korea University and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School prior to his Ph.D program. He further holds a bachelor’s degree in both Business Management and English from Handong Global University.
For his career, Calvin had various sectoral experiences (military, government and nonprofit). His research interest includes leadership theories and values, nonprofit leadership/management, cross-cultural leadership/management, management/international management and social entrepreneurship. He has presented papers at several conferences in various topics. He is a member of International Leadership Association and Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. He had a career in the Korean government agency involved in a national project called Free Economic Zone. As a project manager, he has induced foreign direct investors for the projects. He also served in the military for two and half years as a medic in the U.S. military hospital based in the Korean peninsula. Influenced by the nonprofit organization his family founded in the Philippines, Calvin was involved in many nonprofit works in the Philippines, Korea and the United States.
Jinyoung Kang is an assistant professor of business administration for the MBU. She has a broad array of international experiences dealing with different aspects of corporate social responsibility and international business in Vietnam, Mongolia, Japan, Myanmar, U.K., and South Korea. Her research interests include Corporate Social Responsibility and gender as well as the sustainability. She has an extensive experience locally and globally in defining how business case engages with the CSR/sustainability on a strategic level as a driver for business development and innovation.
Jinyoung Kang holds a Ph.D. in Global Governance and Human Security from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She obtained her MA in sustainable international development from Brandeis University and her BA in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She is the co-founder and strategic advisor to the start-up business of cast iron cookware. It all started with Jinyoung Kang and her sister in law, who were in need of some cast iron but unsatisfied with all new products on the market. The new product perfectly functional and colorful, it did not have the style and romance of the old pans. A question was born: why don’t they make them like they used to? After numerous prototypes, Jinyoung Kang and sister in law were finally able to launch a Mommy’s pot in March, South Korea. The Mommy’s pot is a meticulously designed smoother, lighter cast iron pan reminiscent of the best vintage Korean skillets—but with a modern twist.
Learn more at website: http://www.mommys-pot.com
Karen M.S. Hiltz
Karen M.S. Hiltz, Adjunct Faculty Member in the Mary Baldwin MBA online program, was grew up in OH and IN. Upon graduatin from high school she joined the US Navy with the desire to travel the world. She served 6 yrs, 8 mos in Texas, England, and California where she worked in supply and budget.
Karen left the Navy and moved to London, England where she began working in Federal Acquisition and Procurement. Upon returning to the U.S., she began her studies in business and completed her undergraduate while living in Hawaii where she was selected for a 3-year Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) Internship in Procurement. Moving to Northern Virginia she continued to gain knowledge and experience in the Federal Acquisition and Procurement field working for the Department of Defense, U.S. Customs, and U.S. Capitol Police. She served and worked for the U.S. Government for 25 years.
Upon leaving federal employment, Karen and her husband, Chuck, relocated to Smith Mountain Lake (SML) in 2007. Since living at SML, Karen has served on the Franklin County Planning Commission, was Assistant Professor of Business at Ferrum College, participates in various community events, served on the Board of Directors for the SML Christian Academy, was elected in Nov 2015 to serve on the Franklin County School Board and appointed in 2016 to the VWCC Advisory Board for Franklin County.
Karen realized her passion for quality education over the years and decided to act upon her passion. She enjoys participating in and assisting students with developing an appreciation for life-long learning. She holds a BS in Management from Chaminade University, HI: an MBA in Management from Marymount University, VA: and an Ed.D in Leadership Studies from Lynchburg College, VA.
Joanne Tritsch has been a member of Mary Baldwin’s business administration department since 2013. Currently, she teaches in the Baldwin Online and Adult and MBA programs. Her course offerings include the Business & Society, Global Business, The Entrepreneur and Project Quality Management at the undergraduate level and B2B Engagement and The Consumer in the MBA program.
Tritsch is the Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator for New Jersey at their Department of Health. Prior to joining the NJDOH, Dr. Tritsch served as Director of Program Planning and Workplace Redesign for a large home healthcare agency in the northeast, as well as the Director of Business Process Improvement for a progressive nutraceutical company on the west coast. Dr. Tritsch started her career as an associate editor for a business trade magazine.
Tritsch holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, a masters degree in marketing from New York University, a masters in business quality systems from Fordham University and a doctorate in management from the University of Maryland, University College. She lives in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia (close to Sesame Place) with her family and three very bossy miniature dachshunds.
Jan Triplett is CEO of the Business Success Center, uses her proven growth structures and models to build profitable, efficient businesses from accounting firms to private zoos throughout the US and abroad. She is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and advocate. Her company has won national awards from the Small Business Administration and was recognized as a top Management Consulting Company by the Austin Business Journal. Triplett has special expertise in family-run businesses and has developed special programs and processes for businesses whose owners and/or employees are family members. She runs one herself with her husband.
Triplett is a national and international keynote speaker. She has been a speaker for SXSW as well as a mentor for their Startup Village program, the Nikkei Entrepreneur & Venture Capital Summit, the Governor’s Conference on Small Business, and various chambers and professional trade associations nationwide. She has also delivered webinars for Pragmatic Marketing, Journyx, TeamNFP, and TrainHR.
Her Ph.D. degree is in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin and a paper on her dissertation was selected as a Top 10 paper by ICA, a professional organization for communications experts. She has an under graduate degree from Mary Baldwin and an MA from the University of Denver. She studied in England as a student of the Graduate Institute, St. Anne’s College, Oxford — a Mary Baldwin international program.