Service with Excellence

Since Liberty's inception, the university's mission has always been for its faculty and staff to be used by God to change students' lives. Over a year ago, the university leadership established a vision for the faculty and staff to realize anew just how much ‘You Matter’.  A university-wide initiative with the same title, ‘You Matter’, was launched to provide faculty and staff with the fresh resources to continue this mission.  One aspect of the ‘You Matter’ initiative was to create a visible and sustainable employee recognition program.  Liberty University believes that informal, department-level recognition is an important aspect of acknowledging the individual accomplishments and contributions of staff and faculty members.  In keeping with the principles established within the local university-wide ‘You Matter’ initiative, the School of Business desires to ensure that the crucial efforts performed by our on-line team are also recognized.

Therefore, the School of Business has created a monthly recognition program entitled, Service with Excellence.  The program is based upon the concept of acknowledging the superior service provided by the online adjunct team! Faculty are nominated by their Instructional Mentors or School of Business Administration.  The School of Business recognizes and values the strength in our teams, and the sacrifice our faculty makes in servicing our students and will continue to encourage and support efforts in building a team environment.


September: Dr. Nancy Kippenhan

    Dr. Nancy Kippenham
Dr. Nancy Kippenhan

Professor Nancy Kippenhan holds a B.S. and MBA in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pa. Her experience includes, industrial and consumer marketing, public relations, corporate communications, and government and community relations for both consumer and business-to-business entities.  She worked as in-house counsel for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel, in the Departments of Community & Economic Development, General Services, and State (1998 – 2006).  In practice, her experience included economic development, commercial litigation, and professional licensing prosecutions in federal and state courts and administrative venues. Nancy has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, she has taught various legal courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supports our legal curriculum as a subject matter expert for several classes. Nancy is also known for bringing the same approach to teaching as she does in legal practice – to do it ethically and responsibly, as a calling from God and as a mission for Christ.


June: Dr. Bill White

Dr. Bill White

Currently Bill lives in a small town named Albany –population 2000! - located approximately 90 miles Northeast of Indianapolis, Indiana.  He is a product of online schools, so he knows what it is like to be an online student. Bill earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University, a B/A and M/A in Industrial Education from Ball State University. He has worked in many different functions in his career. For example, he worked for General Motors for 33 years and chose to retire in 2006 when the plant closed.  At that time he started a management consulting business and began online teaching at the collegiate level upon retirement from GM. Bill always says he enjoys the online environment. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time at the church with his family and enjoys fishing with his grandsons (ages 9, 11, 16, and 18). They enjoy going when the fish are biting but Bill enjoys just going; period!  Bill is a member of Epsilon Pi Tau, American Society of Quality (ASQ), and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).



May: Dr. Kim Anthony

Dr. Kim Anthony

Kimberly R. Anthony earned her doctorate of philosophy from Capella University in 2003 in business organization and management specializing in information systems management. While completing her degree, she began teaching for Strayer University in Glen Allen, Virginia. It was there that she began researching her primary field of interest of business management and leadership. Kimberly published her dissertation and is continuing to research and pursue publishing. Kim has been teaching for over 11 years and when not engaged in her teaching duties, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.  






March: Professor Kouri Hastings

Professor Kouri Hastings

Kouri’s  work history has primarily been centered around an area of accounting technically called Forensic Accounting. Her work is primarily related to insurance claims and she is able to investigate the financials of companies that have reported a financial loss to their insurance company, whether that loss is from a natural disaster or from dishonest employees. In 2007, she completed her CPA.  Besides her jobs as a forensic accountant and professor, she is a full-time mom! Her four kids keep her busy and the older they get the busier she finds herself!  Kouri met her husband while working for a bookstore in 1995. He was attending Dallas Baptist University (DBU) at the time and it did not take too long for him to convince Kouri that (DBU) was a great place to be.  They were married in 1998. Kouri completed her bachelor and master degrees in 2000 and 2002 from DBU.  In her ‘spare’ time Kouri finds they are like most families trying to catch up with the household chores, taking the kids to various activities and attending our home church, Trinity. 



February: Dr. John Johnson

Dr. John Johnson

John lives in Fishers Indiana, which is a Northern suburb of Indianapolis, with his wife Anna and son Yan. He serves as a Senior Partner at Precedent Academics, an Indianapolis based company that supports universities in their mission to provide better student experiences. Among a variety of services, they publish textbooks and supplements with a focus on Adult Learners.  John has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Education (Biola University) and a Masters in Human Resource Management. He did his dissertation research in Ukraine and maintains an on-going fascination with the post-Soviet World. 





January:  Professor Nauri Ahmed

Professor Nauri Ahmed

Professor Nauri Ahmed is a Certified Public Accountant holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Nauri is also a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  He also continues his studies in management and finance at the doctoral level. Nauri ’s work experience over the past thirty years includes public accounting for international and regional CPA firms; CFO for several auto dealers; and accounting, auditing, and consulting service to all levels of government (federal, state, and local). Currently, he is a full-time professor at a local college and operates a professional practice focusing on tax and accounting services and served in the Coast Guard Reserve as a storekeeper and boat crewman for 10 years.  When not in the classroom Nauri enjoys his family, church, and outdoor activities like boating, bicycling, and walking.