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.
|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.
|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.
|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.