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.

 

November: Dr. Bill White


    Dr. Bill White
Dr. Bill White

Currently Bill lives in a small town named Albany –population 2000! - located approximately 90 miles Northeast of Indianapolis, Ind. 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).

October: Professor Kevin Bell


   
 

Professor Bell has been teaching organizational behavior, business and marketing online, in the classroom and via closed circuit television since 1996. He has over 30 years of business experience in various positions including regional vice president of a multi-national financial services company, general manager of an national insurance company, university academic dean,  consultant, board director and corporate advisor. He received the Sam Walton Fellowship, The Wall Street Journal Achievement Award, and the Fortune Humanitarian Award for Leadership and is cited in Who’s Who Among Business Leaders Worldwide, Online Professor of the Year award and the Donald R. Stoddard Award for Teaching Excellence by vote of the student graduating class. He is a native of New York City where he began as a Wall Street broker but has adopted the Washington, DC area as his home where he now enjoys teaching business and serving as a consultant to corporations and Christian colleges that need assistance with policy issues and accreditation. He enjoys serving on the board of directors and traveling as a missionary on behalf of an organization that establishes non-denominational Christian K-12 schools in impoverished areas worldwide. His current work is in Belize, Central America. He holds an MBA (4.0 GPA) and a B.S. in Accounting and PhD, ABD in Organizational Behavior.

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.