Faculty and Staff | Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Position: Coordinator, SBT
Department: SBT Admin
Phone: (218) 723-5978
E-Mail: jdemers@css.edu

Jenessa Demers is the GEO Coordinator and MBA Advisor for the School of Business and Technology.  She received her undergraduate degree in social work from The University of Wisconsin-Superior and has a Master of Social Work from the College of St. Scholastica.  Jenessa also coordinates the College’s Prior Learning Assessment Program, where students can use work experience to satisfy credits. To learn more about PLA visit the Academic Program CSS website.  In her spare time, Jenessa enjoys tennis, visiting her hometown of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and scrapbooking.

Position: Asst Professor, MGT
Department: Bus. MGT, MKT, Org. Leadership
Phone: (218) 723-6126
E-Mail: mgoodson@css.edu

Melissa Goodson @melissaagoodson is an Assistant Professor in Business Management and Marketing.  She received a B.S. in Mass Communications, and M.B.A. in Marketing and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management.

Dr. Goodson is a certified Social Media Strategist through the National Institute for Social Media where she also serves as the Vice Chair for the board. Goodson is a frequent guest blogger for nismonline.org and authored a chapter in an NISM book for practitioners in 2018.

Goodson’s passion for hyper local small businesses lead to an ongoing partnership with the Lincoln Park Business Group to work on strategic marketing and digital analysis projects in the classroom. Additionally, her current research includes curating and analyzing best practices in marketing and business at the local craft breweries.

Prior to joining St. Scholastica,  Goodson worked in Marketing and Digital Media at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, AZ and at the Star Tribune (largest daily newspaper in the Twin Cities). She has also served as a Marketing Manager for several small businesses.

Position: Assoc Professor, MGT
Department: MBA Leadership and Change
Phone: (218) 723-6651
E-Mail: RHartl@css.edu

Robert J. Hartl, MA is an Associate Professor of Management and Director of the MBA in Leadership and Change at the School of Business and Technology. Mr. Hartl's professional interests include organization development, process consultation, organizational behavior, strategic leadership, and conflict resolution. He describes his teaching philosophy as, "helping students discover and appreciate how they learn and solve problems. This form of self-understanding is best achieved through experiential learning and the clinical application of theories. Therefore, my students often work in the field or with actual client groups in our classrooms. I want to help students develop mastery of the subject matter they study. Tomorrow's leaders must be capable, innovative and persistent; I believe our graduates are well-suited to those demands." In his spare time, Mr. Hartl enjoys distance running, backpacking, and fly-fishing. He also is an active consultant to organizations of all sizes and sectors.

Position: Asst Prof,Mktg, Mgmt, Org Bhvr
Department: MBA Leadership and Change
Phone: (218) 723-6399
E-Mail: ajohnson21@css.edu
Position: Associate Professor, MGT
Department: Bus. MGT, MKT, Org. Leadership
Phone: (218) 723-5901
E-Mail: LKalnbac@css.edu
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Lynn is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, an M.S. from North Dakota State University, and a B.A. from The College of St. Scholastica. Dr. Kalnbach teaches Research Methods, Statistics, Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Her research interests focus on organizational issues including employee turnover and morale and organizational assessment, evaluation, and change. Dr. Kalnbach is the advisor of the student psychology organization (PASS).

Position: Adjunct Faculty
Department: MBA Leadership and Change
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E-Mail: DLucia@css.edu
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Department: MBA Leadership and Change
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E-Mail: PMiller4@css.edu
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Department: MBA Leadership and Change
Phone: (218) 625-4933
E-Mail: TPearson@css.edu
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Department: MBA Leadership and Change
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E-Mail: FPlachec@css.edu
Position: Professor, MGT
Department: MBA Rural Healthcare
Phone: (218) 723-6476
E-Mail: DSwenson@css.edu
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Dr. Swenson is a Professor of Management at the College in the School of Business & Technology, and Director of the Online MBA for Rural Healthcare. He is a Licensed Psychologist with a doctorate is in Counseling Psychology and post-doctorate diplomate is in Forensic Psychology, and he holds master's degrees in Management, Media and Technology, School Counseling, and IT Leadership. His academic interests include shiftwork, systems theory, crisis and stress management, leadership pathology, and ethics. Dr. Swenson currently teaches Organization Development, Marketing/Consumer Behavior and Capstone/Thesis courses. He is the author of over 100 articles, book chapters, psychological tests, and a book, "Stress Management for Law Enforcement Officers." He is currently working with the American Bar Association on a nation-wide survey of judicial stress, and co-facilitates the Integrative Systems Group on healthcare issues. Dr. Swenson’s personal interests include t'ai chi ch'uan, computer simulations, medieval history, writing, and blacksmithing.