Faculty and Staff | Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Position: Assoc Professor, MGT
Department: Graduate Management
Phone: (218) 723-6651
E-Mail: RHartl@css.edu

Robert J. Hartl, M.A. is an Associate Professor of Management at the School of Business and Technology. Mr. Hartl’s professional interests include organization development, process consultation, organizational behavior, strategic management, conflict resolution, health care leadership and change management. Mr. Hartl’s teaching philosophy is "I try to help students understand and appreciate how they learn and solve problems.  Such self-understanding is best accomplished through experiential learning principles and the clinical application of theories.  Therefore, we often work in the field or bring client groups into our classrooms.  My expectation is that our students will develop mastery of the subject matter they study.  The leaders of tomorrow must be capable, innovative and persistent; I believe our graduates are well-suited to serve those demands." In his spare time, Mr. Hartl enjoys distance running, backpacking, and fly-fishing.

Position: Professor, MGT
Department: Graduate Management
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 Coordinator of the Online MBA for Rural Healthcare Administration. He has master's degrees in Management, Media and Technology, School Counseling, and is completing another in IT Leadership. His doctorate is in Counseling Psychology and post-doctorate diplomate in Forensic Psychology. His academic interests include shiftwork, systems theory, crisis and stress management, program evaluation, and ethics. Dr. Swenson teaches a variety of courses in the School of Business and Technology, including Crisis Management, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Team Management, Organization Development, and Marketing/Consumer Behavior. He is the author of over 100 articles, book chapters, psychological tests, and a book, "Stress Management for Law Enforcement Officers." He also advises graduate students on final research projects. Dr. Swenson’s personal interests include T'ai Chi Ch'uan, computer simulations, medieval history, writing,and brewing.

Position: Asst Professor, MGT
Department: Graduate Management
Phone: (218) 625-4929
E-Mail: RZimmerm@css.edu

Randy Zimmermann is an assistant professor of Management and serves as Chair, SBT Graduate Programs.  He has his Master in International Administration (MIA) degree from The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, and has completed all but his dissertation (ABD) in the Comparative and International Development Education Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.                     

Randy’s academic interests and expertise are in the areas of management education, international and cross-cultural training, higher education reform in post-communist states, and the role of the private and public sectors in emerging market-oriented societies.  Between 1991 and 2004 he managed several USAID-funded business education development projects in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States.  Mr. Zimmermann also held executive and senior management positions in Washington, D.C with two prominent international education associations.  

His personal interests include vintage automotive and motorcycle preservation, as well as boating, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.