CalSouthern Faculty Mentors

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are talented, highly credentialed educators who are also experienced practitioners in the subject areas in which they teach—and they use that practical experience to help learners apply the concepts they learn to current, real-world issues.

A common misconception about online learning is that it is impersonal, that learners are on their own. At CalSouthern, that could not be further from the truth. Faculty mentors get to know their students and provide one-on-one, personalized feedback on their assignments. They are also available by email, phone or Skype to answer their questions or provide any additional support or guidance they might need.

To learn more about CalSouthern’s faculty mentors, their professional and academic backgrounds and research areas of interest, please use the directory below.

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Joan Saunders, MBA

Faculty Mentor, Business

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Finance, marketing, economics, human resources management

 
Bio

Joan Saunders has 25 years of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate business courses in a distance learning environment, and she has taught at CalSouthern since 1989. For several years, she has researched and designed curriculum for numerous marketing, finance, economics, management, and international business courses.

Joan has extensive business experience in the automotive, energy services, and pharmaceutical industries, where she worked prior to teaching at the university level. In addition, she has been vice-president of Prism Investment Management since 1990 and manages pension funds, profit-sharing plans, and individual investment portfolios. Joan analyzes client needs and proposes financial solutions using stocks, bonds, and derivatives while implementing a value investment approach. She resides in southern Delaware with her husband and two sons. During her spare time, she enjoys biking, exercising, and boating as much as possible.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Educational Background

MBA Finance, Temple University, Pennsylvania; BS Business, Pennsylvania State University.

 
Courses Taught
  • ACT 87530 - Management Finance and Control
  • BUS 2110 - Business Ethics
  • BUS 2300 - Introduction to Business
  • BUS 2301 - Business Law
  • BUS 2413 - Business Statistics
  • BUS 2415 - Business Negotiation
  • CAP 2400 - Capstone Project
  • ECO 2300 - Macroeconomics
  • ECO 2403 - Microeconomics
  • FIN 2404 - Fundamentals of Finance
  • HRM 2102 - Human Resource Management
  • HRM 2103 - Staffing Organizations
  • HRM 2107 - Supervisory Management
  • HRM 2403 - Staffing Organizations
  • HRM 2404 - Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
  • HRM 2405 - Compensation Management
  • HRM 2406 - Employee Training and Development
  • IB 2402 - International Economics
  • IB 2404 - International Finance
  • MATH 1305 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • MGT 2121 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 2404 - Contemporary Management
  • MGT 2426 - Total Quality Management
  • MGT 6500 - Business Organization and Management
  • MGT 6507 - Strategic Management
  • MGT 6519 - Ethics in Business
  • MGT 6529 - Project Management
  • MGT 7500 - Organizational Development and Design
  • MGT 86500 - Business Organization and Management
  • MGT 86507 - Strategic Management
  • MGT 86519 - Ethics in Business
  • MGT 86529 - Project Management
  • MKT 2106 - Advertising
  • MKT 2107 - Retail Management
  • MKT 2108 - Sales
  • MKT 2400 - Essentials of Marketing
  • MKT 2407 - Retail Management
  • MKT 2408 - Sales
  • MKT 2409 - Consumer Behavior
  • MKT 2410 - Brand Management
  • MKT 2416 - Internet Marketing
  • MKT 2420 - Marketing Management
  • MKT 6502 - Marketing Management
  • MKT 86502 - Marketing Management
  • NS 1106 - Health and Nutrition
  • PM 6903 - Project Management Integration
  • PM 86903 - Project Management Integration
 

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