School of Business
  Dr. Andy Dungan
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Dr. Dungan joined the faculty at SOU in the Fall of 2001. Primarily a teacher in the management area, he has taught a wide variety of courses. Courses recently taught include Business Policy, Business Planning, Organizational Behavior, Management, International Business, Human Resource Management, and Finance. Dr. Dungan joins us after 20 years in industry followed by a short career as an elementary teacher. His industry experience includes consulting and acting as VP of Finance in a number of different industries including airlines, oil and gas, banking, and public accounting. Since completing his Ph.D. in Management and Policy at University of Oregon in 1995 he has worked in higher education.

Dr. Dungan teaches by choice. While the pay in industry is always an attraction his love is working with students. He hopes to help students see the big picture and to develop a greater responsibility for their own learning. "My greatest wish is that the students find their passion--what really gets them excited." His love of lifelong learning is what led him to become an educator. He says, "I just keep going back to school, it seemed to make better sense just to stay."

Research interests focus on teaching and learning. He is currently working on research to evaluate the impacts of using self-evalution in the classroom. The balance of power in the classroom is a primary interest. How do professors share the power with students in a way that empowers them and recognizes the professor's responsibility to further a student's knowledge and learning? Action research, where participants (or research subjects) become an active part of the process is a research method Dr. Dungan wishes to use more. Other research interests include leadership and organizational development.

A final area of interest for Dr. Dungan is management of nonprofit institutions. At his previous institution he implemented a program connected with a national organization that certifies students in nonprofit management and was the primary catalyst for implementation of the same program at SOU.. The students certified are not typical business students, but rather are students in different disciplines (social science, arts, physical education) that wish to expand their skills to help with operation of the nonprofit institutions in which they work. This helps nonprofits find better qualified employees and helps students be more effective in their job search.

His love of the outdoors brought him to Ashland. He has trekked in the Himalayas, bicycled thousands of miles, climbed numerous mountains including Denali, Rainer, and a variety of peaks in the Rockies. A recent adventure was 750 miles with packs on the mountain bike trail along the Continental Divide in Wyoming and Colorado. The previous summer he rode 2200 miles with packs on a tandem from Yellowstone to Banff, Canada and back. Needless to say he loves the outdoor opportunities in Ashland.

Andy T. Dungan, Ph.D.
1209 F St.
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719 221-6550