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Title: Assistant Professor of Business & Leadership
Coordinator of Masters of Organizational Leadership Program
Office: Business, Zimmerman Hall 107
Professional Information: D. Min with emphasis on Leadership Development - Fuller Theological Seminary ('01)
M.Div with emphasis on Administration - Ashland Theological Seminary ('93)
M.A. with emphasis on Christian Education - Assemblies of God Theological Seminary ('78)
B.S. in Chemical Engineering - Cleveland State University ('76)
Active as a consultant and speaker in the Healthcare Industry where I served for 27 years as a corporate executive before joining the Evangel faulty.
Job Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in leadership; coordinator of and faculty advisor for Master of Organizational Leadership; member of the Academic Council.
Courses Taught: Undergraduate:
Personal Finance (Fall and Spring) since Fall 2012
Personal Leadership (Spring) since Spring 2013
Community Leadership (Fall 2013)
Workforce Selection & Development (Spring 2014)
Graduate: Masters of Organizational Leadership:
Foundation of Leadership (Seated and Hybrid) since Fall of 2009
Strategic Management (Seated and Hybrid) since Fall of 2007
Business Communications (Fall 2009)
Publications: "Operational Safety Issues in MRI" in MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (1987)
Dissertation titled, LEADERSHIP AND A LEARNING ORGANIZATION: A CIMPLE MODEL. Emphasis on organizational culture, change management and systems thinking.
Started Work: Summer 2007
Favorite Thing About Work: Make a difference and bring a holistic perspective to the subject matter.
Was an Evangel Student: CBC - Fall 1976; AGTS (1977-1978)
Originally From: Cleveland, OH
Personal Information: Married to Judy (Harman) Praschan since 1975. Sons: Kevin, Eric and Brian - all graduates of Evangel.
Other: Work and ministry has allowed me to travel to over 30 countries, leading short-term mission's trips in three continents and teaching/preaching internationally at schools and churches. I have also consulted for various organizations, conducting training on business principles in China, Argentina and France.
Prior to joining the Business Department, I served as an executive with responsibility for Quality Systems, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. During the 27 years at Philips Healthcare, I conducted audits, ensure global product registration, managed clinical trials,implemented mentoring program, developed and conducted training programs, project manager and had oversight of Quality Systems for 30 global locations.
I am an ordained minister (1982) with the Assemblies of God. Have 30 years of pastoral experience. Since 1985, have been bi-vocational.
MGT 600 - Syllabus