Joy PahlAssistant Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato
M.B.A., Minnesota State University-Mankato
Ph.D., The University of South Carolina
Programs: Business Administration, International Business and Language Area Studies
I cherish my role as a professor. Students challenge me to challenge them, although they probably don’t realize that they do this. Each time a student surprises me with a certain insight or a particularly astute conclusion, I see more and more potential—not only in that particular student but also in all students.
As a person in this complicated world, I enter relationships with one basic assumption: that people are basically good and that they deserve my best. When I encounter a group of students for the first time—and every time—my challenge is “How can I give them my best so that the good that is in them is most likely to emerge?”
My scholarship interests connect well to my passion for teaching. Since I use a case intensive approach to teaching, increasingly, I am focusing on developing cases which involve international management and investment decisions. I have also conducted research in the areas of conflict management, organizational learning, business ethics, and business pedagogy. I am a professional member of the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business, and at St. Norbert College, I have served in numerous of college governance roles.
BUAD 468 Senior Seminar in International Business and Language Area Studies I
BUAD 469 Senior Seminar in International Business and Language Area Studies II
BUAD 485 Senior Seminar in Business Policy and Strategy