Kathleen K. Molnar

Associate Professor of Business Administration

B.S., Natural science, Xavier University
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Ph.D., Business Administration (MIS), Oklahoma State University

Programs: Business Administration

Upon graduation from Xavier University as a pre-med major, Kathy accepted a position as an air traffic controller. Although she shortly realized this was not her vocation, the position did spark her interest in computers. Kathy has worked in almost all areas of computing by starting out in data entry, then progressing to operations, programming, systems analysis and eventually director of computer services. In addition to her duties as systems analyst at St. Norbert College, she was asked to teach a beginning microcomputer course. Thus began her career in teaching. She completed an M.B.A. while working full-time, and eventually moved to Oklahoma to complete a Ph.D. in management information systems. She has taught programming, systems analysis and many different information systems courses.

Research Interests
The major focus of my research is on academic dishonesty. What factors effect students’ perceptions of cheating and can student views be influenced? Toward the larger picture, how can colleges/universities develop more ethical business leaders? Other research interests include collaborative teaching/learning and ways to be more effective in the classroom.  

BUAD 142 Computer Applications in Business
BUAD 284 Statistics for Business and Economics
ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ACCT 305 Accounting Information Systems
CSCI 345 Business Applications Using Systems Analysis and Design