INL Program Coordinator – Advisor – Instructor
Master of Arts (MA) in Organizational Leadership, Columbia University, 1998; BA Amherst College 1990
Moneeka is the Program Coordinator of the Innovation and Leadership Degree and the advisor to the students. She teaches both Organizational Communication and Intercultural Communication for SOU. Solving organizational puzzles and proposing creative solutions is one of her favorite endeavors.
MA, Brown University, 1994; BA, Brown University, 1991
Robert Arellano was the founding director of SOU’s Center for Emerging Media & Digital Arts (EMDA) and is the author of seven novels including Havana Libre (Akashic Books, 2017). Since 2015 he has taught Digital Portfolios, the first course in the INL sequence.
Masters in Managementm(MM), Southern Oregon University, 2011; BS in Journalism, State University of New York College, 1984
Chris Cook, founder of Capiche, teaches Working with Emotional Intelligence – the very class she credits with changing her life in 2010 as part of her Master in Management degree. Chris is a branding, culture, PR and marketing consultant, and coach with nearly 35 years experience across all industries. She is currently focused on the Southern Oregon wine industry.
MM, Southern Oregon University, 2011; BA, Southern Oregon University, 2009; Minor in Computer Science and Business Information Systems; Microsoft Access and Excel Certifications
Daniel Clark is an instructor for the School of Business and specializes in Information Systems and how they are deployed in businesses of every size for customer acquisition and retention. Information Systems gather, analyze, and evaluate all sorts of data so that businesses can make informed decisions in a timely manner.
Master of Arts (MA), Southern Oregon University, 2007; BA, California State University at Stanislaus, 1990
Karen Clarke CTP, MA, brings more than 30 years of banking and financial management experience into the classroom. She has taught accounting for 15 years, observing many changes in the financial reporting process. Much of her teaching focuses on budgeting, finance and accounting. Karen received the Certified Treasury Professional certification from the Association of Financial Professionals in 1995. She worked with company treasurers in setting up and operating financial systems in government, retailing, wholesaling, manufacturing and nonprofit industries. Karen likes to bring real life case studies into the classroom to research and discuss.
MFA University of Central Florida, 2010; BFA University of Central Florida 2006
Andrew Gay is a filmmaker and Assistant Professor in the Communication Department with an MFA in Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema from the University of Central Florida. His research and creative work have focused on applying “lean startup” principles to the arts. He teaches Entrepreneurship in Organizations for INL.
Masters in Management, Southern Oregon University, 2007; BS Computer Science, University of British Columbia, 1984
Len Jacobson is an IT professional with 30 years of experience, currently employed as the Software Applications Manager at Jackson County. As a SOU Master in Management graduate, he has experienced the challenges of the work/school/life triad firsthand. Len finds it invigorating to be involved with working professionals who are eager to learn.
MBA University of Memphis, 1986; BS Journalism, University of Oregon, 1970<
After serving in senior management positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, LaQuinta Inns, KinderCare and other companies, Kaegi is applying over 40 years of business experience to teaching. As a member of the prestigious Harvard-Kennedy School Healthcare Delivery Policy “think tank,” Kaegi has been deeply involved in healthcare reform and is applying that expertise to teaching International Business of Healthcare in the INL program.
DBA, 2007, Argosy University, Orange, CA; MBA, 1991, Southern Oregon University; BS, 1984, Business Administration, Southern Oregon University
Joan McBee helped create the INL program along with several others from across campus and the community. She has taught research and the capstone course for the first two cohorts and has been teaching working adults at SOU since 1997. Her doctorate is in Marketing, and she has served in several administration positions at the university.
MBA, Southern Oregon University, 2011; BS, Business Administration, Management, Southern Oregon University, 2009; Summer Immersion Program, Hochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, University of Applied Sciences (HTW), Saabrucken, Germany, 2009; AS, Rogue Community College, 2008
As an instructor in the School of Business, David shares his love of technology with both faculty and students. As an advisor for the Degree Completion Program, David brings a unique perspective to the program by himself having come up through its ranks. As a nontraditional student, David knows the difficulties of juggling homework, family, career, and social life.
PhD Claremont Graduate School 1984; MA Psychology 1981; BA Claremont Men’s College Psychology 1979
Mark Runco teaches INL 437, Practicum in Creative Thinking. In addition to teaching this summer course, he is a Distinguished Research Fellow of the American Institute of Behavioral Research and Technology, as well as Editor of the Creativity Research Journal. He consults with Lego, PBS, Lumos Labs (of Lumosity), Tinkr, Destination Imagination, and the Discovery Museum.
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