Congratulations to these three outstanding faculty members for being named to new positions within the Concordia schools of business!
Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor is pleased to announce new positions for three of our outstanding faculty: Dr. Amber Gray, Dr. Laura Hurtienne, and Dr. Kim Schave. May the Lord be with you as you continue to guide and teach our students in fulfilment of our university’s mission.
Amber Gray, EDD, CPA, MSA
Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Dr. Gray, who joined CUWAA in 2021, is a CPA and has more than 10 years of professional accounting experience, including both public and corporate accounting positions. She is the author of The Handy Accounting Answer Book and loves working with students in the classroom.
“I am looking forward to having the chance to work with all of our Batterman and Haab School of Business graduate programs to ensure we are meeting student needs by providing high quality, practical, and timely business content. Our faculty, directors, and support staff are truly experts in their fields and I am eager to work with this team.”
Laura Hurtienne, EDD
Director of DBA programs
Dr. Hurtienne will be leading the DBA program and continuing to pursue the Ph.D. program in the School of Business. Her role is to support faculty, students, and staff while advancing the program and living out the university’s mission.
“I’m looking forward to leading the DBA program as we take the foundation that was laid and continue to grow nationally and internationally. Additionally, I have the great opportunity to support individuals with research that can provide new understandings for organizations throughout the world.”
Kim Schave, PHD, CPA
Director of MBA and MSBA Programs
A CPA with a background in public accounting, non-profit accounting, and higher education budget administration, Dr. Schave, assistant professor of accounting, is also a rostered Deaconess in the LCMS, as well as a U.S. Army Veteran (Military Police, Ohio Army National Guard).
“I hope to expand upon our recently launched continuing education program that equips professional church workers with business skills and also serves as a gateway to our MBA program. Our reputation is quickly growing on an international level, which provides us with an opportunity to be witnesses to the ends of the earth as we welcome students from other countries and cultures into our Christian community. I am excited to build upon our corporate partnerships, emphasizing the competitive advantage our faith-based curriculum offers—our students are well-prepared to uphold high ethical standards and exercise responsible stewardship.”
The Haab School of Business (CUAA) and the Batterman School of Business (CUW) embolden a network of transformational and collaborative Christian leaders, dedicated faculty, entrepreneurial students, and active alumni who come together to create maximum social impact through ethical practice, innovation and service.
Led by our Christ-centered values, we believe that the best business leaders demonstrate both uncompromising compassion and unmatched competitive skill. Because of this, our education uniquely develops and empowers uncommon leaders who lead beyond the norm, igniting transformative change in themselves, their organizations, and society.