FACULTY

Wanda Foster, MBA

Assistant Professor of Management

Internship Coordinator


College of Business

Professor Foster teaches Principles of Management, Finance, Corporate Finance and Business Ethics. Her areas of expertise include transition of professionals into management and management of healthcare organizations. Professor Foster’s current research is in corporate ethics and leadership development.

She serves as the department chair for the College of Business. Prior to serving Concordia, Professor Foster worked as the director of bachelor in healthcare management program at Calumet College of St. Joseph. She also has corporate experience in at Baxter and SANOFI International corporations. She has also worked at Kallestad in the diagnostic division. Professor Foster has been a member of Concordia-Chicago’s faculty since 2006. 

Currently, Professor Foster is working on her Ph.D. in organizational leadership.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Coursework - Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, IL (Est completion April 2018)
  • MBA - DePaul University; Chicago, IL
  • BS, Biology - Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN   

Academic and Professional Highlights

Awards

  • Faculty Research Grant, 2017
  • Outstanding Faculty Award - Excellence in Teaching, 2016

Publications

  • Harvard Business Review, Strategic Planning
  • Business Plans, Small Business Launch
  • Taking Sides, Debates on Clashing Views in Business Ethics
  • New Product Development      

Research

  • Dissertation Proposal - Teaching Ethics: An Empirical Study on Moral Action
  • Broad Research Topics:
    • Molding and changing behavior in the workplace to move beyond compliance toward ethical consideration
    • Linking student classroom learning to successful transitions into the workplace

Memberships

  • American Management Association, member
  • American College of Healthcare Executives, faculty member
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, specialist microbiology

Prior Positions

  • Chair, College of Business - Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, IL (2011-Present)
  • Assistant Program Director, Healthcare Management - Calumet College of St. Joseph; Whiting, IN (2000-2006)