Dr. Ed Plastow
Dean and Professor of Graduate Studies and New Ventures

Dr. Ed Plastow, a 1973 DWU alumnus, returned to the university in 2012 as the dean and professor of Graduate Studies and New Ventures, and also serves as interim chairman of the DWU Department of Business. He previously was a professor of business and economics at DWU from 1988 to 1999, following 15 years in senior business, administrative and financial management and leadership positions. In 1999, Plastow left DWU to become the founding chairman of the department of business at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. He served there 13 years as a professor of management and oversaw the growth from its initial seven students to what is now 500 students studying in multiple disciplines in Southeastern’s College of Business and Legal Studies. Their program development included evening, online and MBA programs. He was instrumental in SEU’s gaining of initial and recurring accreditation for its business programs from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). 

Academic degrees
Bachelor of Arts degree, 1973, Dakota Wesleyan University; Master of Business Administration, 1988, National University, Sacramento; Ph.D. in management/administration, 1998, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn.; CPA licensure in South Dakota.

David Mitchell
Professor of Business Administration and Economics
Contact information: damitche@dwu.edu or (605) 995-2719

Dave Mitchell joined the Wesleyan faculty in 1972 and is one of the longest serving professors at the university. He has been married to his wife, Ann, for more than 40 years and they are the parents to two grown daughters. The couple also has a granddaughter and a grandson. Ann taught part-time in the DWU education department from 1973 until 2002. Dr. Mitchell is involved in a variety of community activities, including politics, the United Methodist Church and fund raising for several groups. Before beginning his academic career, he was a system analyst for Procter and Gamble.

Academic degrees
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, 1959, and Master of Industrial Engineering, 1960, Cornell University; Master of Theology, 1969, and Ph.D., 1978, Boston University
Dissertation: The Role of Multinational Corporations in Economic Development.

Jerry Luckett
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics
Contact information: jelucket@dwu.edu or (605) 995-2722

Jerry Luckett joined the Wesleyan faculty in 1989. She has four grown children: Travis and Trevor Bechen and Teri and Tricia Luckett; all are graduates of DWU. She also has seven grandchildren. Jerry has been the secretary for the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee for over 20 years and has received a PRCA Gold Card for her many years of service. She has been with the Make A Wish Foundation for over 20 years, and is a timer for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Jerry has been a business consultant and has owned her own businesses in the past. She is the current night manager at the Mitchell Recreation Center, providing her with actual experience in the classes she instructs. Before coming to DWU, Jerry lived on a farm, operated a day care and received a degree from Mitchell Technical Institute. Her interests are her family and rodeos. She enjoys all sports and attends as many events as possible on campus.

Academic degrees
Bachelor of Arts in business education, 1989, DWU; Master of Arts in business education, Northern State University, 1992

Monty Bohrer
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics
Contact information: mobohrer@dwu.edu or (605) 995-2997

Monty Bohrer joined the Dakota Wesleyan faculty in the fall of 2011 as an associate professor of business administration and economics and as the director of business graduate programs. Before coming to DWU, he was an associate professor of marketing and economics at East Texas Baptist University and associate professor of marketing at University of Sioux Falls. Dr. Bohrer has significant experience in business working for such companies as GMAC, Gateway, Godfather’s Pizza, Holiday Inn, Associated Hosts, Oracle and Aramark. Along with this experience he has been a consultant to many small business owners. He has been married to his wife Kelly for more than 25 years, and they have six children and four grandchildren. His interests include golfing, bowling, softball and gardening.

Academic degrees
Bachelor of Arts in business administration, 1988, Concordia College; Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in management, 1999, University of Sioux Falls; Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing, 2007, Anderson University

Christine R. Mauszycki
Instructor of Accounting and Business Administration
Contact information: chmauszy@dwu.edu or (605) 995-2737

Christine Mauszycki joined the Dakota Wesleyan faculty in the fall of 2010. She has significant experience in both public and private accounting working for such companies as ELO, CHR Solutions, Klock Werks, and Encore Custom Homes. She also owns her own small business in Mitchell. She has been married to her husband, Chuck, for 12 years and has two young children. In 2008, Mauszycki created the nonprofit organization Imagine Guild Inc. to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and she has helped organize the Memorial Day Weekend in Mitchell event since 2002. She is also currently the treasurer for the John Paul II Elementary School.

Academic degrees
Bachelor of Arts, 2003, DWU; C.P.A. South Dakota, 2011

Chris K. Johnson
Adjunct Instructor of Business Administration
Contact information: chjohnso@dwu.edu
Academic degrees

B.A., 1973, Southwest Minnesota State; C.P.A. Minnesota, 1974; C.P.A. Iowa, 1978; C.P.A. South Dakota, 1973
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
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