Dr. Monty BohrerAssociate Professor of Business Administration and Economics
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.
DR. RYAN VAN ZEE
Executive Director of the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Ryan Van Zee joined DWU in spring 2015 as the new executive director of the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship. Van Zee also teaches classes in business, management, innovation, finance and marketing iand serves as a resource for regional businesses in South Dakota. Van Zee came to DWU with seven years experience as the director of entrepreneurial studies and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation at the University of Sioux Falls. Before USF, he was a high school principal at Garretson School District from 2004-2007, following six years as a high school business teacher. Van Zee received his Bachelor of Science degree in business and computer education from Northern State University, his Master of Arts degree in education administration from California State University, Bakersfield, and his Doctor of Education degree in administration from the University of South Dakota. He received the 2014 Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee Chair Service Award; the 2014 Rotary West Presidential Service Award; was named a 2013 Autonomous Learning World Caucus Participant from Exeter College, Oxford; and was a Top 10 finalist for the 2012 South Dakota Governor’s Giant Vision Business Plan Competition. He is married and has two sons.