Dr. Monty Bohrer
Director of the Business Graduate Program
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

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.

Dr. Joan Lubben

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Lubben worked for many years before she returned to school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2009, she completed her Ph.D. in Mathematics. At UNL she was awarded the Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Student award. Dr. Lubben is interested in applying mathematical models to real world situations, whether in Mathematical Biology (her research field), the sciences, or the business world. She seeks to convey the importance of mathematics to every field. Dr. Lubben is a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Society, the Society for Mathematical Biology, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. She is activity involved in the local bicycling club and enjoys growing most of her own vegetables.

Academic Degrees
Bachelor of Arts, 1979, Geology, Rice University; Master of Science, 2004, Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Doctor of Philosophy, 2009, Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dustin Ludens
Dustin J. Ludens is a practicing business attorney with the law firm of MorganTheeler, LLP. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and English at Dakota Wesleyan University and his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Nebraska where he served as an Executive Editor of the Nebraska Law Review. In addition to being admitted to practice law in the state of South Dakota, Dustin is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota. Dustin’s law practice focuses on business planning and transactions, commercial financing and real estate law.

DAVID MITCHELLProfessor of Business Administration and Economics
(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.

Laura MillerA pilot in the field of online courses, Laura Miller was one of the first instructors to create and teach online courses here at DWU as well as Mitchell Technical Institute and National American University. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the business department as well as liaison with MTI and Southeast Technical Institute to strategize and implement articulation agreements within the business department. From 1998-2004, she was the director of admissions operations and outreach programming at DWU. Miller was a member of Phi Beta Lambda and served as the advisor and co-executive secretary for MTI. Miller lives in Mitchell with her husband and two daughters.   

Academic Degrees
Bachelor of Science, 1990, business administration with an emphasis in management, Dakota State University; Master of Arts, 2000, organizational management, University of Phoenix

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