Dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies; Associate Professor of Business Administration and the holder of the H. Gordon and Mary Beth Reed Smyth Chair in Business; BA, Eastern Michigan University; MBA, Spring Arbor University; PhD, Lawrence Technological University
Joseph R. Sprangel Jr. (Joe) is an associate professor of business administration and department co-chair for Mary Baldwin University. He currently holds the H. Gordon & Mary Beth Reed Smyth Chair of Business Administration. His teaching focus is on sustainable development or “triple bottom line ” business management with course offerings of Business Senior Seminar, Management Principles, Perspectives in Sustainability, Project Management, and Strategy & Sustainability in Business Decisions. His research areas of interest are business adoption and entrepreneurial startups focused on sustainable development practices.
Before joining the Mary Baldwin faculty in 2010, Sprangel taught at Ithaca College for three years, where his classes included Operations Management in the undergraduate program and Decision Support Analysis and Sustainable Practices in Operations & Technology in the MBA program. His classroom experience also included adjunct work at Spring Arbor University and Lawrence Technological University teaching Change Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, and Strategy courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. He brings 28 years of industry experience to the classroom, which included work in machine build and repair, machine design, manufacturing engineering, and plant and engineering management.
Sprangel earned a Doctorate of Business Administration degree from Lawrence Technological University. His dissertation research was “A Study of the Direct and Mediational Effects of the SOAR™ Framework, Trust, and Environmental Management Systems on Chemical Management Services Supplier Performance at Haas TCM Group.” He also holds degrees of Master of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University, Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.