Faculty

Midland University MBA faculty are experts in their fields, currently connected to what it takes to succeed in business today. They help students map the governing theories of their disciplines and bring the material to life with real-world examples of business successes and failures taken from experience in their careers as business leaders.

In addition to their impressive backgrounds, our MBA faculty share a passion for teaching, and a desire to help students succeed as they develop their business skill sets.

Learn more about our faculty below.

Avi Atholi Avi Atholi | First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha
Vice President of Data

Economics

"I see them at the end [of the program] as a confident, competent businessperson who’s ready to solve the next problem."

Andrew Sherwood | Mutual of OmahaAndrew Sherwood

Mutual of Omaha
Project Manager
Project Management

"There is a wide gap between current state business education and real world applicability, and I have a passion for helping to bridge that gap."

Jill Slupe | Verde Martin


Jill Slupe

Verde Martin
Owner & CEO
Leadership

"This format gives me more freedom to manage my career while teaching...and the same is true with students."

Ed IveyEd Ivey | 16C Consulting

PowerPlan
Lead Consultant

Strategy

"... strategy helps influence decision-making in a way that encourages big picture thinking."

Haley Armstrong | Nebraska Medicine

Haley Armstrong

Nebraska Medicine
Patient and Community Engagement Liason
Strategic Communications

"Great leaders need more than great ideas; they must use ideas to inspire, motivate and connect."

Ian StephensenIan Stephensen |

Ian Stephensen Consulting
Consultant & Advisor

Management

"In my leadership course students create their personal leadership brand and personal brand promise. My personal brand promise is "seek and share" - that is why I teach at Midland!"

Steve Horan

Steve Horan

University of Sioux Falls
Director of MBA
Finance

"Great leaders need more than great ideas; they must use ideas to inspire, motivate and connect."