Bruce Schooling, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

Dr. Bruce Schooling entered into his Ph.D. program at New Mexico State after serving as a senior pastor at three different Nazarene churches for a combined 18 years. After earning his Ph.D. in management in 1998, he started at PLNU as an assistant professor of management. He then served as the director of the M.B.A. Program from 2000 – 2004 before becoming dean of the School of Business in 2004. During his seven years as dean, Schooling focused his time on ensuring quality business education and played an important role in the FSB's reaffirmation of accreditation by ACBSP in 2010. Since then, he has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate management courses. Schooling's areas of interest include success and/or failure, selection or fit of leadership and their impact on organizational change, and the effect of pastoral behaviors on parishioners in times of change. His primary area of research is in organizational behavior, specifically leadership.

Education

  • Ph.D., Management, New Mexico State University
  • M.N.A., Nonprofit Administration, University of San Francisco
  • B.S., Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco
  • A.A.B.S., Biblical Studies, Nazarene Bible College

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Business – BUS 100
  • Organizational Behavior – BUS 610
  • Leadership – BUS 645
  • Managerial Perspectives – BUS 660
  • Organizational Behavior – MGT 320
  • Leadership – MGT 412
  • Organizational Systems Behavior – SOL 603
  • Practice of Leadership – SOL 620

Experience in Field

  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Professor of Management, 1998 – present
  • Northwest Christian University, Adjunct Professor, 2013 – 2015
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Dean of the Fermanian School of Business, 2004 – 2011
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Director of the MBA Program, 2000 – 2004
  • New Mexico State University, Graduate Assistant, 1995 – 1998
  • Grass Valley Church of the Nazarene, Senior Pastor, 1983 – 1995
  • Hillview Church of the Nazarene, Senior Pastor, 1979 – 1983
  • McKinney Church of the Nazarene, Senior Pastor, 1977 – 1979
  • Fidelity National Title Co., CO Title Clerk, 1974 – 1977
  • Title Insurance and Trust Co., CA Title Officer, 1972 – 1974

Professional and Community Involvement

  • FSB's MBA Committee, Member, 2015 – present
  • PLNU's Tenure Committee, Member, 2012 – 2015
  • PLNU Faculty Council, Chair, 2012 – 2013
  • Faculty Status Committee, Member, 2011 – 2012
  • PLNU Faculty Council, Vice Chair, 2010 – 2011
  • ACBSP Accreditation Team, Site Visit Team Chair, 2011
  • PLNU Semester Length Task Force, Chair, 2009 – 2010
  • CBFA Nominating Committee, Member, 2009 – 2011
  • Academic Policies Committee, Member, 2004 – 2009
  • Graduate Retreat Committee, Member, 2003 – 2008

Awards and Honors

  • ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award, 2003
  • Host Teacher, Teachers Noticing Teachers, 2004
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, New Mexico State University Department of Management, 1995

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Smith, Y., Burns, D., and Schooling, B.A. (2016). A socio-economic view of three integrations of Micah 6:8: How the times affect ministry in the marketplace. Paper presented
  • Schooling, B.A., and Ataide, R. (2007). Creating value between businesses and business schools through business centers. Paper presented at Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs Annual Conference.
  • Schooling, B.A., and Costley, D. (1997). Ethics: Caught or Taught? Paper presented at Mt. Plains Management Conference.
  • Boje, D.A., Alvarez, R., and Schooling, B.A. (2001). Deconstructing Organizations: Restorying in Storytelling Organizational Theory is a Better Idea. In Westwood R. and Linstead S. (Eds.), The Language of Organizations. London: Sage Publications.
  • Schooling, B.A. (1998) "Pastoral Behaviors in Effecting Change". A study of the effects of leader behaviors in changing situations in a nonprofit setting. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.