Stephen Mountjoy, Northwest Nazarene University School of Business acting dean since August, has been named dean and will transition to the new assignment immediately.
Mountjoy brings strong academic credentials and a background in business leadership to the dean’s post, the Nampa-based university said in a Feb. 22 release.
Mountjoy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming, a Master of Science in mining economics from the Colorado School of Mines and a Ph.D. in higher education and adult studies from the University of Wyoming. He also completed a graduate diploma in Christian studies at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.
Before moving to higher education, he worked in engineering and business for 18 years. As professor at Colorado Christian University, he directed one of that university’s master’s degree programs. Since 2006, he has served as professor in Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Education, Social Work and Counseling before his transition to the School of Business.
“I’m grateful and excited to receive the honor of being appointed dean,” Mountjoy said. “The School of Business is truly outstanding and provides students with a great education and preparation for the future. It’s a privilege to get to serve here, and I’m very much looking forward to this new opportunity.”
The School of Business is one of the largest of six schools at Northwest Nazarene and offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration, management, marketing, economics, global business and accounting as well as a master of business administration. Business programs are offered on the Nampa campus and in downtown Boise at the CW Moore extension. A bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA are also offered online.
The School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, an international accrediting organization for business schools. The School of Business has grown to serve as many as 340 students in a year.