College of Business Administration appoints new chair and director

Dec. 18, 2019 | College of Business

The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration has appointed Dr. Jake Stewart chair of information systems and Dr. Reet Cronk director of information systems graduate studies for the Graduate School of Business effective January 2020.

Dr. Stewart, associate professor of business, has been with the University since 2003. He has more than 15 years of business industry experience, which includes international assignments, and has served as a member of the Project Management Institute since 2000.

Stewart received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from Harding; Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston; project management professional certification and project management office certificate of added qualification from the Project Management Institute.

Stewart fills the role previously held by Dr. Reet Cronk who was named director of information systems graduate studies. Cronk served as chair of information systems from 2000 through 2019.

Cronk has been a committee member for the European conference on information technology evaluation, European conference on knowledge management, European conference on business research methods, international conference on intellectual capital, knowledge management and organizational learning.

Cronk received her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Canberra; Master of Science from Australian National University; graduate diploma in information technology from the University of Southern Queensland; and Ph.D. from the University of Southern Queensland.

Harding’s College of Business Administration offers programs in accounting, finance, information systems, international business, management and marketing, including dual degree options enabling students to earn a BBA to MBA or MSIS in five years. Its Graduate School of Business offers several online programs including MBA, Master of Science in information systems, as well as certificates in data analytics and information assurance and security. For more information regarding COBA news and programs, visit harding.edu/business, or call 501-279-4240.

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