Patience Taruwinga, Assistant Professor of Business Administration

May 2, 2014

Areas of Expertise

Business Leadership, Management of Information Systems, Small Business Succession Planning

Education

University of South Africa, Pretoria: Doctor of Business Leadership 2012

Indiana University South Bend: Master of Science in Management of Information Technology 2008

Indiana University South Bend: Master of Business Administration 2003

University of Zimbabwe: Bachelor of Science in Statistics, minor Mathematics 1999

Professional Background

Taught at IU South Bend's Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics for 7 years. More than 7 years leading in a non-profit organization. Experience in international trade and supply chain management. Owner/Founder of Geek Investments LLC, an export company with sales in more than 7 countries. Received a Certificate of Faculty Recognition at Indiana University in 2012.

Research Interests

Small Business Succession, social media and business success, Social Responsibility for Family Owned Businesses 

Associations/Organizations

Member of The Academy of Management

Your Position at SJC

At SJC I teach in the Business Division and I teach several classes including among others: Information Systems, Leadership and Ethics, Intercultural Core, E-Business, International Business and Statistics for Business and Economics.

What motivates you to teach? 

I believe that teaching requires commitment, perseverance and passion. I find it rewarding when students acquire new skills, expand their knowledge, and learn something relevant and applicable to the real-world beyond academia.

Fun Fact

I believed for a long time that a person should never sleep on the same day that they woke up; maybe that is why I was called a workaholic.

What is your favorite thing about SJC?

At SJC, I like the small class sizes and the ability to have close interaction with students.

Anything else you'd like to add/favorite quotes, etc.

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” by Henry Ford 

 

 

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