Executive in Residence Teaching Freshmen as well as Upper Classmen

Posted: Monday, October 7th 2013 at 12:00 PM

When FCB’s Dean Craig Van Slyke started looking for an Executive in Residence (EIR), Frank Spitznogle, PhD surfaced as an ideal candidate, with more than three decades of experience in beginning new operations and businesses.

Spitznogle, one of three EIR in FCB’s new EIR program, has taken on the role of teaching several business classes along with his work for the Marley Foundation which is designed to integrate business and engineering students. Although teaching isn’t something new for Spitznogle, what is unusual is that he is teaching an entry-level course, MGT 101 Introduction to Management, as well as a higher level course, MGT 435 New Venture Planning and Business Plans.

“While employed by startups, I also taught MBA courses for an institution in Denver in the evenings for about eight or nine years,” he said. “I enjoyed the MBA courses, but more recently have enjoyed teaching undergraduate courses there even more.”

“Both the freshmen and the seniors have tremendous spirit and energy, are so anxious to learn, and seem to enjoy someone who has lived in the world of entrepreneurship for many years,” he said.

It is a great opportunity for students to learn from someone with extensive knowledge of their class topic.

“The bottom line is that I love to teach, and I am doing what I love to do here at NAU,” Spitznogle said.

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