Faculty Directory

Philip Millage; MA, MBA, EdD Professor; Business phil.millage@indwes.edu

Biography

Dr. Millage has extensive teaching experience, having taught at Indiana University, Ball State University, Taylor University, and Indiana Wesleyan University. In fact, he was voted "Outstanding Professor of the Year" by the student body at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1976, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.A., 1977, Ball State University
  • M.B.A., 1980, Ball State University
  • Ed.D., 1990, Ball State University

Interests

Cecil, Aaron, and Millage, Philip. (Accepted for publication in 2014) “Marketing Knowledge: Young Entrepreneurs.” International Journal of Family Business.

 Hahn, Leah, Swerienga, Melissa, Streets, Timothy, and Millage, Philip.    (Accepted for publication in 2014) "K Bistro: A restaurant chooses the future." Journal of Management History.

Hartwiger, Brittany, and Millage, Philip. (Accepted for publication in 2014)   “Marketing Enhanced by Ethnographic Methods.” International Journal of Family Business.

Swerienga, Melissa, and Millage, Philip. (Accepted for publication in 2014) “Marketing Ethnography: Future options for Crayola Crayons.”International Journal of Family Business.

Corey, Jeremy, and Millage, Philip (2014) “Ethnographic Study on the Harley Davidson Culture and Community.” Journal of Technology Management in China. Volume 9, Issue 1. 

Singer, Luke, and Millage, Philip. (2014) “The Interaction of Leadership and Personality among Chinese and American Nascent Entrepreneurs.”Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management in China. Volume 8, issue 1. 

Carraher, Shawn M., Carraher, Rebecca C., Shrader, Jonathan A., Singer, Luke A., Millage, Philip, and Millage, Jacob. Personality and Pay Satisfaction in China, Lithuania, & the USA. (May 2014) Unpublished poster presentation at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' Multidisciplinary Conference at Harvard University.

Carraher, Shawn M., Carraher, Rebecca C., and Millage, Philip J. “Pay Satisfaction of Small to Medium sized Enterprise (SME) Owners in Scandinavia and the Baltics: An Examination of Jaques’ Equity Construct and Lawler’s Discrepancy Measure.” (May 2014) Unpublished paper presented at the International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK.

Doerr, Austin, Carraher, Shawn M., Millage, Philip, and Zserdin, Mike. Sol-Fly Technologies LLC: A story of passion, opportunity, and grace. (July 2013) Unpublished paper presented at Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Jaramillo, Santiago, Millage, Philip, Carraher, Shawn M. and Cecil, Aaron. BlueBridge Digital. (July 2013) Unpublished paper presented at Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Pepple, Taylor, Millage, Philip, Carraher, Shawn M. and Wenqian, Jiang. Fairness and Career Anchors: A Comparison between American and Chinese Male Entrepreneurs. (July 2013) Unpublished paper presented at Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Singer, Luke, Singer, Paxton, and Millage, Philip. More Than a Resume. (Jully 2013) Unpublished paper presented at Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Swierenga, Melissa, Millage, Philip, and Carraher, Shawn M. Ethnography for Crayola Crayons. (July 2013) Unpublished paper presented at Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Jaramillo, Santiago, Harting, C. Daniel, Millage, Philip, and Carraher, Shawn M. BlueBridge, LLC. (May 2013) Unpublished poster presentation at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' Multidisciplinary Conference at Harvard University.

Ogunnowo, Mandy, Millage, Philip, and Carraher, Shawn M. Ethnography of Cablevision. (May 2013) Unpublished poster presentation at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' Multidisciplinary Conference at Harvard University.

Ream, Jon-Marc, Carraher, Shawn M., Millage, Philip.The Correlation between Chiropractic Health and General Business Performance (May 2013) Unpublished poster presentation at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' Multidisciplinary Conference at Harvard University.

Singer, Luke, Millage, Philip and Carraher, Shawn M. Job Search and Personal Branding. (May 2013) Unpublished poster presentation at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' Multidisciplinary Conference at Harvard University.

Carraher, Shawn M., Cecil, Aaron, and Millage, Philip. Young Entrepreneurs. (March 2013) Unpublished paper presented at Allied Academy Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Hartwiger, Brittany, Millage, Philip, and Carraher, Shawn M. Marketing Enhanced by Ethnographic Methods. (March 2013) Unpublished paper presented at Allied Academy Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Hahn, Leah, Swerienga, Melissa, Streets, Timothy, and Millage, Philip.           Marketing Strategy: A Restaurant Chooses the future. (March 2013)

Unpublished paper presented at Allied Academy Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Millage, Philip and Carraher, Shawn M. Marketing Senior Housing: A Retirement Community Case Study Involving The Senior Buying Process (March 2013) Unpublished paper presented at Allied Academy Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Swerienga, Melissa, Millage, Philip and Carraher, Shawn M. Marketing Ethnography: Future Options for Crayola Crayons (March 2013) Unpublished paper presented at Allied Academy Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Carraher, Shawn M., Hanna, Andrew, Rojas, Harriet, and Millage, Philip J. McConn Coffee and Student Growth. (June 2012) Unpublished poster presentation at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' Multidisciplinary Conference at Harvard University.

Carraher, Shawn M., Jaramillo, Santiago, Millage, Philip J., and Millage, Joshua. Customer Service, Expatriation, Leadership, and Values among expatriate entrepreneurs. (June 2012) Unpublished poster presentation at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' Multidisciplinary Conference at Harvard University.

Carraher, Shawn M., Rojas, Harriet, and Millage, Philip (July 2012) Case Study, McConn Coffee Company. Unpublished paper presented at Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

 Jaramillo, Santiago, Carraher, Shawn M., Millage, Philip J., and Carraher, Rebeccah D. (July 2012) Leadership, Customer Service, and Expatriation: The Importance of terminal and Instrumental values among entrepreneurs. Unpublished paper presented at Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Rhoade, Collin, Carraher, Shawn M, Millage, Philip, Wolfe, Katie and Erickson, Abigail. (July 2012) Manifest Needs and Leadership in Nascent Entrepreneurs. Unpublished paper presented at Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Chaired “Strategic Issues” session (July 2012). Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Carraher, Shawn M., Rojas, Harriet, Millage, Philip, and Wheeler, Jack. (October 2011) Customer Service and The Star Financial Group. Unpublished paper presented at the Baltic Journal of Management Conference.

Millage, Philip J. Created for Accomplishment. Fishers, Indiana: MSI

     Publications, 2006.

 Millage, Philip J., and Rousopoulos, Deno. The Owner’s Guide to the

     Construction Process. Fortville, Indiana: Educational Media

     Communications,1999.

October 1994--Las Vegas, Nevada--American Health Care Association--

paper/presentation entitled “What Happens To Your Company After Staff

Empowerment.” (This is one of many major presentations given to

Professional Associations)

July 1995--Ryazan, Russia--Second International Economics Camp--papers /presentations. “Marketing for Small Business,” “Current Management Issues Impacting Production,” “Current Issues in Sales Management,” and “Starting a Business: The American Experience.” 

Millage, Philip J. (1990) An Exploratory Study of The Influences On and Content of Communication Between Retirement Housing Providers and Retirees Who Are Their Potential Customers. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Millage, Philip J. “Community Relations: Improved Marketing Techniques Offer The Keys To Success,” Provider. December 1989. pp. 28-29.

Millage, Philip J. “How to design an internal marketing plan for long-term care facilities,” Today’s Nursing Home. 1988, Vol. 9, No. 4: 16+

Millage, Philip J. “Small Business growth hinges on Effective Marketing Plan,” Indianapolis Business Journal, June 6-12, 1988. 2B-3B 

 

3. Professional Experience

1980-Present-Indiana Wesleyan University (Full or part-time)

Professor of Business, (Full time since 2000).

1986-Present-Inspire Consulting, LLC.

President and owner of management consulting firm.

2006-Present-Inspire Real Estate, LLC,

President and owner/broker of Real Estate/Property Management Company

1998-2000 The Navigate Group, Inc.

Vice President of Planning (rapidly growing software development firm) 

1998-1999 Ball State University & Indiana Wesleyan University

Adjunct Faculty

1995-1997 Greenwalt Development, Inc.

Vice President of Marketing, Indianapolis based commercial land   development company.

1995-1997 SeniorLife Residences, Inc.

Chairman and C.E.O of assisted living management company

(This was my start-up, we had 3 assisted living facilities when we sold the firm) 

1991-1994 Nationwide Care, Inc.,

Senior Corporate Consultant and Adjunct Faculty at Taylor University.

1983-1986 Greenfield Builders, Inc.

Vice President of Marketing

Adjunct faculty at Indiana University and Indiana Wesleyan University 

1979-1980 Ball State University

Graduate Assistant during MBA program.

1978-1979 Prudential Insurance Company

Assistant Research Consultant/Marketing Department. 

*I have taught courses at Indiana University, Ball State University, Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University. 

4. Current Professional Assignments and Activities 

Course development for two online courses--in process. Additionally. I have written two other online courses in the last two years.

Current teaching assignment for 2014-15: Marketing Principles, Branding, Selling and Relationship Management, Service Marketing, Strategic Marketing and Real Estate Investment and Marketing. 

5. Current Professional Associations

Member of the National Association of Realtors 

Member of the Metro Indianapolis Board of Realtors

Licensed Real Estate Broker, Indiana

6. Honors and Awards

Past Professor of the Year-Indiana Wesleyan University 

Alpha Mu Alpha-The National Marketing Honor Society

Pi Sigma Alpha-The National Political Science Honor Society

Pi Gamma Mu-The National Social Science Honor Society

Army Commendation Medal-US Army, 2nd Division, Republic of Korea

Honorably discharged, October 1, 1972

7. Current Board Involvements

Advisory Board member, The Crescent Project, Indianapolis, IN

Board Member, Proclaim, Pendleton, IN

9.  Websites

  • http:inspirerealestate.com
  • http:www.inspireexecutivecoaching.com