Professors with professional experience

Each faculty member in the Division of Business teaches courses in some facet of Business Administration and claims at least 10 years of experience working in the field of business. These professionals have worked for Fortune 500 companies and businesses listed in the 35 largest U.S. private companies. A glance at their résumés reveals that many IWU professors have either launched their own companies or consulted regularly with businesses around the world-or both!

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Keith Starcher; MBA, PhD Associate Professor, SBL keith.starcher@indwes.edu


Keith has more than 30 years of business experience. After graduating with a degree in Metallurgy from Penn State, he continued his graduate studies at the University of South Florida obtaining both an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. Dr. Starcher spent several years with General Electric and was president of Zion Industries, an induction heat-treating firm with plants in Ohio, Michigan, and North Carolina. Keith and his wife, Margaret, have raised four children and enjoy spending time with their six grandchildren.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1973, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D., 1986, University of South Florida
  • M.B.A., 1988, University of South Florida
  • M.Div., 2003, Trinity Theological Seminary


Keith is interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning; in particular, how SoTL applies to the discipline of marketing. He is also interested in discovering the best ways to enhance the teaching and learning of business statistics in different delivery modalities (onsite versus online). Lastly, his interests include discovery and application of those skills and traits that lead to long-term executive success.

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