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Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog - 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog - 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Rinker School of Business

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Leslie Turner, D.B.A., Dean



  • Lawrence Burgee, Ph.D.
  • Mike Chen, Ph.D.
  • Mary Kay Copeland, Ph.D.
  • John Hayes, Ph.D.
  • Ann Langlois, D.B.A
  • Claire Nash, Ph.D.
  • David J. Smith, D.B.A., Chair, Graduate Program

Associate Professors

  • Cora Barnhart, Ph.D., Chair, Undergraduate Program
  • Lane Cohee, D.B.A.
  • Jeffrey Kennedy, D.B.A.
  • Velma Lee, Ph.D.
  • Ariel Viale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors

  • Michael Tillett, M.Acc., C.P.A.


  • Barbara VanderWerf, M.B.A.


The Rinker School of Business (RSB) upholds the mission of Palm Beach Atlantic University by preparing its graduates for entry into the business world. To achieve this objective, the professors stress Christian worldview ethics in the making of sound business decisions, in the use of one’s talents, and in business communications. Rinker School graduates must (1) understand the significant economic realities of our society; (2) demonstrate competence in business and major concentrations; and (3) develop an understanding of a Christian worldview in order to address the increasing complexities of the business world.


The Rinker School of Business will be the preferred choice of those seeking a Christ-centered business education. We will be recognized for our focus on Christian theism based ethics, teaching excellence, research, and consulting.

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