Dr. Kenneth Baker has been a successful entrepreneur owning and operating a restaurant/sports bar, a computer company, and opening a branch of a University. He has been in higher education for 19 years and held the positions of Professor, Dean, and Campus Executive Director. He has been recognized for Leadership Excellence in New Center Start-Up, Innovator of the Year, and led his campus to the business journals Best Places to Work in Dayton, Ohio. He holds several certifications including Microsoft Office Expert, World Organization of Webmasters – web design, IC3 – computer core and FEMA – Emergency Management Institute. He has been a technical editor for several McGraw Hill Textbooks and he enjoys traveling to many schools across the nation being a site evaluator for ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).
Dr. Mary Ann Short has been with Antioch University since 2013 serving in a variety of roles including academic leadership and faculty. Mary Ann has over 25 years of experience in higher education and the private sector. Her professional experiences range from large research university to small private, non-profit institutions, and Fortune 500 companies.
Mary Ann’s professional and teaching interests stem from her experiences creating leader development programs, change management initiatives, leading training and development teams, and academic programs. Mary Ann engages with her community by serving on several non-profit boards of trustees. This board experience has led to academic and research interests in addressing organization and governance topics.
Dr. McIntosh’s doctoral work focuses on building a better community in which to live, work, and play. Tera McIntosh splits her time between the two cities of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio. When she is in Pittsburgh, she is a co-founder of the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective – the city’s only spoken word organization for youth and adults. She is also co-founder of Project Coffeehouse, a nonprofit that launches coffee shops in emerging areas whose revenue is redirected back into the immediate community, and she works in various other communities conducting community/organizational development. During the other half of the week she is Affiliate Faculty at Antioch University in the Online Leadership and Management Department, a co-founder of Gay For Good, a volunteer/service based National nonprofit, and a Program Officer for the Ohio Hispanic Coalition.
Tera is also a nationally ranked slam poet representing the City of Pittsburgh in 2012 in Charlotte, NC, 2013 in Boston, MA, 2015 in Oakland, CA, and 2016 in Brooklyn, NY. Her works can be found in the Steer Queer Zine, as well as the Penhead Press Literary Journal. She sits on the Board of Directors for Angry Cincinnati, OH, and was recently named “Top 5 LGBT Professionals making a better Community” by Quorum Magazine.
Upon graduating from Augsburg College with a major in French, David Norgard continued his studies at Yale Divinity School where he earned his MDiv degree. While at Yale, he founded the Yale Gay and Lesbian Cooperative, a cross-campus student advocacy group that still flourishes. Upon graduation, he received the Dean’s Citation for Community Service. The Divinity School honored him again in 1995 when he received a Distinguished Alumni Award. Norgard is also an Antioch alumnus, earning an MA in Organizational Management. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Claremont School of Theology, from which he also received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence.
Before returning to Antioch to teach, Norgard provided executive leadership to several faith-based nonprofit organizations, guiding them through financial and programmatic turnarounds. This experience is reflected in the name of the consulting practice he launched in 2004, OD180 Consulting. The consultancy specializes in strategic planning and governance-related issues.
Norgard’s enthusiasm for teaching in the area of nonprofit studies derives from his understanding of nonprofit organizations as catalysts of social justice movements and guardians of the advances that such movements achieve. His research interests focus on faith-based organizations and the governance function of nonprofits.
He is a priest of the Episcopal Church, resident in the Diocese of Los Angeles. In 2003, he received the Bishop Whipple Cross from the Diocese of Minnesota for his leadership of Episcopal Community Services. He was inducted as a Canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego, in 2012 for his development efforts there.
Beginning his career with Security Pacific Corporation (later merged with Bank of America), Bob was one of the youngest acting managers in the California branch-banking system. Conversations with a veteran in the advertising industry, however, soon led Bob to pursue a more creative, entrepreneurial opportunity, helping to establish a direct marketing and advertising agency which grew to serve such clients as SPI Pharmaceuticals, Kinko’s, City of Hope, California Credit Union and others.
After Bob’s work on behalf of a large nonprofit organization was featured in the Los Angeles Times, he was hired by a leading consulting firm to serve as a marketing communications and public relations counsel for area nonprofits such as Union Rescue Mission, Public Television of Southern California, and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. This experience with the nonprofit community next led Bob to accept an invitation from the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church to direct a multi-million dollar capital campaign for church growth and ministry expansion, involving more than 2,000 volunteers in 403 churches.
Subsequently, Bob was hired by the nation’s largest marketing communications agency serving nonprofit organizations, the Russ Reid Company, to be a Senior Consultant to executive leaders of the company’s nonprofit clients. A partial listing of his clients served includes Boys Town, Los Angeles Mission, American Cancer Society, World Vision, American Red Cross, House Ear Institute, Cerritos College, Branson Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Kaiser Permanente and more. For six years, he served as a member of the board of the Center for Nonprofit Management, a consulting, training and information resource provider serving more than 5,000 nonprofit professionals from more than 1,000 not-for-profit organizations throughout Southern California
In the for-profit sector, in addition to his earlier banking industry experience, Bob served as the Executive Vice President & General Manager for Responsum Inc.—a software company he co-founded on behalf of Vanenburg Group BV; an international technology company based in the Netherlands —serving a customer list that included GE, Cabot Corporation, and others. He later went on to become the founding Vice President of Business Development for a linguistically-based search technology firm based in Los Angeles, where he additionally served briefly as Interim CEO.
When not teaching, consulting, coaching, or business building, Bob spends his time visiting with family and friends, reading, listening to music, writing poetry, and trying his hand as a fledgling songwriter. For several years, Bob and his wife Wendy have been producing the Cordovaland House Concert Series in their Glendale home, featuring emerging songwriters from around the world in an intimate acoustic setting. Formerly a marathoner and running coach, he was a founding member of the Pasadena Pacers Running Club, for whom he served as the president for two years.