Instructor of Marketing
M.B.A. and B.A. (Marketing) University of Northern Iowa; CPH Language Cross-Cultural School, Santa Ana, Costa Rica; NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional.
International Business and Relations; Global Trade Practices; Global Marketing
International management and marketing; Entrepreneurship and Micro-credit operations in underdeveloped countries, trade.
Chris has a history of rural entrepreneurship that has extended into her international outreach efforts. Prior to coming to UNI, Chris was employed by several different firms. Most notably she worked six years as an account specialist and branch manager for a leasing firm, managing a $20 million dollar portfolio of lease contracts. Building upon that and other work experiences, she established Pork Purveyors, Ltd., a swine production and management consulting firm, eventually managing over 50 swine operations in the Midwest and Surgical Device International, providing devices and training to veterinarians in the U.S. and international locations. She also worked part-time for three years as the Parkersburg Economic Development Coordinator. She has given many conference and executive development presentations focused on micro-enterprises in developing countries in addition to five publications on a range of similar topics. In 2006, she earned NASBITE's Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential, and she was awarded the designation of Certified CGBP Trainer in 2011. Due to her interest in cultural training, she just completed her 5th book on children in other countries.