Goellner Suits Up as New Director of M.B.A. Program

Business professor Dawn Goellner will add another title to her career as the director of the Master in Business Administration program (M.B.A.) at Bethel College. She will take the place of Bradley Smith, Ph.D., who will now serve as dean of the division of professional and graduate studies.

Goellner earned a Master of Arts in English from the University of Nebraska, an M.B.A. in Marketing from Syracuse University, and is working on her Ph.D. at Regent University. Goellner is a seasoned world traveler having served in the U.S. diplomatic corps in Lesotho, Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Caracas, Venezuela; Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico. As a commercial attaché she negotiated trade disputes and treaties, helped U.S. businesses get into foreign markets and managed visits of federal government officials.


Goellner is also an active church volunteer at St. Mark Missionary Church in Mishawaka, where she serves as the leader of the women’s Bible study. She has also served as a board member and director of adult programs.

For more information about Bethel’s M.B.A. program, visit www.BethelCollege.edu/Graduate or call 574.257.3485.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.