Dr. Lyle L. Bowlin Interim Dean, College of Business & Legal Studies Email Dr. Bowlin
Biography Dr. Lyle Bowlin has 12 years in the grocery industry and taught finance and entrepreneurship for 15 years at the University of Northern Iowa. At Northern Iowa, he was also the director of the Small Business Development Center for seven years and the assistant director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center for three years. In addition, he worked with startups, did strategic planning for firms in the Midwest and started an online bookstore in 1997 that enjoyed national and international publicity.
Dr. Bowlin has refereed publications in the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Economics and the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, as well as numerous conference proceedings. He has also refereed publications in the Journal of Education for Business and in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Dr. Bowlin has completed reviews for several corporate finance and investment textbooks, as well.
Dr. Bowlin teaches the following courses: Corporate Finance, Managerial Economics, Quantitative Analysis, and Current Issues in Risk Management and Corporate Governance. His research interests are asset pricing, derivative use for off-balance sheet financing, scripture in business and market efficiency anomalies.
Dr. Beth Leslie Associate Professor of Management Sam Walton Fellow Email Dr. Leslie
Biography Dr. Beth Leslie first joined Southeastern’s faculty as an adjunct professor teaching business communications. Here she saw a real opportunity to train Christian students to excel in the business world. Now as a full-time faculty member, she is pursuing that goal both inside and outside the classroom.
Dr. Leslie’s career started in education, teaching English in the public school system for 17 years, but then she left the school system for the business world. First, Dr. Leslie worked for five years as a clinical coordinator at Watson Clinic LLP, where she managed a staff of more than 100 receptionists at seven locations. When an opportunity presented itself, however, to work in corporate training, Dr. Leslie took the position. It was there at the W.S. Badcock Corporation that she developed an appreciation for human resources and an understanding of its importance in the success of a company. As she worked with employees and helped guide and facilitate their career paths — teaching them within the context of the business world — Dr. Leslie found her own path being drawn back toward academics.
Dr. Leslie brings to Southeastern University excellent experience in teaching, both in school and in business, combined with an insider’s knowledge of the business world and a strong commitment to Christian values. Her goal is to ensure that her students can be successful in business and still maintain their integrity as Christians — and to assure them that it can be done.
Dr. Tim Welch Associate Professor of Legal Studies Sam Walton Fellow Email Dr. Welch
Biography Professor Timothy Welch has more than 10 years of experience in the educational arena, including both administrative and teaching duties. He taught for five years at another Christian college and has held administrative positions in admissions and financial aid at colleges in Florida and New Mexico.
Prior to his teaching career, Professor Welch worked as an auditor in the private industry and as an investigator for one of the largest personal injury and medical malpractice law firms in central Florida. His primary duties included investigation of client claims and trial support. Professor Welch also has many years of restaurant management experience. He and his family have been restaurant owners and franchisers in New Mexico.
He teaches business law, finance, and business ethics courses at Southeastern, including the Ethics, Stewardship and the Legal Environment of Business class.