Communications Staff Writer
Dr. Jon Meyers, business
Son of psychology department chairman Dr. Rich Meyers, Dr. Jon Meyers is a Corban alumnus. Now he’s back as an assistant professor of business for undergraduate and MBA students.
After graduating from Corban in 1999, Meyers earned an MBA and doctorate from Willamette University, as well as a master’s from the University of Washington. His career took him, most recently, to Cleveland, where he worked at Ernst & Young, one of “the big four” in the field of accounting.
Meyers loves to work, read, follow politics and travel. In addition to teaching at Corban, he works part-time designing and administering human resource programs at a local company, HR Central.
Meyers said he hopes to serve students with both academic and real-world instruction.
“I … encourage students to personalize principles, to help them think, ‘As an accountant someday, how might this influence me?’ I don’t ever want students who’ve had me as a professor, at the end of four years, to say, ‘I don’t have a clue,’ regarding their professional pursuits,” he said.
“I really like that he makes this class very understandable and really likes to have student interaction in the classroom,” said Melissa L’Heureux, a junior in Meyers’ class. “Overall I think he is doing a good job for this being his first year!” Senior John Traut said, “He is a humble and very intelligent. He does not compromise, has high standards, but handles issues gently.”
Angela Mooney, education
A former elementary school teacher, assistant professor Angela Mooney came to Corban from Dallas, Texas. She teaches undergraduate courses and graduate ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement courses. She holds a bachelor’s from Hannibal-LaGrange College and a master’s from Wheaton College.
She’s taught all ages, from elementary to university students, and she’s passionate about sharing best practices for teaching ELL (English Language Learner) students. She constantly reminds student teachers that they can influence their classrooms for Christ.
“God gifts us all to serve and glorify Him,” she said. “Last year I looked at the ELLs in my third-grade classroom, and thought of all the people-groups represented: Korean, Chinese, Polish, Finnish and Spanish speakers. I was honored I could be a little part of advancing the Kingdom right in my own classroom.
Mooney’s husband is Corban’s new director of graduate and adult degree admissions. The couple has a 7-year-old son, Ethan.