MSB Faculty Spotlight: New Business Program Chair Jason Kriegel

Posted by on January 3, 2014

As Minnesota School of Business-Richfield (MSB) congratulates our outgoing business program chair, Dennis Gaynor (who will thankfully remain on campus as a valued faculty member!), we simultaneously welcome his successor, Jason Kriegel.

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Business Program Chair Jason Kriegel

Jason holds a Master of Education in Business and Marketing Education degree from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Business Administration in Organizational Psychology and Development degree from American Intercontinental University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human and Social Services from Bellevue University.

Jason has over 20 years business management experience working in the airline, banking, credit card, and transportation industries. He launched his teaching career by instructing high school students in business and marketing basics. He began teaching with the Globe Education Network in 2012, first at the Globe University-Woodbury campus as an adjunct instructor before joining MSB-Richfield.

We asked several students currently wrapping up Jason’s fall quarter Introduction to Business class what they have learned. Interactive media and graphic design student Galen Grieman said that he learned “not to buy anything on credit.”  He also stated that Jason “relates to his students” and, “if you’re in a situation, he will work with you.”

Student Vince Digatono, who is in the business administration program, described Jason as “relatable and accessible if you need any extra help.”

“Jason is down to earth. He is one of my favorite teachers,” business management student Barika Rankin said. “It helps if you like your teachers—it makes you want to learn more.”

Digital video and media production student Chris Braun said that Jason is “understanding,” and that “he knows his stuff.”  All of the students we spoke with would recommend Jason as an instructor and look forward to his future classes.

Jason has taught all areas of business classes, which includes marketing, human resources, MS Office applications, and general education courses like Global Citizenship. Jason’s new responsibilities will include supporting and mentoring program faculty, networking with potential employers, advising students, collaborating with Admissions and Career Services, and ensuring that the business program remains relevant and current with industry demands.

In his personal life, Jason and his spouse have adopted and raised seven children. Four are currently in college and the three youngest remain at home.

MSB-Richfield is lucky indeed to have Jason as both an instructor and new business program chair!

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