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Dr. Barbara Looney 

Assistant Professor
Meier Hall 305 

As Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business, Barbara Looney teaches Managerial Communications, a persuasive business writing course. She is also Program Coordinator for the university’s MBA Program. Additionally, she co-advises the BHSU Enactus business competition team.Looney grew up in Spearfish, lived on the East coast and abroad for more than 30 years, and happily returned to SD in 2004.Before her academic life and a PhD, Looney was a customer service representative for the Sheraton Hotel Corporation in Boston, a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C, a corporate paralegal in Charlotte, NC, and the assistant manager of a bar supply company in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Barbara left the beach bars to teach high school English in Miami, and she has been involved in education ever since.Her current academic interests are business pedagogy, the impact of social media on conversation skills, the adaptation of social media tools for instruction and professional development, and the potential of impact investing as an alternative to traditional, profit-driven investment models.