Dr. Joe Walenciak
Dean, Soderquist College of Business
Department Head, Undergraduate Business
Professor of Business
Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.B.A., University of Arkansas
B.S., John Brown University
Dr. Joe Walenciak holds a PhD. in Strategic Management from University of Arkansas and has been part of the business faculty at John Brown University since 1982. During that time, he has taught business classes in the undergraduate, degree completion and graduate programs as well as chaired the undergraduate and graduate business programs.
During his time at JBU, Dr. Walenciak has been very involved in SIFE and has seen his JBU SIFE teams achieve a "top four" ranking in the USA twice in the last 8 years. In 2010, he was named SIFE USA Sam Walton Fellow of the Year and was inducted into the SIFE USA Hall of Fame in 2011.
Dr. Walenciak has led or participated in more than 50 short-term mission/service projects in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Jordan, and Northern Ireland. He has also designed and led both undergraduate and graduate studies programs in Central America. While on a sabbatical from JBU, he lived in Guatemala and taught at Universidad Francisco Marroquin. During that time he helped launch SIFE in that region and worked with ministry and community development efforts.
Current professional interests of Dr. Walenciak include community development and business accreditation. He has held national leadership roles with the Christian Business Faculty Association and with the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.