The faculty of the business administration department represent a wide range of professional backgrounds, from significant academic experience to distinguished business careers. We bring these experiences with us into our classrooms and take advantage of the vibrant Sioux Falls business community for seminars, workshops, guest lecturers and site visits.

We continually monitor our academic programs and adopt new learning technologies, case studies and course content as the business environment changes. We never stop asking, “How can we approach education in new ways?” We emphasize small class sizes and serve as academic and career advisors to our students. Many students and professors form lifetime friendships and continue to share their business experiences long after graduation.

Dr. Marcia Entwistle

Dr. Marcia Entwistle
Associate Professor & Department Chair
Madsen Center #140
Twitter: @MarciaEntwistle

Dr. Entwistle received her Ph.D. from the University of South Dakota. She teaches courses in management information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming. The primary focus of her research is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Dr. Entwistle shares a joint appointment between the departments of business administration and computer science.

Shelly Gardner

Shelly Gardner
Assistant Professor
Madsen Center #111
Twitter: @ShellyGardner

Shelly Gardner is a native of Sioux Falls. She received both her B.S. in Business Administration and MBA from the University of South Dakota. Her career began as a banker with Norwest Bank in Sioux Falls. During her career at Norwest, Shelly was an operations officer, a manager of two successful branch facilities and a vice president in commercial real estate. The life experiences encompassed in her 20-year career add to the course material that she conveys to students in the classroom.

Dr. Marcia Entwistle

Dr. Anissa Goehring
Director of MBA Degree Program
Madsen Center #135

Augustana has named Dr. Anissa Goehring as its inaugural Director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. Goehring has graduate degrees in project management, leadership, business administration and education. In addition, she is nearly complete in earning her Doctorate in Education, specializing in leadership in higher education.

Jason Harris

Jason Harris
Assistant Professor
Madsen Center #116

Jason Harris, an Augustana alumnus, received his J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law, where he was active on the Moot Court Board. His courses include "Business Law," "Human Resource Management" and "Negotiations." Prior to coming to Augustana, he practiced law in both the public and private sector with focus on representing small business entities, municipalities and lobbying. He has argued several cases before the South Dakota Supreme Court.

Laura Hybertson

Laura Hybertson
Associate Professor
Madsen Center #113

Laura Hybertson, CPA, joined the Augustana faculty in 2010. Professor Hybertson earned both her undergraduate (BBA-accounting) and her master's (professional accountancy) degrees from the University of South Dakota. A South Dakota native, Laura brings several years of experience as a senior tax associate to the classroom. Her further professional practice included audits of employee retirement plans and nonprofits.

Angela OlsonAngela Olson
Associate Professor
Madsen Center #112

Angela Olson, CPA, joined the Augustana faculty in the fall of 2015 and teaches Intermediate and Advanced Accounting as well as Auditing, and Principles of Accounting I and II. She earned a master's of professional accountancy from the University of South Dakota. Formerly Assistant Corporate Controller at POET in Sioux Falls, Angela managed the corporate financial reporting department, as well as provided training to POET controllers on financial reporting topics. Her past experience includes teaching accounting at USD, working as an accountant with the South Dakota Investment Council, and serving as an auditor for a public accounting firm.

Cathy Marsh
Assistant Professor
Madsen Center #115

Cathy has a master's of business administration from the University of South Dakota. She comes to us from the University of Sioux Falls and Southeast Technical Institute, where she was adjunct faculty.

Matthew WillardDr. Matthew Willard
Assistant Professor
Madsen Center #136
Matthew teaches courses in Human Resources, Marketing and Management.  Matt did his graduate work at Stanford University, highlighted by a Master’s of Science in Management Science and Engineering and a PhD in Political Science with an emphasis on international relations and organizational behavior. Matt has over 30 years of experience in the business world, most recently as a founding partner of The Funding Farm, a business and project development consulting firm serving start-up clients to major corporations including work in turnaround management, business plan development, project fund raising, corporate management and marketing.  Matt has specialized in agricultural value-added projects, healthy cooking oil projects, education technology and curriculum, biofuels, renewable energy, agricultural value-added, precision agriculture, information systems and technology development. Prior to joining the Augustana faculty, Matt taught at Doane University, the University of Sioux Falls and Colorado Technical University.

Faculty Emeriti

Ken Bauge (1958-1995)                         

Dennis Bolen (1988-2014)

Les Carson (1958-1997)

Anne Oppegard (1988-2016)