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Gordon R. Flanders

Gordon   R.   Flanders

Associate Professor
Business & Information Technology
ELC 320
Phone: (406) 496-4574
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Dr. Flanders received his DBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2013, his MBA from the University of Minnesota 1999, and his BA in International Business and Economics from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1996.

Dr. Flanders has 16 years teaching in higher education at Montana Tech, University of Minnesota, Carroll College, University of Wisconsin Stout, University of St. Thomas and Capella University. Before a career in academia, Dr. Flanders spent 20 years with 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, progressing through his career at 3M to serving as a Technical Service Engineer, Technical Trainer, New Product Development Manager, Business Development Manager, Product Manager, and Global Marketing Manager.

Dr. Flanders is also currently serving as the faculty advisor to the Associated Students of Montana Tech, the head coach of the Montana Tech Hockey Club and is a board member of Montana Council on Economic Education.  Dr. Flanders also participates as a member of CORE (Committee on Retention and Enrollment), e-Learning Advisory committee, Strategic Planning committee, the Bookstore Advisory committee, and the Financial Literacy committee.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Dr. Flanders' research focuses on the area of college student retention, primarily concerned with traditional aged freshman student outcomes following their first semester of college.  Dissertation

Non-Research Academic Interests

  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • Consumer/Buyer behavior
  • New product development

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Merit Award at Montana Tech
  • 2009 Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration, Montana Tech of the University of Montana Chapter
  • 1995 Delta Mu Delta, National Honor Society in Business Administration, Epsilon Kappa Chapter, Augsburg College
  • 1987 Circle of Technical Excellence at 3M for technical contributions
  • Three Golden Step Awards at 3M for successful introduction of new products

Career in Brief

  • Associate Professor of Business, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, March 2014 – present
  • Assistant Professor of Business, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, August 2009 - 2013
  • Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Stout, August 2008 – June 2009
  • Assistant Professor of Marketing, Carroll College, August 2004 – May 2008
  • Adjunct Professor of Marketing, University of St. Thomas, September 2000 – July 2004
  • Adjunct Professor of Marketing, Augsburg College, September 2002 – May 2004
  • Lecturer of Marketing, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
  • Instructor, Capella University

Courses Taught

  • BMKT 325 Principles of Marketing
  • BMKT 342 Market Research
  • BMKT 343 Integrated Marketing Communications
  • BMKT 436 Selling and Sales Management
  • BMKT 449 Strategic Marketing Management
  • BMGT 426 Strategic Management
  • ECNS 202 Macroeconomics
  • ENCS 203 Micro and Macro Economics
  • BGEN 360 International Business
  • MPEM 5060 Advanced Management Seminar

Selected Publications

  1. Flanders, G., (2014). The effect of gateway course completion on freshman student retention. Journal of College Student Retention. (under review).
  2. Flanders, G., Kober, T. & Ottolino, D. (2011). Redesigning a capstone class using simulations, case studies and critical thinking, Marketing Management Association Fall Conference Proceedings.
  3. Marketing Qualities Emphasizing Marketing Techniques in Today's Students. American Marketing Association. Fall Educator's Conference Proceedings.
  4. Kober, T., Flanders, G. & Ottolino, D. (2011). Redesigning a capstone class, from the perspective of the student. Montana Professor, Fall 2011.

Personal Interests

Hiking, golf, hockey, baseball, homebrewing, Kauai, San Francisco Giants, eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter.