York St John Business School appoints four new lecturers
York St John Business School, which has just
launched its first MBA programme, has extended its teaching team
with the appointment of four new lecturers.
Keith Brighty, Martin Pliener and Greig Mill
are senior lecturers and Irene Chu takes up the post of lecturer in
business management, teaching undergraduate and post graduate
Jackie Mathers, dean of York St John Business
School said: “The business school is going from strength to
strength, gaining UK and international recognition, and I am
delighted to appoint such high calibre lecturers. Their blend
of academic research, teaching and meaningful business experience
will be a real asset to our students.”
Keith Brighty has 15 years teaching experience
and previously ran his own small manufacturing and construction
business. This experience has meant that throughout his
lecturing career he has maintained a strong interest in small
businesses and entrepreneurs.
Martin Pliener has been teaching and leading
higher education courses in accounting and finance for over 20
years at both undergraduate and post graduate level.
Greig Mill has degrees in environmental and
conventional economics and a PhD in economics and finance. He
was previously head of teaching at the Institute of Energy and
Sustainable Development, De Montfort University in Leicester. Greig
has contributed to research projects on topics including socially
responsible investment, environmental psychology and economics,
social network analysis and household energy consumption.
Irene Chu has worked for more than 10 years in
the public and private sectors in Taiwan and her areas of expertise
include marketing, tourism promotion and event services.
After gaining her MBA degree she developed her teaching experience
in the further education sector. Her specialist areas are
sustainability and corporate responsibility and, with her
experience of different languages and countries, she is especially
interested in relating these ideas to different cultures.
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