EdTech Speaks


013 with Dean of the College of Business & Professional Studies, Joe Sprangel

Season 1, Ep. 13

Welcome to today's episode of the EdTech Speaks podcast where we interview Joe Sprangel. Joe is the dean of the College of Business & Professional Studies and associate professor at Mary Baldwin University and principal consultant at Emmanuel Strategic Sustainability. His work focuses on successfully blending academic research and industry practice to leverage the power of business to create a better world for all stakeholders.

When asked specifically about sustainability, he says, "I learned about sustainability growing up on a farm. We didn't have a whole lot. We figured out ways to get by with what we did have. Now, all of my focus is primarily on helping businesses to become more sustainable, to have that triple bottom line approach of not only focusing on the financial element but also what they can do in order to have a positive impact on the social and environmental aspects of running a business...we integrate a lot of that into the coursework."

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