Carl Isaacson , Ph.D. » Department of Business

FROST   00042Leadership roles in business and other organizations require carefully developed skills.

As part of Bethany College’s Business Department, you will have the opportunity to develop intellectual and practical skills that will serve you well throughout your lifetime and provide a basis for building a successful career.

We believe in active learning. By combining classes, experience, interaction and participation, we help you internalize what you are learning. Our goal is to help you apply your knowledge and skills to business situations and carry these methods and processes into your career.

Bethany’s faculty is committed to your success. Our average student-faculty ratio is 13:1, which allows us time to get to know you and become partners with you in your education.

As a Bethany business student, you will have many opportunities to participate in leadership activities such as:

Experienced-Based Education

We help you learn and gain crucial experience while you earn credit through internships. You will gain important skills, make professional contacts and add to you resume.

Business Career Conference

The Business Career Conference is held biennially and gives Bethany students the opportunity to learn from and interact with successful Bethany alumni.

Distinguished Lectureship Series

The Mauney Lecture Series brings distinguished scholars and business leaders who give their perspectives on current topics through public lectures, classroom presentations, discussions and one-on-one conversations with students.

Directed Independent Studies

Students have the opportunity to work with faculty to design interesting and practical courses that give students skills and knowledge in particular areas.

Business Club

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An important part of your business studies at Bethany College are the professional and leadership opportunities offered through the Business Club. This group makes annual tours to major business centers and provides presentations to the campus by business professionals.


Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Education Teaching 6-12
Management with International Management Concentration
Marketing with Emphasis in Network Marketing
Operations Management
Sports Management


Computer Applications


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Department Chair

Carl Isaacson, Ph.D.

Chair of Communication Department Professor of Communication
Office Department of Communication & Theatre Arts Presser Hall 7 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8128
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Carl Isaacson, professor of communication, has been at Bethany College since 2004.

Isaacson teaches classes in public speaking, rhetoric, mass communication, argumentation and human communication. His fields of interest include Swedish Americana.  He has served as educator/curator of the Swedish American Museum Center in Chicago, and his research has been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education and American Communication Journal.

For the 2006 Messiah Festival of the Arts, Isaacson translated, adapted and directed a student production of “Barabbas” based on Pär Lagerkvist’s 1950 novel of the same title.

Isaacson received his Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Minnesota, Minn. He also holds a M.Div. with a major in Parish Ministry from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C.