Loranelle Lockyear , Ph.D. » 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

Loranelle Lockyear, Ph.D.

Milfred Riddle McKeown Distinguished Professor of Science Chair of Chemistry DepartmentProfessor of Chemistry
Office Department of Biology & Chemistry Nelson Science Center 213 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8152
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Loranelle Lockyear is a professor of chemistry at Bethany College.  She has been a member of the Bethany College faculty since 2002.

At Bethany College, Lockyear teaches general chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and scientific research & writing. She is an advisor of the Bethany College Bio-Chem Club.

Lockyear’s research has been published in many scientific journals. In 2005, she contributed two chapters to the book Microfluidic Techniques: Reviews and Protocols.  She co-holds an international patent for an “Apparatus and Method for Trapping Bead Based Reagents within Microfluidic Analysis Systems.”

Lockyear has given presentations of her work at Kansas State University, the American Chemical Society National Meeting, micro-TAS, Pittcon, and numerous other venues.

Previously, Lockyear has done post-doctoral research with Jed Harrison at the University of Alberta and taught at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.

Lockyear earned her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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