2021 Scholars

Dr. Tobias Brügger

Education: MTh, University of South Africa, 2010; MTh, University of Zurich, 2013; PhD, University of Zurich, 2019. Current Position: Associate Researcher, Center for Religion, Economy, and Politics (ZRWP), University of Zurich; Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology, University Research Priority Program Digital Religion(s), University of Zurich. Tobias Brügger received his MTh in Ethics from the University of South Africa in 2010, specializing in Christian Leadership. In his MTh dissertation, he explored the relationship between faith and international management in a multinational enterprise, combining conceptual research and a fieldwork-based study of business managers. Following additional theological studies in Zurich, he completed his PhD at the intersection of Theology and Management & Organization Studies. His dissertation explored the bodily character of Christian living in contemporary workplaces, again combining conceptual research and fieldwork studying business managers. He is currently conducting research on non-manageability and on Christians at work. His research interests include business ethics, Christian living, management, spirituality & religion, and leadership in organizations.

Dr. Maria Lam

Education: BBA, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983; MBA, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1986; MA, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2001; PhD, George Washington University, 1998. Current Position: Professor of Business at Calvin University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Lam teaches organizational behavior, consumer behavior, an interim course on managing diversity and inclusion, and the business capstone at Calvin University. She taught at two other Christian universities in the United States for fourteen years, and at several universities in Hong Kong and China for seven years. Dr. Lam has conducted seminars and workshops at several prominent universities in China and Japan, and has published one book and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She has served as a consultant in the medical devices industry in Dubai, Israel, Germany, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Dr. Lam is a fellow of the International Academy of Intercultural Research and her research interests include diversity management education, leadership development, and corporate social responsibility.

Dr. Jooho Lee

Education: BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2004; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2010; JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2017; PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2017. Current position: Assistant Professor of Business Ethics and Law at Pepperdine University.  Dr. Lee’s research interests focus on the ethical and legal issues associated with theories of markets and firms.

Dr. John Terrill

Education: BS, Indiana University, 1989; MBA, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 1995; MAR, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2003; MATH, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2005; PhD, Seattle Pacific University, 2017. Current Position: Executive Director of the Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation (Upper House), a private operating foundation and Christian study center located at the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. John completed his PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology, and his dissertation focused on measuring work and faith integration as expressed cognitively, affectively/attitudinally, and behaviorally. Prior to his current position, John held leadership positions in higher education and the non-profit sector, and has worked in management consulting and banking. John currently serves as a board member for Religion News Service and Religion News Foundation and as an advisor to InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars’ Network. Outside of work, John enjoys reading, travel, hiking, and writing/teaching on issues related to the academy, business, faith, and culture. John and Vanja live in Middleton, Wisconsin with their four-year-old daughter, Elena.

Dr. Larry Sharp

Education: Diploma, Prairie Bible College, 1965; BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1968; MA, Azusa Pacific University, 1976; PhD, University of Calgary, 1987. Current position: VP Emeritus and consultant with Crossworld. Larry W. Sharp is the founder of and current BAM specialist at International Business and Education Consultants (www.ibecventures.com). He served 21 years in Brazil and then 20 years as Crossworld VP of Operations and as Vice President of Business Partnerships. Since 2007, he has devoted his energies toward Business as Mission (BAM) and currently is a consultant on BAM and education themes. Dr. Sharp’s career focus has been in business, education, and supervisory roles. While in Brazil, he served for 15 years as teacher and headmaster of the Amazon Valley Academy, and for six years as President of the Missao Crista Evangelica do Brasil (MICEB). He travels within North America speaking and teaching in conferences, colleges, and churches on themes related to Business As Mission (BAM, B4t). His travels abroad relate to BAM, crisis preparation, management, and team building. He writes a weekly blog on www.ibecventures.com/blog and occasionally blogs on other sites. Larry serves on four boards including as the chairperson of the Freedom Business Alliance, and is working with two university curriculum teams developing the integration of business with missional faith. Larry and Vicki live in Everett, WA. They’ve been married for 51 years and have four grown children and eight grandchildren.