Course Author Mary Gebhart (B.A., M.A.) completed her Master of Arts at Michigan State University specializing in American Studies (U.S. History, Literature, and Ethnography of Sex and Gender). She has over 15 years of experience teaching and presenting information literacy, research methodology, cultural diversity, critical thinking, ethics philosophy, as well as history, law, and writing.
Course Instructor Linda Zavadil (BA, MA) is a business management professional who has directed and supervised large and small organizations in finance, human resources, customer relations, and recruitment for over 20 years. After completing her MA in Organizational Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College, she went on to manage mutli-million dollar budgets, mediate and train a variety of personnel issues, and developed and implemented policies, presentations and training for organizational managers and employees. She has a great understanding of how all parts of any business (accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, sales, customer service) must all work together in order to increase the company's bottom line.