Meet the Department Chair
Dr. Corey Pfaffe, Business Department chair since 1989, emphasizes helping students develop professional competency and Christian character. He has a PhD in Management Science and more than 25 years of professional experience as a Certified Public Accountant. That expertise in accounting, taxes, financial management, and stewardship is applied to churches and Christian ministries as well as in the classroom. Dr. Pfaffe said positive feedback from graduates serving God long after they leave Maranatha represents “the fruit of the investment the business faculty receive for our ministry.”
Tracy Foster joined Maranatha’s faculty for the 2012-13 academic year to teach accounting and business finance courses. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, where he worked as a Financial Analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Foster previously worked overseeing a 12-man staff as a budget officer for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait and as a financial analyst at Motorola through the Army’s Training With Industry program.
Business Department Associate Professor Jeff Drost came to Maranatha in 2008 after spending 13 years in the banking and financial services industry. He previously served aboard the battleship USS Missouri during the first Persian Gulf conflict. Drost was instrumental in helping Maranatha become one of six Wisconsin sites for Microsoft Office Specialist certification tests. Ten Maranatha students earned their certification during the spring of 2012. Drost enjoys researching organizational citizenship behavior, leadership, and management. He is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership.