Professor Robert Crowner is retired from Eastern Michigan University, where as professor of management, he taught courses in business ethics, business policy and small business management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He authored Developing a Strategic Business Plan, contributed five chapters to Applying Ethics to Business and wrote sixty-six business policy and business ethics cases.

Prior to teaching, Crowner had extensive experience working in four companies in engineering and manufacturing management, culminating in a role as vice president of manufacturing. He has also widely consulted for private companies, a public school district and city and provincial governments.

Crowner is a Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Butler University, and a Certificate for the Middle Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Crowner has done extensive volunteer work including 34 years on the Lodi Township Planning Commission and 12 years on the Lodi Township Board of Trustees.  He served as the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Stewardship for the Acton Institute. He has served on two private Christian school boards and currently serves on a charter high school board. He also does volunteer counseling for SCORE, an organization which does free counseling for new and existing small businesses that need help.

By Robert Crowner

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