Business Department Faculty
David Jordan, Chair of the Business Department
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David Jordan received both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1990) and Master’s in Business Administration (1996) from The Citadel. In 2017, he earned a Juris Doctor from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and is a member of the Georgia Bar.
He began his teaching career at Emmanuel College in 1997, instructing computer literacy to all students in the core program. Today, Dr. Jordan teaches business law, e-commerce management, principles of information systems, microcomputer operating systems, advanced database, systems analysis and design, and programming.
Dr. Jordan notes, “I have been blessed to be a professor at Emmanuel College. Here, I have had the opportunity to help young men and women gain an education in business and information systems. More important, I have had a part in helping students discover their path in following the Lord Jesus Christ. For me, this is such a reward. I know that when our students graduate, their lives are enriched by both academics and faith.”
Dr. Brady Boggs – Professor of Business Administration
Dr Brady Boggs has over 35 years of leadership and management experience in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He has a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University and an MBA in Management from Florida State University. He is an Ordained Minister as well. He teaches from both a practical, real-world point of view as well as a solid academic point of view. He firmly believes in integrating faith and learning. Dr. Boggs’ heart is to train a generation of Christian business leaders who can not only succeed in business but also impact the world for Christ.
Henry Bryan, Instructor
Degrees earned: Master of Accountancy
Came to Emmanuel: Fall 2004
Area of Concentration: Management
Teaching Responsibilities: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting; Small Business Management (Entrepreneurship); Personal Financial Management; Computer Applications I and II
Brief Testimonial: My connection to Emmanuel College began with two of my sons attending and graduating from this institution. God lead both of them to this college and He has done the same with me.
Degrees earned: B.S. Accounting and Business Administration, Washington & Lee University, MBA, St. Bonaventure University and Ph.D., Business Administration (Finance), University of Georgia
Brief Testimonial:I have been saved since 1973. I have always valued what God has done for me personally and it is my utmost desire to integrate the faith I’ve been so graciously given with students’ learning experiences, and I have that opportunity here at Emmanuel. I am the father of two children– Joanna , 37, and John III, 30. Joanna is a 2003 Emmanuel Graduate in Biblical Studies and completed her Master’s Degree in Biblical History and Geography from Jerusalem University College while living in Israel. She is now married to Art Roa and has 2 children, Gideon, age 2 1/2 years, and Amos, age 10 months. She works at the Clemson University (SC) library extension. John III graduated as a Politics major with a concentration in East Asian studies at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. He spent a year in Japan after he graduated college, and since then has completed a master’s degree in International Relations from Seton Hall University (NJ). And last, but not least, I have a wonderful godly wife of nearly 40 years, Judy, who is teaching history on a full-time basis here at Emmanuel, but also enjoys being a grandmother!
Lesley M. Bowick, CPA – Accounting
Degrees earned: Master of Accountancy, Auburn University; BBA in Accounting, Mercer University; BBA in Finance, Mercer University
Certifications earned: Certified Public Accountant, State of Georgia
Areas of concentration: Accounting and management
Teaching responsibilities: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Small Business Management (Entrepreneurship), Human Resources Management, Personal Financial Management
Brief testimonial: After spending more than 10 years in the accounting field, I felt God calling me to teach. I spent 15 years working for schools within the technical college system of Georgia where I trained students to enter the workforce. I am honored and blessed to be part of the Emmanuel College family, which allows me the opportunity to integrate faith in the classroom.
A native of Cleveland, Georgia, April James joined Emmanuel College in 2013 as an adjunct professor. She also serves as the director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Bridge Student Success, and Career Services as well as the SACSCOC Liaison.
Her previous experience includes serving as vice president of development at Habersham Medical Center, Demorest, Georgia, for sixteen years where her responsibilities included marketing, public relations, advertising, volunteer services, fundraising and strategic planning. She also hosted a television program for eight years and worked as a radio announcer for twelve years. And, she served as the director of special projects for Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, for four years.
James earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia, a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Brenau Women’s College, Gainesville, Georgia, and an Associate of Arts in Journalism from Gainesville College, Oakwood, Georgia. She has been honored with several awards including a Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association Best Staff Documentary award, Southern Gospel Association TV Show of the Year nomination, Habersham County Rotarian of the Year and a Brenau Young Alumna award. Active in the community, she served as President of the Rotary Club of Habersham County and Chairman of the Habersham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
She and her husband Brian reside in Franklin Springs, Georgia, and have three children. They attend Lavonia First Baptist Church and enjoy spending time on Lake Hartwell and attending events on the Emmanuel College campus.
Niki received her Bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College in 2003 in Business Administration. She worked as a commercial/residential tax preparer for a CPA firm until 2007. From there, she became a Financial Aid Counselor at Toccoa