Curtis Songer View All Faculty
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Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Business Marketing
  • Management
  • Market Research
  • International Business
  • Business Management
  • Business Communication
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Degrees Received

  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Business Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Significant progress toward Master of Information Systems Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Courses Taught

  • Business Communications
  • Principles of Marketing
  • The Entrepreneur & The Business Plan
  • Digital Marketing
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Value Proposition & Business Model Generation
  • Leading & Managing a Growing Business
  • Launching Your New Business

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Process Reengineering articles for Deloitte Consulting (1995 – 1998)
  • Numerous reengineering and supply chain management conferences including multiple speeches at APICS and Supply Chain World (1998 – 2002)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Association of Municipal and School Solicitors
  • ComputerWorld: Supply Chain Makeovers (2000)
  • e-Business: The Strategic Impact on Supply Chain & Logistics by Michael J. Bauer (2001)
  • IndustryWeek: Leadership In Manufacturing (2002)
  • B2C: Evaluating Global Web Sites & Developing a New Internet Strategy, DUX Conference in San Francisco, (2005)
  • Procure to Pay Best Practices, conference speaker in San Francisco (2006)
  • Speaker at 2009 & 2010 Executive Pastor International Conferences
  • Several presentations on “Maximizing Your Leadership Potential” in the Pittsburgh & Detroit Metro areas (2010 – 2015)
  • Several presentations on “Emotional Intelligence & Relationship Management” in the Pittsburgh & Detroit Metro areas (2010 – 2015)
  • Several presentations on “Vocational Selection, Career Planning, and Job Transition Management” in the Pittsburgh & Detroit Metro areas (2010 – 2015)
  • Several presentations on “Decision Making, Priority & Time Management” in the Pittsburgh & Detroit Metro areas (2012 – 2015)
  • Several presentations on “Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurs” in the Pittsburgh & Detroit Metro areas (2012 – 2015)
  • Several presentations on “Transitioning from the Corporate World to Entrepreneurship” in the Pittsburgh & Detroit Metro areas (2012 – 2015)
  • Several presentations on “Conflict & Stress Management” in the Pittsburgh & Detroit Metro areas (2014 – 2015)

Current Projects

  • Geneva College Business Club Faculty Advisor
  • Managing Truth@Life Coaching & Consulting
  • Beaver County Entreprenuership & Innovation Committee
  • Instructed and coached Geneva College's first ever competitive entreprenership student team through 2 competitions (local & regional). Is now preapring the team for a national competition.

Research interests and consulting expertise

  • Marketing Small Businesses
  • Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurs
  • Making Transformation Permanent
  • Leadership & Emotional Intelligence

Awards Received

  • Computerworld’s Reengineering Team of the Year (1995)
  • Deloitte Consulting’s 1996 Leading Reengineering Practitioner of the Year

Professional Society Memberships

Past

  • Supply Chain Council, Automotive SIG Chairman
  • American Management Association
  • Association of Professional Management Consultants
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Managerial Accountants

Present

  • International Federations of Coaches
  • Christian Coaching Network
  • Kingdom Driven Entrepreneurs

Work Experience

  • AT&T Technologies, Industrial Engineer
  • Cooper Industries, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
  • Hon Industries, Engineering & Manufacturing Plant Management
  • IBM Consulting, Senior Consultant
  • Deloitte Consulting, Senior Manager
  • General Motors Corporation, General Director of Reengineering
  • BOK Financial, Senior Vice President of Reengineering
  • BNY Mellon, Managing Director of Strategy &Operations
  • New Community Church, Executive Pastor
  • Truth@Life Coaching & Consulting, Owner & Founding Principal

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • Played high school football
  • Coached NFL Flag Football for 18 years (one state championship, two nationally ranked teams)
  • Reading about Leadership styles and the autobiographies of great leaders
  • Attending and serving at Grace Community Church
  • Husband of over 40 years
  • Father of six children, all homeschooled & college athletes (swimming & basketball)

Academic Distinctives

Dr. Songer is the Faculty Advisor of the Business Club, and provides students with professional development workshops and recreational events. 

In 2022, Dr. Songer attended and participated in the CBFA annual conference, as well as the Entrepreneurship pre-conference. He also led an Entrepreneurship break-out session for the conference.