Assistant Professor of Business; Dept Chair of Business
Irene Barkman is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in public accounting. The blend of practical experience with her academic pursuits presents a unique learning opportunity for the students of Sterling College.
Thompson-Ferrari Endowed Business Chair; Professor of Business
Kwa is actively involved in helping small businesses get started in Sterling by sitting on the board of the E-Community program that grants low-interest loans to small businesses. He comes to Sterling with vast experience in real estate, international business, management and many other concentrations within the business field (details are provided below under Professional Experience).
Tim Thorpe brings 11 years of operations and management experience to the Sterling College Department of Business. Prior to coming to Sterling College, Tim was responsible for information and data security at Viking Collection Service in Eden Prairie, Minn.