Business Faculty

Irene Barkman

Irene Barkman 2012
Assistant Professor 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. 

Dr. T. H. Kwa

T. H. Kwa 2012
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).


Texas A&M University (TAMU), Doctor of Philosophy (1996) in Urban and Regional Science with emphasis on Real Estate Finance

Dr. Dale Levering

Dale Levering 2012
Associate Professor of Business / McVay Chair of Business

Sterling College is a gift from God in the eyes of Dale.  Dale and Dina Levering consider Sterling as their “mission duty station”; i.e., the place the LORD has settled them to enact the ministry He has placed on them.  That ministry, in simple terms, is to preach and teach.  The outworking of preaching is seen by the Leverings in the context of pastoring; e.g., pastoring a congregation, a student fellowship, and being a spiritual father or mother to Sterling College students.  The outworking of teaching is seen in the context of academia; particularly, in a