Business Faculty

Irene Barkman

Irene Barkman 2012
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. 

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).

Dr. Dale Levering

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

Timothy Thorpe

Timothy Thorpe 2012
Assistant Professor of Business

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.