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
Master of Science in Land Development (1993)University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, USA
Bachelor of Science in Economics, summa cum laude (1987)
2007-Present: Professor of Business, Thompson-Ferrari Endowed Business Chair, Sterling College, KS.
2000-2006: Texas A&M University (TAMU) Instructor for Academy of Future International Leaders - an interdisciplinary year-long leadership training program involving academic experts, corporate mentorship and international internship.
2003-2006: Adjunct Professor teaching graduate real estate courses in the College of Architecture (TAMU) and executive-level classes in Francisco Marroquinn University, Guatemala.
1998-2006: Adjunct Professor teaching undergraduate upper classmen level international business course (Asian Business Environment), in Mays Business School, TAMU).
1998-2006: Adjunct Professor teaching Real Estate Principles & Mathematics (for real estate professionals) and Personal Finance at Blinn Community College, Bryan, TX.
1997-2006: Co-founder and Director of Property Planning & Investment of a real-estate corporation managing over 300 properties including residential, multi-family and commercial properties.
1997-2005: Co-founder and Operating Manager for a partnership firm involving small-business office suites.
1976-1991: 15 years of international corporate management experience based in New York and Maine for 9 years & in the country of Singapore for 6 years, involving multinational semiconductor high technology industry.
1973-1975: Drafted into Singapore Armed Forces. Highest rank obtained: 2nd Lieutenant 120mm Artillery Officer