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Gregory A. Stone, Ph.D.

Dr. A. Gregory Stone is a professor in the School of Business & Leadership and serves as the director of the MBA program. Joining the Regent faculty in 1995, his primary research areas are servant leadership and exploring the use of entrepreneurship as an economic development tool to remove people with disabilities from welfare. Through a grant funded by the Coleman Foundation, he developed the first website designed to encourage and support people with disabilities in their exploration of entrepreneurship as a career alternative.

Dr. Stone was recruited to the California Lutheran University School of Business in 1988. He was the "Entrepreneur in Residence" and chair of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Global Trade Center. He authored a two-year $170,000 Business and International Education Program grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In 1990, he led the first Trade Mission ever undertaken by a university to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore, with his students representing five U.S. companies and their products.

He was responsible for designing, developing and implementing the first formal marketing department at Cardservice International, Inc., a fast-growing, privately-held credit card transaction processing company in Agoura Hills, California. As marketing director, he managed the corporate racing program involvement in the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour and was liaison between Cardservice International and the Spangler Racing Team.

Dr. Stone has consulted with the Tile Institute of America, Joni & Friends (JAF Ministries), Amerigon Incorporated and Monsanto Corporation. He assists small businesses in the areas of new-business start-ups, business planning, market planning, customer relations and exporting. While living in Thousand Oaks, Calif., he founded Starfire Foundation, Inc., an innovative nonprofit that provided alternative sentencing job-training programs for persons convicted of alcohol and drug violations. The program provided rehabilitative job training in lieu of serving time in the county jail system or state penal institutions.


Stone, A. Gregory, and Redmer, Timothy A.O. (2008). Best Case Award. Southeast Case Research Association (SECRA) Annual Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC.

Stone, A. Gregory (2008-2009). Program Chair. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS). Las Vegas, NV.

Stone, A. Gregory (2004). Outstanding Service Award. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS). Las Vegas, NV.

Stone, A. Gregory, and Redmer, Timothy A.O. (2006). Best Case Award. Southeast Case Research Association (SECRA) Annual Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC.

Stone, A. Gregory, and Paterson, Kathleen (2006). Best Paper Award. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS) Thematic Paper Competition. Las Vegas, NV.

Stone, A. Gregory, (1999-2008). Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow. Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) World Headquarters. Springfield, MO.



  • Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Systems Technology, 1989, Indiana University.  Major: Diffusion & Adoption of Business Innovations
  • Education Specialist, Instructional Systems Technology, 1983, Indiana University. Major: Organizational Development & Organizational Change in Business
  • Masters of Science in Instructional Systems Technology, 1975, Indiana University. Major: Marketing Design and Television Production
  • Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Studies, 1973, Indiana University. Major: Law Enforcement Administration


1988 - 1993 - California Lutheran University School of Business, Thousand Oaks, California.

  • Assistant Dean of School of Business from 1991 to 1992.

1996 - 1998 – Regent University School of Business, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Director of the Center for Business Innovation (CBI).


2006 – 2008 - Associate Professor, Marketing, Regent University School of Business & Leadership

  • Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow for the Regent University Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team.
  • The Future of Commerce
  • Global Marketing and Commerce

2000 – 2005 - Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship, Regent University Graduate School of Business.

  • Entrepreneurship track chair from 2002 to 2006.


  • Principles of Marketing
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Ideas, Customers & Competition
  • Ideas—From Idea to Market Success
  • Ideas—From Concept to Market Success
  • Entrepreneurial Problem-Solving & Opportunities
  • Servant Leadership & Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Small Business Management

1998 – 2003 – Assistant/Associate Professor, Regent University School of Leadership Studies, Virginia Beach, Virginia.


  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Executive Leadership, Organizational Change and Decision Making
  • Servant Leadership Research Seminar:  Empirical Research into Servant Leadership
  • Trust as a Cross-Disciplinary Leadership Characteristic Research Seminar

1995 – 1999 - Assistant Professor, Marketing Track Chair, Regent University Graduate School of Business


  • Business Research & Communication Skills
  • Marketing Management
  • Advertising Management
  • Direct Marketing
  • Customer Service (CBI)
  • Financing Research & Development in Small Business (CBI)
  • Building a Management Team (CBI)
  • Innovation in Business (CBI)

1988 - 1993 - "Entrepreneur In Residence" Assistant Professor, California Lutheran University School of Business, Thousand Oaks, California.

  • Director of the Small Business Administration's Small Business Institute (SBI) program.


  • Small Business Exporting
  • Entrepreneurial Behavior
  • Retail Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Manufacturing Entrepreneurship
  • Trade Mission to China
  • Economic Entrepreneurship
  • Small Business Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Small Business Marketing


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Servant Leadership
  • Small Business Management
  • Self Employment for People with Disabilities
  • New Business Start-ups
  • Small Business Exporting