Faculty Briefs


UPDATE Daniel S. Hoops, J.D., L.L.M., associate professor, DeVos Graduate School of Management, recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Emmy nominated Start Up, broadcast nationally on PBS. This year he celebrates his 26th and final year as a co-author of “Thomson Reuters Treatises,” “Hoops’ Family Estate Planning Guide,” and “Hoops’ Planning for Estates and Administration in Michigan.” This March he led courses on employment and labor law for the Fiat Chrysler Auto New Dealership program.


L. Todd Thomas, Ph.D., associate professor and Online Programs manager for the DeVos Graduate School of Management, recently completed advanced certifications in Quality Matters. This faculty-centered, peer review quality assurance system is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses and is an integral part of the Continuous Improvement plan being executed by the DeVos Graduate School.




Tara Y. Peters, Ph.D., academic dean and associate professor, Cedar Hill Campus, recently traveled to India with other higher education colleagues to teach a seminar entitled “Smart Business Moves.” The seminar was offered in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Delhi. Approximately 250 leaders in non-profit organizations and small business owners attended the seminar, which focused on goal setting, vision casting, financial management and servant leadership.



John Moore, associate dean, DeVos Graduate School of Management, was named a McNair Scholar, studying early 20th century income inequality. He also presented two papers: “The Roaring 20s: Shared by Many or by Few?” (with Dr. Vincent Geloso, London School of Economics), and “American Industrialization: Shifting Interest Groups and the ʿBlack Tariffʾ of 1842” at national academic conferences.





Barbara Hendrix, assistant professor of Accounting, Michigan campus, recently relocated from Chicago, Illinois. She has a BS in Accountancy from the University of Ill., Champaign, an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a MST from DePaul University, Chicago.

Professor Hendrix began her accounting career in public accounting, for what was Arthur Young (now Ernst and Young). When she left public accounting, she gained experience working for OfficeMax, AT&T, and other industries, including retail corporations, government, and nonprofit institutions. She also served as deputy controller for President Obama's 2012 presidential campaign.

“I have taught accounting part-time as an adjunct faculty member for Roosevelt University and North Park University, both in Chicago. I'm glad to have the opportunity to now teach full-time at Northwood University.”