Captains of Industry

Learn from professors with impressive academic backgrounds who draw upon years of business experience in finance, international business, banking, not-for-profit management, marketing, sales and entrepreneurship — men and women who have been honored with numerous awards, are published in their fields of expertise, and are sought after as presenters for conferences across the globe.

With small classes, faculty take the time to get to know you and care about your success. They advise you on academics, internships and careers, collaborate with you on research projects, and join you outside the classroom for field trips, club events and campus activities.

  • Elizabeth C. Crockford

    Professor, Business Administration
    603.526.3046 |

    Professor Crockford's forte is occupational psychology, primarily focusing on management skills, career development, human resource administration and development, managerial communications, conflict management, and organizational behavior. She offers 12 years of experience in retail banking and financial services. read more…

  • Kimberly France

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    603.526.3881 |

    Joined the faculty in 2017. She holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in management and strategic leadership from New England College. Professor France brings more than 25 years of professional expertise in senior management, human resources and public relations to Colby-Sawyer.  read more…

  • Jonathan McCosh

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    603.526.3402 |

    Joined the faculty in 2013. He holds a D.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University and M.B.A. from Babson College. Professor McCosh's teaching interests include marketing, management, health care administration and finance, and strategic planning. His professional interests include government health care programs, nursing home administration, strategic planning, and health care administration and finance. read more…

  • Jody E. Murphy

    Professor, Business Administration
    603.526.3631 |

    Joined the faculty in 2004. She holds a Ph.D. from Capella University and an M.B.A. from New Hampshire College. Professor Murphy's teaching interests include finance, personal finance, managerial accounting, financial accounting, and investment management. Professional interests include financial markets, New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and personal finance.

  • Jeffrey Phillips

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    603.526.3020 |

    Professor Phillips joined the faculty in 2009. He holds an M.B.A. from Nichols College and teaches economics, personal finance and first year seminar. Professor Phillips' professional interests include economics, money and banking, corporate finance and personal finance.    read more…

  • William F. Spear

    Associate Professor, Business Administration
    603.526.3768 |

    Joined the faculty full time in 2008. Professor Spear holds a D.B.A. from Walden University College of Management and Technology and an M.B.A. from Norwich University. He is the owner and manager of Foresight Consulting and Development. Professor Spear's areas of expertise include marketing, operations and quantitative analysis, and his professional interests include strategic planning/management, operations management/6 Sigma, marketing and consumer behavior.

  • Loren Wehmeyer Ph.D.

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    603.526.3782 |

    Professor Wehmeyer holds an M.B.A. from Upper Iowa University, an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in geoscience from the University of Iowa. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship, management, finance and sustainability, and is especially interested in helping Colby-Sawyer students start their own businesses and connect with the area's vibrant entrepreneurial network. Professor Wehmeyer's applied research is in water resources management; as a licensed civil engineer, he has consulted worldwide — from the Middle East to Europe, and from Alaska to Florida.