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Business Department

Jeffrey Hefel, M.B.A.
Jeffrey Hefel
Business - Professor

(507) 457-1456

Jeffrey Hefel is a tenured Professor of Business at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Professor Hefel teaches management courses. He is a Br. Charles Severin Award winner for excellence in teaching and holds the William M. and Marjorie C. Galvin Endowed Chair for Business.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Organizational Teambuilding
Experiential Learning
Business Simulations

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Strategic Management
Principles of Management
Organizational Behavior
HR Management
Operations Management
Consumer Behavior

Professional Organizations
National Association of Church Personnel Administrators

M.B.A., University of Dubuque, IA,1986
B.A., Political Science, Loras College,1982

Teaching Experience
2006 to Present: Professor of Business, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2000-2005: Associate Professor, Department of Business, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1987-1999: Assistant Professor, Department of Business, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

Other Professional Experience
1995 to Present: Strategic Planning Consultant, several local organizations
1988-1990: Restaurant Consulting, Saint Mary's Center for Entreprenurial Management, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

1999: Brother Charles Severin Award for Excellence in Teaching
1992, 1995, 1997: Nominated for Brother Charles Severin Award

Selected Presentations
"Summer Morale: Working in a Pressure Cooker," Association of Collegiate Conference, 2005

"Developing and Conducting Effective Appraisal Systems," presented to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Administration, 2005

"Follow-up is the Key to Maintaining Customer Loyalty," The Business Advocate, December, 2003

"Conducting Effective Meetings," presented to Saint Mary's Press, Winona, MN, 2002

"Collaborative Learning: Goals and Guidelines," Presented in Introduction to Liberal Learning Series, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 1997

"Successful Inventory Management," Presented to United Building Center, Winona, MN, 1997

"How to Evaluate Collaborative Learning," Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Faculty, 1996