Candidate open forum for Dr. Gordon Patzer will be Friday, May 7 at 9 a.m. in Center for Business 111. Candidate open forum for Dr. Marsha Weber will be Tuesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. in Center for Business 111. Click headline to read more about the candidates. 

Friday, May 7, 2010, at 9:00 am

Center for Business 111

Dr. Gordon Patzer is a full-time tenured professor of marketing in the Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration at Roosevelt University in Chicago.  His university employments have included 12 years as a university business school dean preceded by 10 years as a department chair.  A graduate of MSUM, Dr. Patzer’s other earned degrees consist of Ph.D. in business administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, MBA from University of Minnesota, and an MS.  He currently serves as an Editorial Board member for the scholarly journal Business & Society.  In 2008 he was selected for a U.S. Fulbright Scholar award for six months in India, was affiliated with the University of Delhi business school and organized/chaired program a two-day, international, scholarly conference consistent with long-term research; which topic of focus he began in 1973 concerning a senior research project to complete his BA degree from MSUM.

Among Dr. Patzer’s publications are six authored books, with his 2007 published book distributed to research libraries in more than 60 countries and his 2008 book published by the publishing division of the American Management Association.  Mass media around the world, as well as scholarly researchers, have interviewed and referenced him.  In the United States, these nat5ional interview citations include The Washington Post, Dateline NBC, The Today Show on NBC, U.S. News and World Report, Entrepreneur Magazine, The O’Reilly Factor (syndicated radio program with host Bill O’Reilly), and Internet publications such as,,, and CareerBuilder.

Business employments for Dr. Patzer have focused on marketing strategy for consumer behavior / audience behavior in primetime programming at CBS Television Network and in the movie industry at Saatchi & Saatchi.  Earlier, as an entrepreneur, he started, owned, and operated two small businesses: a talent booking agency and an employment agency.  Additional past positions include service as a founding member of the Board of Directors for Telemarketing Visions Institute, Inc., a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation to train blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled persons, for employment.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 10:00 am

Center for Business 111

Dr. Marsha Weber is Professor of Finance and Co-Chair of the School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead.  Dr. Weber holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.  She earned a Masters in Business Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead.  Her degrees also include a B.S. degree with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Music and a B.S. in Education with a major in Business Education from Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota.

Dr. Weber has served on university-wide assessment committees, was a member of an NCA reaccreditation Task Force, and has chaired several key departmental committees.  As Co-Chair of the School of Business, Dr. Weber has coordinated the efforts of the department to achieve and maintain AACSB accreditation.  Her research efforts have resulted in 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous conference presentations, and several papers in progress.

Dr. Weber received the MSUM Academic Affairs Excellence in Research Award in 2006 and was nominated for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching U.S. Professor of the Year Award in 2007.  She was also chosen to participate in the FM Leadership program sponsored by the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. Weber is a lifelong resident of the area and served for six years on the Central Cass School Board in Casselton, North Dakota, four years as president.  She has also actively participated in the College of Business and Industry Advisory Board, which is made up of prominent local and regional professionals, business leaders, and alumni.