Director, Master of Business Administration Program
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.
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.
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, California, 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.
Awards & Honors:
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.
Stone, A. G., & Redmer, T. A. O. (2008). "Celblox - Marketing Strategy." Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases, 12th Edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Articles - Peer Reviewed Journals:
Redmer, T. A. O., Stone, A. G. (2009). "James Jewelers." Christian Business Academy Review (CBAR), 3(1).
Stone, A. G., & Dingman, W. W. (2007). "Servant Leadership's Role in the Succession Planning Process: A Case Study." International Journal of Leadership Studies (IJLS), 2(3). 133-147.
Stone, A. G., & Redmer, T. A. O. (2006). "Celblox - Marketing Strategy." Southeast Case Research Journal, 3(2), 23-41.
Stone, A. G., & Patterson, K. (2006, Fall). "The Focus of Leadership on Business and Behavioral Factors: A Historical Perspective." Journal of Business And Behavioral Sciences, 14(2).
Stone, A. G., & Redmer, T. A. O. (2006, Summer). "The Case Study Approach to Scenario Consulting." Journal of Practical Consulting, 1(1), 7-18
Stone, A. G., Patterson, K., & Russell, R. (2004). "Transformational Versus Servant Leadership - A Difference in Leader Focus." Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 25(4), 349-364.
Stone, A. G., DellaVecchio, D., Stanley, D., Sullivan, G. R., & Winston, B. E. (2004, August). "High-Quality Leader-Member Exchanges Minimize the Potential for Conflict in Organizations." Liberty Business Review, 2(2).
Russell, R. F., & Stone, A. G. (2002). "A Review of Servant Leadership Attributes: Developing a Practical Model." Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 23(3), Emerald, 145-157.
Stone, A. G., Franz, G. P., Russell, R. F., & Tucker, B. A. (2000, Fall). "The Importance of Leader Visibility in Servant Leadership." The Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, 9-24.
Stone, A. G., Farling, M., & Winston, B. (1999, Winter/Spring). "A Model of Servant Leadership: Setting the Stage for Empirical Research." Journal of Leadership Studies, 6(1&2), 49-72.
Stone, A. G. (1997). "Using a Naturalistic Study Paradigm to Measure the Success of Entrepreneurship Education." The Art & Science of Entrepreneurship Education: Volume IV.
Journals - Reviewer:
Stone, A. G. (2004). Leadership and Organization Development Journal. Emerald.
Stone, A. G. (2005). E-Journal. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS).
Stone, A. G. (2005). Journal of Management Education.
Articles - Magazines:
Gilliana, R., & Stone, A. G. (2004). "Great Followership." Business Reform Magazine, 4(4). Ireland,
Clifton, & Stone, A. G. (2004), "Design Your Management Formula." Business Reform Magazine, 4(2).
Articles - Internet Published:
Stone, A. G., & Patterson, K. (2006). "Presentations with Impact." eNews, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), 6(7).
Stone, A. G. (2005). "Digital Textbooks - Maybe Just a Click Away." eNews, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), 5(21).
Stone, A. G. (2005). "Combined Course Sections in Business Simulate Marketplace." eNews, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), 5(14).
Hersman, G., & Stone, A. G. (2004). "The Lowdown on Downloading." Regent University Public Relations Department, March 26.
Patterson, K., & Stone, A. G. (2003, January). "The Seven Habits of Servant Leaders." Regent Business Review.