Vicki Herriott    
Associate Professor of Law and Government
Co-chair of the Department

B.A., Wellesley College
J.D., Boston University of Law
LL.M., New York University School of Law

Vicki retired from the full-time practice of law in 1983 to co-found the Institute for Research on Consciousness and Human Development with her late husband, Charles (Skip) Alexander. Under the auspices of the Institute they studied the effects of the practice of TM on a variety of populations including a project with institutionalized elderly and groundbreaking research in Israel on the effects of the collective practice of the advanced TM and TM Sidhi program on society as a whole. Vicki teaches Business Law, Taxation, Human Resource Management, Mediation and Negotiation, and Environmental Law. She is currently studying the natural laws relating to management and decision-making.

Hazel Henderson    
Founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC  and Producer of its TV series
Author, Independent Futurist, and Worldwide Syndicated Columnist
Advocate for and Consultant on Ecologically Sustainable Human Development and Socially Responsible Business and Investment

 Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Scientific, UK 1995 (US edition, 1996).

John Ikerd    
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri Columbia 
Author and speaker on the topic of sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on the economics of sustainabilty.

 BS, MS, PhD Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri

 Worked in Extension Agricultural Economics positions at North Carolina State University, 1970-76 and Oklahoma State University, 1976-84 and was Head of Extension Agricultural Economics, University of Georgia, 1984-89. 

Returned to the University of Missouri 1989, under a cooperative agreement with U.S.D.A, to provide state and national leadership for research and education programs related to sustainable agriculture.

National Sustainable Agriculture Projects with USDA SARE Program
1988-91: Farm Decision Supports Systems for Sustainable Agriculture (PLANETOR)
1991-93: Sustainable Agriculture Education Council (SA Professional Development Program)
1992-94: Addressing the Quality of Life Dimension of Sustainable Agriculture
1993-95: Regional Liaison-South and Northeast- SA Professional Development Program
1994-99: State Co-coordinator of SA Professional Development Program for Missouri

Stuart Valentine    
Financial Advisor and Founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

BS, Renewable Energy Systems, Evergreen State College
MBA, Maharishi University of Management

 Stuart Valentine is a registered Representative of Financial West Group (FWG) and member of The Progressive Asset Management Group, the socially responsible division of FWG. Stuart has played an active role in the Green Private Placement sector of the Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) industry since 2000. As owner of Centerpoint Investment Strategies, he is passionate about building the personal relationships and networks necessary to create meaningful, systemic change in the world of finance today. In September 2010, Stuart served on the Drafting Committee on Transforming Finance--an initiative to recognize finance as a global commons. He currently serves on the board of Progressive Asset Management, Inc (PAMI) and the Research Advisory Board for Ethical Markets in the area of Social Venture Capital. Having written a series of articles on Socially Responsible Investing and its relationship to the Hero's Journey, Stuart is often invited to speak to describe the conscious investment process and the changes taking place within the global green economy. Outside of his professional life, Stuart is an active member in his community. He is Co-Director of the Sustainable Living Coalition (SLC), adjunct faculty in the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) sustainable business department and served on the planning commission for the city-wide "Fairfield Go-Green Strategic Plan 2020."
Centerpoint Investment Strategies and Financial West Group are unaffiliated entities.

Francis Thicke    
Owner of Radiance Dairy
Member of the National Organic Standards Board

MS Soil Science
PhD Agronomy, with Soil Fertility specialty

Francis worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., serving as the National Program Leader for Soil Science for the USDA-Extension Service.

At the appointment of Iowa governors, Francis has served on the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission, the Iowa Food Policy Council, and the Iowa Organic Standards Boards.

Other positions he has served in include the USDA State Technical Committee, the Scientific Congress on Organic Agriculture Research, the Iowa State University Extension Advisory Committee, the Organic Farming Research Foundation Board of Directors, the Governing Council of the Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research, the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service Board of Directors, and the Search Committee for ISU Dean of College of Agriculture.

Francis has received many awards and honors over the years, including:
The 2009 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
2007 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award from the Practical Farmers of Iowa
Friend of Extension Award from Iowa State University Extension Service
Outstanding Pasture Management Award from the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District
Steward of the Land Award from the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club

John Matthews    
Director of Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance

John Matthews has had a long career as an executive and consulting resource to major nonprofits and educational organizations and is a former organic farmer. He is currently engaged in several teaching, writing, and consulting projects.

Scott Herriott    
Co-Chair of the Department of Business Administration Professor of Management
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Expansion Council Chair
B.A. summa cum laude, Dartmouth College
M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Professor Herriott’s research interests include issues of cooperative strategy in business policy. Specific projects include studies of electric utility power pools, cooperative advertising, risk pooling, partial acquisitions, information channels in markets, and the implications of Maharishi Vedic Science for theories of motivation, job design, and management decisions.

Andrew Bargerstock    
CPA, Associate Professor of Management,
Director of the MBA Program
B.A. Economics, Muhlenberg College
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
C.P.A., Pennsylvania 
Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management

Andrew Bargerstock worked as an executive with a Fortune 500 company, established two successful businesses, and consulted with many companies including Allstate Insurance, BJC Health System, W.L. Gore & Associates, US Patent and Trademark Office, and Virginia Department of Social Services. He was one of two professors in the USA to be awarded the Lean Enterprise Institute's (LEI) 2009 Excellence in Lean Accounting Professor Award.
David Goodman    
Associate Professor of Management
Director of the BA program
B.A., McGill University (Canada)
M.B.A., Ph.D., Maharishi International University

David Goodman is a board member of the Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association and is a consultant and small business owner. He has written many funded business plans and consults with companies on how wealth can be sustainably created.

Michael Garvin    
President of Renewable Energy Network for Aggregated and Intregrative Systems (RENAIS)
Advisor to the University of Iowa Executive MBA program

RENAIS LLC assists in identifying emerging "disruptive technologies" in the transportation and energy sectors. The company links research/development with investment and the stable equipment with market demand by setting production on a domestic and international platform. The company is currently involved in alternative fuel cars/trucks, thermal fuel cells and high efficiency alternative fuel generator sets.

Steve Fugate    
Former Director of Iowa Renewable Energy Association

Robert Pepper    
Co-Founder, President and CEO  of Yava Technologies Inc.

Bob Pepper is co founder, President and CEO of Yava Technologies Inc. (Yava). Mr. Pepper became a teacher of TM in 1970 and has trained approximately 1,000 people to do TM. In the early 70’s he co founded his first business – a natural foods store in Vancouver Canada that grew to be 4 stores, a bakery and a restaurant. After the untimely death of his brother and business partner in a climbing accident, he decided to make a change. He moved to eastern Canada to work as President of a giftware and furniture business. He oversaw the establishment of distribution channels throughout North America and manufacturing centers in Canada and South Korea. Realizing his first love was finance, he moved to Canada’s financial center in Toronto where he worked for one of the major investment dealers at the time. Two years later he set up his own broker/dealer with two partners. During the next decade he oversaw 100’s of millions in financings for clients in Canada and the USA. During this period he also set up a consumer electronics business in Hong Kong, invested in Yava and became a senior organizer for a billion dollar + theme park resort project. By 2007 Yava was struggling and had not met its technical goals. He took over the administration, reorganized the board and changed the direction of the company. In 2012 the federal government of Canada recognized Yava for having developed important economic and environmental benefits for Canada.

Harald Harung    
Visiting Professor at Maharishi University of Management
Researcher and consultant on human performance development

PhD, University of Manchester

Dr. Harald S. Harung teaches management, ethics, and world-class performance to classes of up to 500 students at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (17,000 students) in Norway and is a visiting professor at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA. He has for more than 30 years been working as a researcher and consultant within human performance development, both on an individual and organizational level. Dr. Harung has lectured worldwide and his research on world-class performers has received support from both public institutions and private companies. Participants and collaborators in his seminars include such companies as Manpower, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Amoco, Den Norske Bank, Ericsson, Norsk Hydro, Santa Maria, Telenor, Toyota, and Xerox. He has worked with or lectured to organizations such as Academy of Management, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Finnish Marketing Association, Indian Institute of Management, Olympiatoppen (Norwegian National Olympic Training Centre), University of Wales at Aberystwyth, and World Productivity Congress, Stockholm, Scotland, and Turkey.
Dr. Harung holds a Ph.D. from University of Manchester. He has worked as a researcher at Oxford University, naval officer, CEO of a engineering firm, and founder and president of an international business college, and has been one of the editors of The Learning Organization—An International Journal. Dr. Harung has published papers in such journals as Journal of Managerial Psychology, Cognitive Processing, Consciousness and Cognition, Management Decision, and Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. His book Invincible Leadership was published in USA (MUM Press) and in The Check Republic (Euromedia).

Jim Schaefer    
President of Partners for World Peace
Director of MUM Agriculture Institute
Founder and President of Soil Technologies, Corp

Ph.D. Agronomy

 President - Partners for World Peace - a USA and EU based NGO working to provide business planning and support for the global initiatives of the Global Country of World Peace.
Director - MUM Agriculture Institute - providing international extension support for Movement agriculture projects with respect to organic and Maharishi Vedic Organic agriculture, agribusiness and Consciousness Based agriculture education initiatives.
Founder + President - Soil Technologies, Corp - Fairfield company, founded in 1982, working to develop, manufacture and distribute world wide natural and organic based products for agriculture production - including natural fertilizers, pesticides, bioremediation and soil development products.

Bob Ferguson    
Director of Network and Business Development at True Market Solutions
Co-chair of the Fairfield Go-Green Commission

Member of the board of Clean Economy Solutions

Bob has a varied background as a business and community leader. In addition to running his family’s Shaklee business, he is Director of Network and Business Development at True Market Solutions. He co-chaired the Fairfield Go-Green Commission, and serves on the boards of Clean Economy Solutions, The Orpheum Theater and the What If? Foundation. He’s happily married to Sandra, and the proud father of four and grandfather of two. His personal interests include classical guitar performance, tennis, gardening, cycling, practicing and teaching Transcendental Meditation, and thinking about how human beings can return to a state where they function as harmoniously as a tree. 

Rachel Goodman    
Associate Professor of Government
M.A., M.S., Maharishi International University
Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management

Rachel Goodman has taught many courses in Maharishi's approach to government and world peace through development of collective consciousness, as well as several courses in career strategies and communications skills. She has completed seven research studies on trends in government and quality of life; authored several papers on government trends, collective consciousness, and world peace including two in the conference proceedings of the Midwest Political Science Association and the American Political Science Association; edited or co-edited three books of theoretical and research studies including Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, Consciousness-Based Education and Government (both published by MUM Press), and The Transcendental Meditation Program in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention published by Haworth Press. She also has a chapter in the book, Perspectives on Human Security: National Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention, published by the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association.
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