Dr. Scott Ballantyne joined the faculty of the Business Department at Alvernia in August of 1999. Prior to teaching, he was a business manager in the private sector and an owner in the private sector for more than sixteen years.
He holds a doctorate in education administration from Widener University and a master in public administration from Kutztown University, but is most proud of the degree he obtained as an undergraduate accounting student at Alvernia, in 1986.
Dr. Ballantyne is the recipient of Alvernia’s 2015 Teaching Excellence Award (as nominated by students) as well as Alvernia's 2009 Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Ballantyne was also recognized in 2009 by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) which honored him with the Teaching Excellence Award for Region Two (Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia).
Widener University, Chester, PA
Degree: Doctor of Education (ED.D.); May, 1997
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Degree: Master of Public Administration (MPA); May, 1991
Alvernia College, Reading, PA
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (B.A.); December, 1986
Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA
Degree: Associate of Applied Sciences in Mgmt (A.A.S.); December, 1983
BUS 101 Financial Accounting
BUS 200 Managerial Accounting
BUS 205 Fraud Examination
BUS 225 Insurance & Risk Management
BUS 227 Financial Services
BUS 250 Accounting Principles
BUS 330 Student Managed Investment Portfolio
BUS 390 YouTube Monetization
BUS 400 Cost Accounting
BUS 406 Investment & Portfolio Management
SM 410 Current Issues in Sport Management
BUS 410 Financial Analysis
BUS 411 Corporate Finance
BUS 438 Business Seminar (Capstone)
BUS 431 Entrepreneurship
BUS 441 Business Internship
BUS 450 Organizational Leadership
HCS 410 Healthcare Organization & Administration
Master Level Graduate Courses:
ED 510 Applications of Education Research (Widener University)
MBA 500 Strategic Planning
MBA 510 Managerial Accounting
MBA 530 Corporate Finance
MBA 590 Travel Course to Cuba
MBA 590 Student Managed Investment Portfolio
MBA 593 Economics and Finance
MBA 600 Quantitative Methods
MBA 612 School Finance
MED 611 School Finance
MBA 620 Managerial Economics
MBA 630 Managerial Finance
MBA 640 Not for profit & Government Accounting
MBA 675 Strategy Formulation and Implementation
MBA 680 Executive Leadership (Capstone)
NUR 525 Financial Management for Healthcare Leaders
COR 500 Communication & Information Literacy
PHD Level Graduate Courses:
ED 710 Educational Statistics (Widener University)
ED 711 Advanced Research Methods (Widener University)
PHD 709 Organizational Analysis: Culture, Theory and Change Strategies
PHD 815 Economic Development of Organizations
PHD 821 Organizational Policy & Finance
2015 Teaching Excellence Award from the Alvernia University Honors & Awards Committee in recognition of outstanding teaching and advising. This is a student nominated award.
2009 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs for Region 2 and nominated for the 2009 International Excellence in Teaching Award.
2009 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from the Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation presented for excellence in teaching.
2004 Graduate Faculty Award for dedication to Alvernia College and serving as a role model to students.
2002 Alvernia College Alumni Association Ellen Frei Gruber Award for Distinguished Alumni for service to the community, the college, and the alumni association.
2002 Dual Career Associate of the Year for outstanding performance in the Lebo Group – AIG American General
2002 Top 5 Dual Career Associate – New England Region for production of category one products and services.
1995 PASBO Award of Achievement (Health Insurance Consortium) Awarded for innovative ideas in school business management.
Managing, Mentoring, and Motivating Online Course Instructors: Emerging Roles for Chairs: co-authored with Mary Schreiner and Karen Thacker. The Department Chair: Spring 2016: ISSN 1049-3255: Wiley Periodicals, Hoboken, NJ
Leadership decision-making utilizing a strategic focus to enhance global achievement: Journal of Management and Marketing Research: September 2012: ISSN: 1941-3408, Vol 11. AABRI, Jacksonville, FL.
Comparing the Intensity of Student Attitude and Perception Changes toward Foreign Countries from Short-Term Travel Courses:
Co-authored book Planning in Reverse A Viable Approach to Organizational Leadership published by Rowman & Littlefield Education. ISBN: 978-1-60709-793-8. February, 2011.
Scholarly Book Review: Multicultural Review: Winter, 2009. Let Them In: The Case for Open Boarders By Riley, Jason L., 2008. Gotham Books, New York, NY
Scholarly Book Review: Multicultural Review: Winter, 2009. Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism By Seidman, Gary W., 2007. Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY
Scholarly Book Review: Multicultural Review: Winter, 2009. The World's Business Cultures and How to Unlock Them By Tomain, Barry. & Nicks, Mike, 2007. Stylus Publishing, Sterling, VA
Scholarly Book Review: Multicultural Review: Winter, 2007. The Dragon Looks South: China and Southeast Asia in the New Century By Percival, Bronson, 2007. Greenwood/Praeger Security International, Westport, CT.
Scholarly Book Review: Multicultural Review: Winter, 2007. China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power By Gifford, Rob, 2007. Random House, New York, NY.
Scholarly Book Review: Multicultural Review: Winter, 2007. The Chinese Negotiator: How to Succeed in the World’s Largest Market. By March, Robert & Wu, Su-Hua, 2007. Kodansha Publishing, New York, NY.
Scholarly Book Review: Multicultural Review: Summer, 2007. Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development: Is Business the Solution? By Hopkins, Michael, 2006. Stylus Publishing, Sterling, VA.
Utilization of Evidenced-Based Practice by Registered Occupational Therapists: co authored with Karen Cameron et.al. Occupational Therapy International: December, 2005. OTI 12(3):123-136. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ
Scholarly Book Review: MultiCultural Review: Spring, 2005. Culture from the Inside Out: Travel and Meet Yourself by Cornes, Alan, 2004. Intercultural Press, Yarmouth, ME.
Scholarly Book Review: MultiCultural Review: Spring, 2005. How Education Ideologies Are Shaping Global Society: Intergovernmental Organizations, NGOs, and the Decline of the Nation State by Spring, Joel, 2004. Erlbaum & Associates, Mahwah, NJ.
Scholarly Book Review: MultiCultural Review: September, 2004. The Rise of the Hispanic Market in the United States: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Opportunities for Corporate Management by Nevear, Louis, 2004. ME Sharpe, Inc., New York.
Scholarly Book Review: MultiCultural Review: March, 2004. Diversity & Entrepreneurship: Analyzing Successful Women Entrepreneurs by Smith-Hunter, Andrea, 2003. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.
Teaching Cultural and Racial Understanding Through International Travel Courses: Student Perceptions Through Travel to Cuba: MultiCultural Review: December, 2003
Berks County Schools Flirt with Healthcare Consortium, PASBO Report: May, 1994
Construction Project Representative: An Asset to the Organization, PASBO Report: July, 1992
Student Engagement through a Student Managed Investment Program (SMIP): Grading Student Portfolio Performance: A paper presented at the Eastern Education Research Association Annual Conference in Florida. February 2018
Mentoring, Managing and Motivating Online Course Instructors: Emerging Chair Responsibilities: A co-authored paper presented at the 33rd Academic Chairpersons Conference held in Charleston, SC. February 2016.
Leadership decision-making utilizing a strategic focus to enhance global achievement: A paper being presented at the Academic and Business Research Institute International Conference held in San Antonio, TX. March 2012.
Planning in Reverse: A viable approach to organizational leadership: A book presentation presented through the Lecture Series at the McGlinn Conference Center in Reading, PA on behalf of the Holleran Center for Community Engagement. November 2011.
Implementing Planning in Reverse in Strategic Leadership Courses in Business Administration, Education Administration and Public Administration: The Need for a Viable Approach to the Strategic Planning Process: A paper presented at the Academic and Business Institute International Conference held in Nashville, TN. March 2011.
Comparing the Intensity of Student Attitude and Perception Changes toward Foreign Countries from Short-Term Travel Abroad Programs: A Preliminary Longitudinal Study: co-authored with Beth Berret, Robert Gannon and Mary Ellen Wells. This paper was presented at the Eastern Education Research Association’s Annual Conference in Florida, February 2011.
Tenure Track Faculty Perceptions of Leadership Capacity in Adjunct Faculty: The Need to Maintain the Franciscan Identity: A presentation of a co-authored paper for the American Society of Business and Behavior Sciences 17th Annual Conference, held in Las Vegas, NV. February 2010.
Utilizing Community Engagement to Demonstrate Excellence in Business School Programs: A presentation for the Eastern Council of Business Schools and Programs 18th Annual Conference, held at Marymount University, Arlington, VA. November 2009
Is Consensus the Death of Leadership? The Case for Building a Culture of Change. A presentation for the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce "Executive Leadership: program held at the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, Pottsville, PA. May, 2009
Investigating the Need for Contingent Faculty Inclusion in Shared Governance to Maintain Faculty Leadership in the Academy. A paper co-presented at the Eastern Education Research Association 2009 Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL. February, 2009
Is Consensus the Death of Leadership? The Case for Building a Culture of Change. A presentation for the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce "Executive Leadership" program held at Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, Pottsville, PA. May, 2008
Purposeful Engagement for Business Advisory Boards. A presentation for the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs 2007 annual conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL. June, 2007
Ensuring the Availability of School Leaders for Today and Tomorrow. A paper co-authored and co-presented at the Dixon University Center on behalf of the Education Policy and Leadership Center, Harrisburg, PA. May, 2007
Is Consensus the Death of Leadership? The Case for Building a Culture of Change. A presentation for the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce “Executive Leadership” program held at the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, Pottsville, PA. May, 2007
Equipment Check: Reaching Your Goals Through Financial Discipline. A presentation for the Young Women’s Future Symposium for Junior Achievement of Berks County, Inc. held at Alvernia College. October 2005.
Aging Wisely; Living Well: Financial Planning. A presentation for senior citizens through the Senior’s College at Alvernia College. October 2004.
Personal Management-Requirements 4, 5, & 6: Boy Scout Merit Badge Program. A presentation provided for boy scouts obtaining the Personal Management merit badge. Presented at Alvernia College. August 2004
A Statistical Analysis of Data Involving the 21st Century Grant for the Reading School District. A paper presented to the grant directors for use in the evaluation of the grant effectiveness and continuation of funding. April, 2004.
Governor Edward Rendell’s Plan for a New Pennsylvania: The Financial Implications of Smaller Class Sizes in Kindergarten Through Third Grade in Berks County, PA. A paper co-presented at the Eastern Education Research Association 27th Annual Conference, Clearwater, FL: February, 2004
Education for All: More Than a Score. A paper co-presented at the Eastern Education Research Association 27th Annual Conference, Clearwater, FL: February, 2004
Thoughts About Retirement. A workshop presented at the Eastern Education Research Association 27th Annual Conference, Clearwater, FL: February, 2004
Managing Your Portfolio: 412i Plans and Beta Management. A presentation offered at the Healthcare MBA Weekend Forum, Alvernia College: August, 2003
The Impact of Corporate Scandals on American Business: Corporate Structure and American Equity Markets. An Alvernia College Faculty Forum presentation at Alvernia College, Reading, PA: March, 2003
Alternative Funding Methods for Construction and Maintenance of Pennsylvania Schools. A paper co-presented at the Eastern Education Research Association 26th Annual Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina: February, 2003
An Inside Look at the Economy & Politics in Cuba. A two-day seminar presented for the Alvernia College Seniors College, Alvernia College, Reading, PA: February, 2003
The Effects of International Travel Courses on Student Understanding of Global and Racial Issues. A paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association 25th Annual Conference, Sarasota, Florida: February, 2002
Section 529 Plans & 403B Plans. A presentation to Mid-East PASBO, Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA: November, 2001
Strategic Planning for Not-for-profits. A paper presented at the Government & Not-for-profit Conference, Sheraton Reading Hotel, Wyomissing, PA: September, 2001
Strategic Planning for Not-for-Profit Entities. A workshop presented for the Berks County Chamber of Commerce, Exide Office Building, Reading, PA: May, 2001
What Every Board Member Needs to Know. A presentation for the Berks County Chamber of Commerce, Alvernia College, Reading, PA: March, 2001
Is This a Hobby or a Business? A presentation for the Pennsylvania Crafter’s Guild, Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA: December, 2000
Chief Negotiators of Bargaining Units and Collective Bargaining Outcomes. A paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association 23rd Annual Conference, Clearwater, Florida: February, 2000
Licensed Agent: Accident & Health, Life and Fixed Annuities
Pennsylvania Registered School Business Administrator (PRSBA)
Past Licensed Securities Agent – Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Variable Annuities (FINRA)