Dr. Collins Mkandawire came to Shorter University as an adjunct instructor for CAPP program in 2013. He was contracted as a Visiting Professor of Healthcare Management in the 2017-2018 Fall and Spring semesters. He is now serving as an Assistant Professor of Management, teaching courses in general business, healthcare management, and business research. His teaching experience starts from Malawi Institute of Management, Argosy University, Capella University, and continues at Shorter University. He has 12 years teaching experience.
Dr. Mkandawire has a Ph.D. in Health Services Administration from Walden University (U.S.); a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Argosy University (U.S.); a Master of Science in Strategic Management from the University of Derby (U.K.); and a Bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Malawi (Malawi). He is a member of Golden Key International Honor Society and a member of Sigma Beta Delta. He has over 25 years of corporate management experience in Africa and Middle East; public service experience in Africa and U.S.; business consultancy and entrepreneurial experience in Africa and Europe; and experience in non-profit organizations in Africa and Eastern Europe. His areas of expertise are healthcare administration, leadership, international business, strategic management, business ethics, organizational behavior, marketing, and business research.
Dr. Mkandawire is originally from Malawi in Africa and a naturalized citizen of the USA. He is married to Mable, his sweetheart of over 30 years. He and Mable have three children: Lonnely, Owen, and Vincent. They have three grandchildren: Naomi, Madison, and Malcolm. Collins loves to cook, tinker with (cars, electric devices, and electronic devices), travel, watch soccer on TV, and listen to classical music.
Three major goals motivate my philosophy for teaching business students, these are: 1) students acquire a basic understanding of the theories, concepts, and methodological approaches in the subject, while at the same time understanding that Jesus is the foundation: 2) that they understand how to apply the subject matter in business problem solving and in their everyday lives; 3) that through classroom and/or online activities they are able to further develop the analytical, communication, teamwork skills necessary to be successful professionals, and ChristCentered. In helping students to develop a functional knowledge of course material, I find two approaches to be especially effective: 1) I structure classroom and/or online lectures and activities in ways that encourage students to actively participate in the teaching and learning process; and 2) as often as possible, I balance the introduction of formal definitions of new theories and concepts with clearly defined, concrete examples. My goal is to create a successful student learning experience one in which the student grasps an understanding of business concepts, has an ability to apply them, and develops a skill set to aid them in their professional lives – Christ-Centered steward.