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Stuart Strother, Ph.D.

Phone: (626) 812-3091
Stuart C. Strother, Ph.D., a professor in Azusa Pacific University’s School of Business and Management, possesses extensive experience in business and teaching, in the United States and abroad. He has published several books, journal articles, a book chapter, magazine articles, and encyclopedia entries. In 2006, Strother’s book Living Abroad in China was published, and he has given lectures and presented research at conferences in the U.S. and abroad. He spends a significant amount of time in China and other parts of Asia each year leading study abroad programs.


  • MSc, University of London
  • Ph.D., Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville (2004)
  • MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University (2000)
  • B.A., English, Dallas Baptist University (1995)


  • Foreign Expert Credential, People’s Republic of China (2000)
  • Two-year Certificate of Practical Theology, Christ for the Nations Institute, Dallas, Texas (1993)


School of Business and Management

  • Graduate Programs
  • Undergraduate Programs


  • China
    The world's most populous country has become more influential in world events in recent years largely due to their economic power. The traditional way of life is changing for many Chinese people as China modernizes and further engages the West. International cooperation is expanding and the number of foreign firms and expatriates in China is on the rise.
  • Economic Development
    State and local governments employ numerous policies and programs designed to create jobs and spur overall economic growth within their jurisdictions. The stated goals of these programs and policies typically include business attraction, business retention, and business development, and so-called "equity" development techniques.
  • Economic Policy
    Governments use a variety of fiscal and monetary policies to encourage economic growth, control inflation, limit unemployment, and avoid recession.
  • Statistics
    Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, presenting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative data (and sometimes qualitative) to assist in making more effective decisions. Statistics are used in virtually every industry, and recently statistics have taken a prominent place in the field of management under the "Six Sigma" label.
  • Telecommunications
    The field of telecommunications includes local, regional, national and international firms that supply a multitude of voice and data services across fixed line and wireless connections. Over the past ten years this dynamic industry has experienced more change than in the previous century as a result of deregulation, technological advancement, and entrepreneurialism.

Courses Taught

  • BUSI 250 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BUSI 370 – International Business
  • BUSI 497 – Readings
  • HIST 335 – Cultural History/Travel Study
  • PSYC 299 – Applied Statistics