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Steven L. Bovee, Ph.D.

Professor of Business & Economics; Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy; Chief Strategy Officer



"Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

Research Interests                       

  • Issues and challenges in Christian higher education
  • Examining factors that contribute to/detract from effective corporate cultures
  • The interrelationships between planning, budgeting, assessment, and continuous improvement
  • Social entrepreneurship/micro-enterprising
  • The intersection between one’s faith and professional practice
  • Leadership development


Dr. Steven Bovee serves as Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Professor of Business and Economics at Roberts Wesleyan University, where he has served since 1997.

Dr. Bovee earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Oklahoma State University and a B.S. in Accounting and M.B.A. from Oral Roberts University, where he also served on the faculty. He previously served Roberts Wesleyan University as Business Dean,  Director of the M.S. in Strategic Leadership and Undergraduate Business programs, and Coordinator of Academic Program Development, assisting the college with the startup of more than 20 new academic programs. Dr. Bovee currently teaches Strategic Management in the graduate strategic leadership program.

A native of upstate New York, Dr. Bovee and his wife, Krista, have been married for more than 30 years and have five grown children. Dr. Bovee enjoys fishing, hunting, and evening campfires with his family.

Honors & Awards

In recognition of his teaching effectiveness Dr. Bovee earned the State Farm Teaching Excellence Award in 2004, the Barbara S. Muller Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007, and is a sixteen time recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from graduate business students. In 2008, Dr. Bovee also received the John L. Green Award for Excellence in Business Education from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, in recognition of a lifelong commitment to excellence in business education, and the Richard C. Chewning Award for Biblical Integration in Business from the Christian Business Faculty Association, in recognition of leadership in the integration of biblical principles and business practices.