Adjunct Researchers

The Entrepreneurial Leader Research Program has benefited from the support of a number of "Adjunct Researchers."  To date, approximately 250 Christian entrepreneurs from Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa have been interviewed.  Many of the Christian entrepreneurs have been interviewed by Richard J. Goossen and students under his direction.  However, as we move forward, we are obtaining the support of more professors to assist in the research process.  This section includes “Adjunct Researchers” who have interviewed Christian entrepreneurs as part of our research program.  We are grateful for their support.

People - Dr Peter Heslam

Peter Heslam MA BA DPhil FRSA  Dr Peter Heslam is Director of Transforming Business (, a multi-disciplinary research    and development project on enterprise solutions to poverty at Cambridge University. Peter has an established international reputation for work at the interface between ethics, business, society and culture. He is a prolific writer, speaker, researcher and commentator on the role of business in economic and social development. His publications include Globalization: Unravelling the New Capitalism, Globalization and the Good and Transforming Capitalism: Entrepreneurship and the Renewal of Thrift. Peter is the recipient of a number of prizes and awards, he is a Senior Member of Trinity College, Cambridge.

 People - Richard Higginson

DR RICHARD A. HIGGINSON Dr. Richard A. Higginson is Lecturer in Ethics and Leadership at Ridley Hall Theological College, Cambridge, UK since 1989; he was formerly lecturer at St John's College Durham. He is Director of Faith in Business, a unique resource for relating Christian faith to the business world which integrates the areas of leadership, faith and values. Richard is also Founder-editor of the quarterly journal Faith in Business. Richard has authored several books, including Called to Account, Transforming Leadership and Questions of Business Life; co-author of the Grove Booklet The Ethics of Executive Pay. His new book Faith, Hope & the Global Economy will be published by IVP UK in May 2012. Richard interviewed two entrepreneurs who were profiled in Goossen, Richard, Ed., Entrepreneurial Leaders: Reflections on Faith at Work (Vol. 4). He is a national and international speaker on theology and work, business ethics, and related subjects and is a frequent visitor at present to Hong Kong and mainland China. On the personal side, he is married with five children aged from 19 to 30.


People - Allen Knight

Allen Knight became involved with Spring Arbor University in February of 2008 as the Director of the Hosmer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a part of the Gainey School of Business. As an Assistant Professor of Marketing, he teaches the new student orientation and marketing management course in the MBA program, as well as various marketing courses at the undergraduate level. One of his major goals for the MBA students is to involve them with local and regional businesses in the development of marketing plans. One of the key programs he has initiated through the entrepreneurship center is the special partnership with urban churches in Detroit to encourage and foster new and small business in the inner city.
Professor Knight’s background and training include over 25 years in book publishing and distribution, primarily in the religious product area. His career included senior management positions with industry leaders such as Baker and Taylor Distributors, InterVarsity Press, Spring Arbor Distributors, and Ingram Book Group. His areas of interest in business encompass managerial accounting and finance, marketing and sales, along with the practice of leadership.  Currently, he and his wife have two small businesses – one a stock apparel company known as Living Epistles – and the other a consulting firm, A & B Consulting Associates, Inc.
Knight completed his studies for a doctorate in business administration from Anderson University with an emphasis in management and a concentration in leadership. He has completed his comprehensive exams and is now working to finish his dissertation. Professor Knight earned his MBA at Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL, and his BS was completed at Milligan College outside of Elizabethton, TN.