Shane Bowyer

Shane Bowyer

Associate Professor - Business Administration


  • EdD. Saint Mary's of Minnesota, Leadership/Organizational Development, 2012
  • M.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato, Sport Management/Corporate Fitness, 1994
  • B.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mass Communications and Speech Communication, 1991

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship, Teamwork, Service Learning, Marketing and Management (in Business and Sport)

Teaching Experience

  • Faculty, Business Administration, Bethany Lutheran College (2010 to present)
  • Assistant Professor, Management, Director of Global Entrepreneurship Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato (2006 - 2010)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Minnesota State University, (2000-2006)
  • Instructor, Lindenwood University 1995-1999; Marycrest International University, (1994-1995)

Professional Experience

  • Owner, Sports Institute (2006-Present)
  • Owner, AthleTech (2007-2008)
  • Director of Development, Minnesota State University, Mankato (2002 - 2006)
  • Interim Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs, Minnesota State University, (2001-2002)
  • General manager/minority owner, Mankato Northwoods League Baseball (1999-2000)
  • Head Baseball Coach/Sports Information Director, Lindenwood University (1995-1999)
  • Head Baseball Coach/Sports Information Director, Marycrest International University (1994-1995)

Research Grants

  • Bowyer, S., Flannery, B., Frey, J. (co-PIs), “Facilitation of development of new renewable energy ventures in Southern Minnesota by bringing together entrepreneurship teams,” Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace (2009)
  • “Teaching Entrepreneurship Workshop,” MnSCU System (2009)
  • "Promoting Entrepreneurship: Youth Entrepreneurship Boot camp", Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (2008)
  • "Global Entrepreneurship Initiative", Received money from strategic priority funding to start global entrepreneurship center, Minnesota State University (2007)
  • "Research for dissertation on teamwork KSAs", Faculty improvement grant for work on dissertation. Minnesota State University (2007)

Community Service

  • Board of Directors of Southern Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (2009-present)
  • Board of Directors of Regional Center for Entrepreneurship Facilitation (RCEF) (2006-present)
  • Board of Directors of Mankato Area Girls Fastpitch Association (2011-present)
  • Chair of Leadership Institute for Greater Mankato Chamber of Commerce (2006-2007)
  • Greater Mankato Chamber Ambassador (2002-2006)