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Michael Cafferky, DBA, MDiv

Ruth McKee Chair for Entrepreneurship and Business

Ethics, Professor of Business & Management, Southern

Adventist University


Title: “Being Adventist in Business: Is There a Distinct Difference?”

Biographical Sketch: Dr. Michael Cafferky is a Professor at Southern

Adventist University School of Business and Management where he teaches management, leadership and business ethics including the MBA course

Integrating Faith and Business. Dr. Cafferky is a graduate of Atlantic Union

College and Loma Linda University School of Public Health. He is a graduate of Anderson University Falls School of Business doctoral degree in business

(Anderson, IN) and Andrews University Theological Seminary (Berrien

Springs, MI) graduating with a Master of Divinity degree. Prior to beginning his teaching ministry at Southern in 2003, Dr. Cafferky served for 20 years in mid-level and senior-level positions in the healthcare industry. He is the author of six books including Management: A Faith-based Perspective a textbook designed for Christian colleges and universities. He is co-editor for the monograph series Scriptural Foundations for Business published by

Andrews University Press. His latest book project titled Business Ethics in

Biblical Perspective a textbook for Christian colleges is coming in 2014 or

2015 from InterVarsity Press, IVP Academic division. In 2013 Dr. Cafferky was invited to present his paper “Sabbath: Theological Roots of Sustainable

Development” to the World Forum of the International Association of Jesuit

Business Schools. His articles have been published in Faith in Business

Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Christian Leadership and the Journal of

Biblical Integration in Business (JBIB) including an article in the fall 2013 issue of JBIB titled, “Toward a Biblical Theology of Efficiency.” In 2011

Michael was honored to receive the President's Award for Excellence in

Scholarship from Southern Adventist University. In 2013 Michael was the

first Seventh-day Adventist business scholar to receive the Sharon G.

Johnson Award from the Christian Business Faculty Association a national award that recognizes excellence in scholarship that integrates faith and learning in the field of business. He is a presenter at the Biblical Foundations

Conferences hosted by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Michael and his wife Marlene (Anderson) are proud parents of two adult sons: Bryan, a doctoral student at Kansas State University and Nolan, an award-winning software developer.