James W. Woest, Ph.D.

Photo - James W. Woest, Ph.D.Dean of College of Business & Management; Professor, College of Business & Management

Phone: (714) 879-3901 x1609
Email: jwoest@hiu.edu
Office: Nutwood Rm 315


  • Ph.D., Management, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.B.A., California State University at Dominguez Hills
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, California Polytechnic State University


  • Leadership Skills
  • Business Environment
  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Current Issues in Management
  • Financial Management
  • Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Business Ethics
  • Business and Prosperity
  • Statistics for Management
  • Business Math and Calculus


  • Beta Gamma Sigma member (Academic honor society in the field of business)
  • Christian Business Faculty Association member


  • Leadership
  • The role of business in promoting national and international prosperity
  • Specific preparation for first-time managers
  • Positive psychology as applied to management


  • Church leadership (elder, deacon, and/or school board member at First Christian Church of Huntington Beach since 1989)
  • History of nearly all eras and locales
  • Folk music, particularly on the hammered dulcimer
  • Woodworking
  • Quilt design


I believe that Pacific Christian College has an important role to play in helping students become competent Christian managers:

  • Managers, because all of human society today is composed of organizations, much more so than it was even two hundred years ago. Management is the function that makes organizations work - it is quite possibly the single most important profession.
  • Christian, because Christians are needed in all roles and professions throughout society. As members of the priesthood of all believers, our graduates have remarkable evangelistic opportunities in business.
  • Competent, because no one will take our graduates seriously as either Christians or managers unless they can effectively perform their jobs. Competence is also essential for personal accomplishment and advancement.

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