Name: Dr. Bari Courts
Title/Position: Faculty
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Faculty Bio

My name is Dr. Bari Courts. My educational background includes a PhD from Capella University in Organizational Management and an MBA in Management from the University of Cincinnati. In addition, I have a BS in Mathematics from Kenyon College. My time at Capella was spent entirely online so I am very familiar with the time commitment and other issues associated with completing a degree online. It is not easy, but it is very rewarding. I have been teaching online for over 13 years now. Courses I have taught include e-Commerce, Economics, Management, Organizational Behavior, Research Methodology, and Statistics. My professional background includes some time in the insurance industry and a position as a project manager for a major ERP software implementation. I also own a small self-storage business just outside of Cincinnati.   Professionally I am a board member of two organizations, conduct presentations on various topics, and write course curriculum. My research interests include writing about social media. My most recently published article is titled The Influence of Social Media on 21st Century Leaders. My family life is somewhat unique. My wife and I have six kids, but four are adopted. We have our older son and daughter (who is in college). Then in 2011 we added two little girls from Russia who are now ages 10 and 9. And then very recently we added two little boys from Africa (ages 8 and 6). They took over two years to get paperwork completed, so we were very excited when we found out they would finally make it home.   In my free time I stay active by playing soccer for exercise, and singing in both a barbershop chorus and barbershop quartet. All the activities keep me out of trouble... most of the time :)   I look forward to working with you during this course. Regards, Dr. Bari Courts Office 513-724-0737   PS… if you would like to see my video welcome, it is posted on YouTube at