Business Administration

Henry Balfanz


Assistant Professor


Business Administration

Educational Background

M.B.A., Bradley University
B.S., Broadcast Management, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

I am...

Friendly, Available to meet anytime, Nitpicky, Humorous, Casual (call me Henry), Well Dressed, Encouraging, Helpful, Optimistic, Runner, Learning Tennis


Assistant Professor

My career at Alma began in


My expertise:

Before joining the ranks of Academia, I ran radio stations and newspapers in Illinois, Iowa, and Montana.

Also was Vice President of an ad agency before landing my first fulltime teaching position

I bring experience and many examples to the classroom.

Recent publications:

Balfanz, H.  Verran, B. (First Quarter 2015) Alma Chrysler: Home of Buddy, the Four Legged Greeter. Journal of Business Case Studies

Balfanz, H. (Second Quarter 2014) Downtown Eyecare:Focusing on the Community, Journal of Business Case Studies

Balfanz, H. & Brunswick, G. (July 2013) Everybody Loves Joe, Journal of Business Case Studies

Skokanova, D.& Balfanz, H. (February 2012) Marketing Importance of Body Image, American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 19 (1), 822-837

Balfanz, H. Brunswick, G,, & Sklar, M. (July 2012) Healthy Skin Naturally, Journal of Business Case Studies.

Recent presentations:

Balfanz, H. (February 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada)  Marketing Importance of Body Image, American Society of Business and Behavior Sciences Meeting.

Balfanz, H. (April 2011, Peoria, IL) Betty Friedan and Jeannette Rankin:Two Women Who Changed America. Bradley University Library

Other recent accomplishments:

Outstanding Faculty Member, Social Sciences Division 2016

Scotty Award Plaid Posse, 2016

Great Scot Award, Feb 2016

Adviser of the Year, 2012-13, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan