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Bengal Business November Episode with Catherine Rider and Dr. Neil Tocher

The November edition of Bengal Business Radio Show is hosted by Dr. Shane Hunt, Dean of the ISU College of Business. Dean Hunt welcomes the Development Director for the ISU College of Business, Catherine Rider, and Department Chair for ISU Management and Marketing, Dr. Neil Tocher.

Catherine Rider is an Idaho State University graduate. She holds an undergraduate degree in Public Health and a master’s degree in Athletic Administration. Before her current role in the ISU College of Business Catherine was Development Director for the College of Education. During the interview Dean Hunt credits Rider for a record-setting increase to student scholarships and for her role in the addition of four new endowed professorships in the ISU College of Business.

Dr. Tocher’s primary research interests focus on the influence of social resources on entrepreneurial outcomes, the influence of human resource management practices on the performance of small and emerging firms, and case writing. Tocher has taught courses at the undergraduate and master's levels in entrepreneurship, venture consulting, strategic management, and organizational behavior.

Dr. Shane Hunt is the Dean of the College of Business and a Professor of Marketing at Idaho State University. Shane is the recipient of the 2010 National Inspire Integrity Award from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the 2010 Lt. Col. Barney Smith Award as Professor of the Year and the 2015 Honors Professor of the Year at Arkansas State University, and the 2019 National Teaching Innovation Award from the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators. Shane’s research has appeared in The Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, The Journal of Business Logistics and he has been invited to present to numerous organizations including the American Marketing Association and the National Conference in Sales Management. Shane is also the co-author of McGraw-Hill’s newest Principles of Marketing textbook that is being used by students across the country. After completing his MBA at the University of Oklahoma, Shane went to work for a Fortune 500 company in Tulsa, OK and spent eight years working as a pricing analyst, product manager, and business development manager overseeing numerous Mergers and Acquisitions initiatives before completing his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. Shane lives in Pocatello, ID with his wife Jenifer and their two children, Andrew and Sarah.