Associate Professor of Business
DBA, Anderson University
MBA, John Carroll University
BA, Baldwin Wallace University
Dr. Berg's teaching philosophy is "to create a positive learning environment that is rigorous, engaging, supportive and effective." She has more than 30 years of university teaching experience and is a 3-time nominee for the Joe Ezzie Educator of the Year Award, and finalist in the Heidelberg Teacher of the Year Award (2023). She is also the winner of the Christian Business Faculty National Teaching Award, and winner of the Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Award.
The best reflection of Dr. Berg’s passion for teaching is stated by her students: “Dr. Berg is a professor who is a prime example of a true, all-around educator. She brings her personality and passion for what she is teaching into the classroom, creating a more relaxed and creative learning environment for students. Not only is she interested in student comprehension, but she goes above and beyond to take a genuine interest in students’ career goals and interests.” (Nominator for the 2020 Joseph Ezzie Educator of the Year Award).
Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA). A regular presenter at meetings of the CBFA, she has also published articles in the journals of Harvard Business Review: Inspiring Minds, Christian Business Academy Review, Management Teaching Review, Atlantic Marketing Association, and The Teaching Professor. Her research areas include resiliency, positive psychology, leadership, and increasing student engagement. Dr. Berg also holds 2 Design Thinking Badges from IBM.
Berg lives on a 200-acre beef cattle farm in Wayne County, Ohio with her husband of 31 years, Mike, who teaches middle school math, coaches football, and runs the family Polled Hereford cattle farm. Mike and Trish have 4 adult children (Hannah, Sydney, Colin and Riley) and enjoy family time most of all.
MGT 200: Principles of Management
Management, Leadership, Resiliency, Student Engagement
Resiliency, Positive Psychology, Psychological Capital, Millennials, iGens, Student Engagement, Leadership
Berg (2023). Love as a Business Strategy: Resilience, Belonging and Success- Book Review and Reflection. Christian Business Academy Review.
Berg (2022). Love as a Classroom Strategy: 6 Paths to Bring Resilience, Belonging, and Encouragement into Your Teaching—and Watch Students Flourish. Harvard Business Review- Inspiring Minds. Retrieved December 21, 2022, from https://www.hbsp.harvard.edu/inspiring-minds/love-as-a-classroom-strategy/?icid=top_nav
Berg (2022). Teaching Your Students to Bounce Back from Failure:4 Steps to Build Resilience into Your Curriculum. Harvard Business Review- Inspiring Minds. Retrieved December 21, 2022, from https://hbsp.harvard.edu/inspiring-minds/teaching-your-students-to-bounce-back-from-failure
Berg, T., Carson, T., (2020) Resilience in the business curriculum: A biblical perspective and directions for future research. Christian Business Academy Review. (April 2020)
Berg, T. & Pietrasz, C. (2017). Turning classroom failure into student success: The value of integrating resiliency-building activities in the academic classroom. Management Teaching Review., doi: DOI: 10.1177/2379298117710780. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2379298117710780
Dulaney, E., Berg, P., Bates, M., Gunn, R., Koontz, R., et al. (2015). Faith integration in the classroom: A plural view. Christian Business Academy Review.
Berg, T. (2012). Connecting the dots: The long-term impact of a liberal arts education in business. Quaker Higher Education (QHE).
Berg, T. (2003). Group leadership project teaches corporate skills. The Teaching Professor.
Berg, T., Peddicord, M. (2021). The TUG of War in Higher Education: The Potential Impact of Merging Traditional Undergraduate Students and Adult Learners in the Heutagogical Online Learning Environment. Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
Berg, T., Carson, T. (2021). The HyFlex Model: Is It Never or Now for Higher Education in this High Stakes-Post Covid-19 Market. Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
Berg, T. (2020). Leveraging the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to Foster Successful Integrated Healthcare Teams. Heidelberg University Healthcare Colloquium, Tiffin, Ohio (Virtual Conference).
Berg, P., Carson, T. (2019). Resilience in the business curriculum: a biblical perspective and directions for future research. Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Berg, T., Kaminski, H. (2019). Common ground: Bridging the gap between on ground and online student engagement. Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Carson, T., Berg, T. (2019). Concept maps: A managerial accounting teaching Tool. Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Berg, T., Carson, T., Vazzano, B. (2018). Creating FLEXible Students: Increasing Student Resiliency through Integrating Impactful Activities. Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
Berg, T., (2018). Inside the Pylon: How Leadership in the Front Office Has Impacted Wins and Losses for Two Eternal Rivals – The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
Adams Hall 301D
pberg [at] heidelberg.edu