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 28 years of university teaching experience and is a 3-time nominee for the Joe Ezzie Educator of the Year Award, 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 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.
She lives on a 200-acre beef cattle farm in Wayne County, Ohio with her husband, Mike, who teaches middle school math, coaches football, and runs the family farm. Mike and Trish have 4 adult children (Hannah, Sydney, Colin and Riley) and enjoy family time most of all.
BUS 101: Intro to Business Admin
Management, Leadership, Resiliency, Student Engagement
Resiliency, Positive Psychology, Psychological Capital, Millennials, iGens, Student Engagement, Leadership
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