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Bruce Stetar - Accreditation Expert

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Dr. Bruce Stetar has over 25 years of experience as an educator in three different countries. His disciplines are management and leadership, but he has also taught a range of business and information technology courses in his career. He has been with SNHU for four years as the Sr. Executive Director of Business Programs - and previously as the Associate Vice President of Outcomes and Assessment - at the College of Online and Continuing Education, which has over 90,000 online students. Prior to that he worked with the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates for 16 years; where he filled a number of leadership roles ending as the Associate Academic Dean of Business Programs.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Enhancing/Maintaining Program Quality and Academic Rigor
  • Quality Assurance
  • Learning Outcomes Development, Assessment and Adoption
  • Curriculum Design
  • Assessment Design
  • Faculty/Staff Recruitment, Development and Evaluation'
  • Accreditation -Self Studies


  • Doctorate of Business Administration, Swiss Management Centre, Switzerland
  • Masters of Business Administration, with Distinction, concentration in Educational Management,
    University of Leicester, UK
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Business Administration, Minor in Computer Science,
    College of Great Falls, Montana, USA
  • Business Administration Diploma, in Data Processing, Minor in Accounting.
    Lethbridge Community College, Alberta, Canada

Key Publications & Presentations

  • Contributor to Cote, Joe; “People, Planet, Profit: Satisfying the Triple Bottom Line”,
    News@SNHU, November 22, 2016; http://www.snhu.edu/about-us/news-andevents/
  • Contributor to Schiff, Jennifer; “6 essentials of a good business plan”, CIO.com,
    October 20, 2016, http://www.cio.com/article/3133026/leadership-management/6-
  • Otoum, M.; Stetar, B.; Sun, T.; (June 2016), “A global discovery of learner motivations;
    Building a foundation for systematic enhancements within higher education”, The
    Transnational Journal of Business, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and
  • Interview with Emad Rahim for InteligentHQ on the SNHU College of Online
    Continuing Education’s Online MBA, May 10, 2016
  • 2014 International Conference on Business, Management and Governance – ICBMG
    2014. Conference Proceedings, “A global discovery of learner motivations; Building
    a foundation for systematic enhancements within higher education”, Stetar, B.; Sun,
    T.; Otoum, M.; December 17-18, 2014, Las Vegas, USA; IPEDR (ISSN: 2010-4626)
  • ACBSP Region 8 Annual Conference Proceedings, “Sustaining Excellence through
    Quality Business Education”- “Working with a Mentor”, November 24 – 27, 2011,
    Dubai, UAE, Volume 1, Issue 3; ISSN (CD): 1948-920X

Global Engagements

  • Global experience with universities in the USA, UAE, Canada, EU, Mongolia

Accreditation Experience

Dr. Stetar has been involved with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) since 2007 in a variety of roles including being the Past President for Region 8, a past member of its Board of Directors, a current member of its Accreditation Governance Board and a current member of its Baccalaureate/Graduate Board of Commissioners. He has attended, and presented at, numerous international, national and regional conferences; and his current research is on student core values as motivators.  He has also assisted many universities achieve accreditation.