Wanda Foster, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Internship Director

College of Business

Dr. Wanda Foster teaches Principles of Management, Finance, Corporate Finance and Business Ethics. Her areas of expertise include transition of professionals into management and management of healthcare organizations. Dr. Foster’s current research is in business ethics, organizational behavior and leadership.

She serves as the department chair for the College of Business. Prior to serving at Concordia-Chicago, Dr. Foster worked as the director of the bachelor in healthcare management program at Calumet College of St. Joseph. She also has corporate experience at Baxter and SANOFI International corporations and has worked at Kallestad in the diagnostic division. Dr. Foster has been a member of Concordia-Chicago’s faculty since 2006.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior - Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, IL
  • MBA - DePaul University; Chicago, IL
  • BS, Biology - Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN   

Academic and Professional Highlights


  • Research Award - Concordia University Chicago, 2017
  • Faculty Research Grant, 2017
  • Outstanding Faculty Award - Excellence in Teaching, 2016


  • Teaching Ethics: A Quasi-experimental Study on Moral Action, 2018
  • Harvard Business Review, Strategic Planning
  • Business Plans, Small Business Launch
  • Taking Sides, Debates on Clashing Views in Business Ethics
  • New Product Development      


  • Dissertation Proposal - Teaching Ethics: An Empirical Study on Moral Action
  • Broad Research Topics:
    • Molding and changing behavior in the workplace to move beyond compliance toward ethical consideration
    • Linking student classroom learning to successful transitions into the workplace


  • American Management Association, member
  • American College of Healthcare Executives, faculty member
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, specialist microbiology

Prior Positions

  • Chair, College of Business - Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, IL
  • Assistant Program Director, Healthcare Management - Calumet College of St. Joseph; Whiting, IN (2000-2006)
  • Marketing Manager - Vitas Hospice; Chicago, IL
  • Marketing - Rupp & Bowman; Chicago, IL
  • Marketing - Baxter International, Diagnostics Division; Chicago, IL
  • Marketing - Kallestad Diagnostics; Chicago, IL