Academics

Faculty

Our faculty members bring extensive real-world technological experience to the classroom, creating a unique approach to teaching. If you’re looking for the perfect combination of theoretical and practical, then you’re in the right place.

 

Get to know us.

Dr. Hub Powell
Business and CIS Department Chair, Associate Professor of Business

Dr. Hub Powell arrived at Montreat College in 2005. He has also served as a faculty member at Lees-McRae College and Greenville Technical College. Additionally, he has served as a business consultant for Clemson University’s Small Business Development Center and as a production manager for Milliken & Company. Dr. Powell earned his B.S. in business management from Mars Hill College in 1985, his M.B.A. from Western Carolina University in 1987, and his D.B.A. in management from Argosy University (Sarasota, FL) in 2003. Dr. Powell’s research interests lie in the area of leadership, and he is currently working on research that examines Generation Y’s perceptions of effective leadership.

Dr. Powell has been married to his wife, Kathy, for 23 years, and they have four children. He is actively involved in his church’s youth ministry and is an ordained deacon. In addition, he has taught Sunday School for youth through young married couples. He is interested in politics, automobiles, and the shooting sports. He and his family have resided in Asheville for six years.

 


Dr. Jeff Teo
Professor of Cybersecurity

Dr. Jeff Teo joined Montreat College in 2004 as an assistant professor of Computer Information Systems. He has extensive experience in higher education as an educator and academic dean, and Dr. Teo also possesses the IT skills and knowledge required to manage a campus IT networking infrastructure. He holds certifications in A+, Network+ Security+, CEH, and is currently a candidate for CISSP, the industry’s premier certification in information security. He is currently engaged with a U.S government agency conducting research in information security. He is also involved in the Cyber Security Forum Initiative and Cyber Leader Development Framework as the chair of the ethics committee. 

Dr. Teo’s dissertation focused on trusted computing technologies and adoption and, as a researcher, he has published journal articles and a textbook chapter on trusted computing. He was recently reappointed as a liaison member of Trusted Computing Group. Dr. Teo is a recipient of grants awarded by leading IT companies such as Cisco, government agencies such as the National Science Foundation, and nonprofits such as Rotary International.

Dr. Teo is grateful, and enjoys his marriage to a wonderful, caring, and supportive spouse. He is also blessed with two wonderful children who love the Lord and are growing and thriving in the Montreat community. The Teo family loves the outdoors, camping, and enjoying God’s creation with their extensive travels here and overseas, especially in Asia.