DirectoryPeter Diffenderfer, Ph.D.

Professor, Business
Assistant Dean of Business Department

Ph.D., University of Oregon
M.A., University of Oregon
B.S., SUNY Cortland

In addition to a wide variety of business experience, Dr. Peter Diffenderfer has taught in higher education for over 25 years. Dr. Diffenderfer has a passion for promoting stewardship through transformation which is rooted in his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. His entrepreneurial endeavors include founding and early phase leadership experience in adventure recreation, agriculture, biotechnology, wellness, and wind energy. Dr. Diffenderfer is credited with over two dozen publications – most addressing economic impact and quality of life issues. Peter also has an extensive background and keen interest in college athletics, and currently serves as the University’s faculty athletic representative. He is married to a terrific woman named Connie, and God has blessed them with 3 children. “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 3:14