DirectoryTimothy M. Bergquist, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Quantitative Analysis

B.A. Northwest Christian University
Ph.D. University of Oregon
M.S. Oregon State University
M.B.A. Santa Clara University
M.S. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
B.S. University of Portland

Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
Professional Accredited Statistician

Tim is a native Oregonian, born and raised in the Portland area. He graduated from the University of Portland in May 1971 and promptly went into the U.S. Air Force (USAF). Tim retired from the USAF as a Major in May 1991 after serving for 20 years in such fields as satellite operations, computer programming and data analysis, teaching Air Force ROTC, managing a 20 person research branch of a personnel laboratory, and supervising mobility operations.
While in the service he earned three Master’s degrees. Upon retirement he and his family returned to Oregon where he began doctoral studies at the University of Oregon, completing his PhD in November 1996. Tim started teaching at NCU in September 1996. His primary areas of teaching included statistics, operations management, and management information systems, both in the daytime and evening business programs, undergraduate and graduate. He has over 28 years of teaching experience, including at South Dakota State University, the University of Oregon, and Oregon State University. Tim retired from NCU in May 2015.
Tim helped create the Information Systems (IS) Department at NCU and served as its first Director from April 1999 to November 2001, responsible for all computer, data, and voice systems on campus. He was then the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment from November 2001 to August 2007, responsible for all assessment activities on campus as well as the collection, analysis, and reporting of data, both internally and to external reporting agencies. He was chair of the Undergraduate Research Committee from September 2008 to January 2015, responsible for implementing an undergraduate research program, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the twice-yearly Academic Creativity and Excellence (ACE) Day at NCU.
Tim is a member of six professional organizations and two honor societies. He has supervised the thesis of over 25 MBA students, has assisted over 40 masters or doctoral students with data analysis, has published or written over 20 articles and manuals, has presented at conferences or had published in Proceedings over 50 papers, and has co-authored the textbook Understanding Business Statistics (published by Wiley). He is the co-winner of the 2010 Decision Sciences Institute Instructional Innovation Award Competition, and the recipient of the 2013 Presidents Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership and the 2015 Clio History Award.