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Paul Kwant

Paul Kwant

Paul Kwant
Paul Kwant

Assistant Professor - Music and Entertainment Business
MEB Program Director
Sport, Entertainment, and Hospitality Management
Phone: (231) 591-2408
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • MS, Ferris State University, Career and Technical Education, Postsecondary Education
  • BBA, Belmont University, Business Administration, Music Business Emphasis/Concentration

Biography

Assistant Professor Kwant is the Director of the Music and Entertainment Business program. His current role includes direction of the Music and Entertainment Business Association (MEBA) Registered Student Organization as the primary faculty advisor.

Paul is actively involved with the Ferris State University College of Business College Curriculum Committee, and with the prestigious National Society for Experiential Education, where he currently serves as President.

Assistant Professor Kwant’s teaching style is learner-centered and involves practical application of classroom theory and instruction. He focuses on individual student strength development and provides mentoring to increase student success. Paul encourages innovative thinking, and promotes team-based leadership to enhance relationships, and promote overall value.

Paul is a Big Rapids native and has been employed at Ferris since 2003. When he isn’t involved with music or the music industry, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, and watching hockey.

Courses Taught: FSUS 100 - Ferris State University Seminar, MEBM 101 - Industry Fundamentals, MEBM 192 - Music and Entertainment Business Management Internship, MEBM 292 - Music and Entertainment Business Management Internship 2, MEBM 351 - The Music and Entertainment Business.

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    Kwant, P. R., Advisory Board Meeting, "Music and Entertainment Business Program Update," Big Rapids, Michigan, (April 2020).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kwant, P. R., FSUS Group of Classes for Clifton Strengths, "FSUS 100 Strengths 101 - Presenting CliftonStrengths to COB Students," Big Rapids, Michigan, (September 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kwant, P. R., Advisory Board, "Music and Entertainment Business Program Update," Big Rapids, Michigan, (April 2019).
  • Advisory Board Presentation
    Kwant, P., Music Industry Management Advisory Board Meeting, "Music Industry Management - Overview," Big Rapids, Michigan, (April 4, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kwant, P., In class session with Career Exploration Students, "Music Industry Management 101 - Program Presentation," CARE 102, College of Arts and Sciences, (October 30, 2017).
  • Keynote National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    Kwant, P. R. (Author & Presenter), National Society of Collegiate Scholars, "Purpose, Hope, Strengths, Grit and Learning," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, (October 8, 2017).
  • Conference Session
    Kwant, P., National Society for Experiential Learning Annual Conference, "The Times They Are A Changing:," NSEE, St. Pete Beach, Florida, (September 26, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kwant, P. R. (Presenter), Ferris State University College of Business Presentation, "FSUS 100 Strengths 101 - Presenting CliftonStrengths to COB Students," College of Business, Big Rapids, Michigan, (September 13, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kwant, P., National Society of Collegiate Scholars, "StrengthsQuest: Taking it to the next level," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49037, (March 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kwant, P., Delta Sigma Pi meeting, "Interning in the Real World," Delta Sigma Pi, Big Rapids, MI 49307, (October 2016).