College of Management and Technology
School of Management
Degree ProgramDoctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Dr. Hipsher is an American, but earned his B.Sc. in Management Studies at the University of Maryland's Asian Division in Japan. He completed an MBA with Bangkok University in Thailand and for his PhD he studied with Capella University while he did his research in Cambodia.
He has had a wide range of professional experiences. He has been a factory worker, a farm hand, a professional harness race horse trainer throughout the Midwest of the USA and Ontario, a member of the US Navy for over 10 years with most of his time spent on a couple of ships homeported in California and also for three years as an operations supervisor in Sasebo Japan. He spent many years in Southeast Asia which have included stints as the Northeast Thailand regional manager for a Dutch-owned export company, the General Affairs Manager along the Thai-Burmese border for a Dutch based NGO providing educational support for refugees, an instructor (both full-time and adjunct) at a number of international programs at Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese universities. He is now a faculty member with Webster University in Thailand.
He has taught a wide range of courses including courses in marketing, management, economics and international business. He has also been the advisor for over a dozen successful PhD dissertations.