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Gasta, Mark Robert

Senior Instructor



research overview

  • Focused on developing purpose-driven leaders with the capacity to build sustainable organizations that create profit for shareholders while protecting the environment and improving the lives of those with whom they interact (employees, customers, communities).


  • strategy development, sustainability, succession management, change management, organizational development, executive coaching, public speaking, human resources, experiential learning, social responsibility, executive development, leadership development, organizational alignment, organizational mission vision and values



courses taught

  • BASE 2104 - BCOR Applied Semester Experience
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Focuses on major business decisions integrating across business functional areas. Students complete multiple business projects drawing on knowledge and tools from previous BCOR courses. Recommended corequisites: BCOR 2301 2302, 2303 and 2304.
  • BCOR 2302 - Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
    Throughout this course students will consider the interconnectedness of law, ethics, values, public policy and regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of individual and organizational responsibility for business. Allows students to consider the relationship between business and ethics in the broader social context, which is necessary to successfully navigate an increasingly complex, global business environment. Duplicate degree credit not granted for BCOR 3010, BCOR 2003.
  • ENVM 6100 - Special Topics for Master of the Environment Program
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand.
  • MBAX 6801 - Global Perspectives Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides students with an in-depth perspective about a specific country or region outside the United States. The course can focus on a different region or country each time it is offered. If demand for this type of experience is strong, multiple sections of the course could be offered in a given semester, each focusing on a different region or country. The choice of region and the specific focus of each course would depend on the faculty member teaching the course. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • MBAX 6806 - Global Perspectives
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Contrasting operations in US and China will study what changes US companies have made to successfully operate in the Chinese market and how US companies have influenced Chinese business operations. Reviews the history and present state of the interdependency between the US and Chinese business environments. Culminates in a 9-day trip to China.
  • OREC 5000 - Introduction to the Outdoor Recreation Economy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    In this course, the outdoor recreation economy is viewed holistically. This course mirrors this conceptual framework and explores the interaction between these nodes of the outdoor recreation economy. Content in this course will provide an introduction to public lands and natural resources policy, challenges and opportunities for community economic development, and the outdoor recreation industry.
  • OREC 5002 - Leading Sustainable Change in the ORE
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Explore the relationship between self-awareness, personal purpose, and leadership. Focus on the building blocks of collaborative leadership and organizational ethics. Examine different philosophies of leadership and explore how to engage with diverse constituencies. Learn how to participate in ethical decision-making. Compare training, tools, and techniques to promote and endorse ethical professional behavior within organizations.
  • OREC 5012 - Strategic Leadership
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Focuses on the building blocks of collaborative leadership and organizational ethics. Students will learn different philosophies of leadership, with a focus on team dynamics, as well as engaging with diverse constituencies and ethical decision-making. This course will provide training, tools, and techniques to promote and endorse ethical professional behavior both within organizations, as well as by organizations.
  • OREC 5015 - Building an Outdoor Recreation Enterprise
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explore entrepreneurial skills and learn how to successfully build an outdoor recreation enterprise. Students examine the fundamentals of how to develop outdoor recreation business concepts in order to turn them into a successful enterprise.
  • ORGN 3025 - Essential Management Skills
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    The course takes as its starting point the fact that not all students will be leaders. A student may end up as an individual contributor, or manager of a small group of people, or an owner of a sole-proprietorship. Students can have a tremendous impact on these roles and the questions becomes, how can they become the best they can be? Formerly MGMT 3025.


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