Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2014, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
Bryan Ruppert has a PhD in discourse analysis and teaches communication in the Albers School. His primary research interest is in the roles of language in creating contexts and in building relationships. His most recent publications are in Business Communication Quarterly and the Journal of the Academy of Business Education. In addition to teaching, Dr. Ruppert also works with local businesses to help them become more aware of communication behaviors and to maximize their communication effectiveness.
Dr. Ruppert is an honorary faculty member of Alpha Kappa Psi and the faculty advisor for Men's Club Soccer and Toastmasters. Before starting his PhD, he was a political lobbyist in London, where he was responsible for writing briefing papers and building relationships with audiences that were potentially hostile to proposed legislation.