Professor Robert Crowner is the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Stewardship for the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is responsible for the activities of the CES which is a non-profit, international, educational resource center dedicated to advancing a new business ethics model that encourages and supports morally concerned business leaders in the active integration of their faith with their entrepreneurial calling. The Center promotes a principled and biblically grounded defense of faith, freedom, and free enterprise; thus establishing the moral validity of the entrepreneurial calling.
Crowner recently retired from Eastern Michigan University, where, as Professor of Management, he taught courses in Business Ethics, Business Policy, and Small Business Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He authored a book, Developing a Strategic Business Plan, and sixty-six Business Policy and Business Ethics cases.
Prior to teaching, Crowner had extensive experience working in four companies in Engineering and Manufacturing Management, culminating in Vice President of Manufacturing. He has also widely consulted for private companies, a public school district, and city and provincial governments.
Crowner is a Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Business Administration from Butler University, and a Certificate for the Middle Management Program from Harvard Business School.