Faculty Profiles

Dr. Kevin Hill

Chairperson, Department of Business Administration
Professor of Business Administration
B.S., University of Southern California
M.A., California State University, Northridge
M.B.A., University of California, Irvine
Ph.D., Northcentral University
Joined TMU 2011

Dr. Hill comes to TMU after serving for five years as the McVay Endowed Chair of Business and the Associate Dean for The School of Professional Studies at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas.  He also served as the Co-Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2010.  Preceding his time at Sterling College, Dr. Hill served as an Assistant Professor of Business at Hope International University in Fullerton, California for six years, four of those as the Business Chair for The School of Professional Studies.  Prior to his entry into higher education, Dr. Hill served as the president of Mywebteam (a full service web design and hosting firm) in Irvine, California.

Dr. Hill attends Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita with his wife Stephanie and three Children; Nolan, Grace, and Faith.

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Dr. R.W. Mackey, II

Professor of Business Administration
B.R.E., Cornerstone University
M.R.E., M.Div., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Ed.D., Pepperdine University
Joined TMU 1978

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Mackey held administrative positions in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. During the past 30 years, he has served in several college administrative and faculty posts including Dean of Students and Director of Strategic Planning. He has been successful in starting a number of small business ventures and has been active on several boards. In addition to his responsibilities in the Business Department, he has lectured in university doctoral programs.

Because of his unique background which includes a combination of theological studies, management course work, vocational ministry and administrative positions, Dr. Mackey truly seeks a Biblical approach to managerial studies.

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Dr. Michael Forgerson

Professor of Business Administration
B.S., M.S., California State University, Northridge
M.Div., The Master's Seminary
J.D., Southwestern University of Law
Member, California State Bar
Joined TMU 1993

Prior to coming to Master's, Dr. Forgerson gained extensive accounting experience working for a “big four” international accounting firm.  For over ten years, he was the controller for a real estate investment partnership, and now maintains his business and accounting skills with his own tax and law practice, as well as being involved in several not-for-profit organizations as an accountant and internal auditor.

Dr. Forgerson also has extensive ministry experience.  He has led college bible studies, was the high school pastor at Grace Community Church, and has served as elder at a local community church.  He takes opportunity to speak to youth at camps and outreaches whenever possible.

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Mr. Dwight D. Ham

Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., California State University, Northridge
M.A., The Master's College
M.B.A., Pepperdine University
Joined TMU 2007

With more than 35 years in business, Dwight Ham has been affecting positive change, taking organizations to the next level, and expanding business and financial operations across diverse industries, including financial services, banking, business equipment systems, and broadcast technology. Mr. Ham has served as a CFO, COO, and a member of various Board of Directors managing financial reporting, accounting, P&L, and operations. He spent 14 years in banking and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Santa Clarita. He also has been part owner of an engineering electronics firm that designed and manufactured underwater electrical systems used primarily offshore in severe underwater environments as well as a company that markets environmental maintenance product used primarily in the restaurant industry. Mr. Ham has assisted in the sale of several businesses as well negotiations in international business dealings. Additionally, he currently serves on the Board of Directors KBI Industries and the Independent Citizen's Advisory and Oversight Committee for the Los Angeles METRO as well as a member of the Financial Executives International and is a Certified Management Accountant issued by The Institute of Management Accounting (IMA).

Mr. Ham has taught in the adult singles ministry and has utilized his Biblical Counseling degree from The Master's University to counsel people in marriage and single life. Mr. Ham is married to his college sweetheart, Kathy, for 38 years and they have two married adult sons and two grandchildren.

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Mr. Todd Kostjuk

Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., The Master's College
M.B.A., Indiana University
CPA, State of California
Joined TMC 2015

Todd Kostjuk began his career working for a Big 4 accounting firm where he was able to satisfy the professional experience requirements to become a CPA. Throughout his career, Todd has served in various executive financial positions ranging from a start-up company funded by venture capital to a publicly-traded company. In those roles, he has served as the Director of Finance, Controller, Corporate Controller, and CFO.   

In his most recent role prior to coming to the University, Todd was the Real Estate Controller for a publicly-traded company where he led a team that was responsible for underwriting and doing financial due diligence on billions of dollars of acquisitions and for a billion dollars in new construction projects.

He currently consults for companies and serves as the Controller for his church. Additionally, Todd is active in leading Bible studies and teaching personal financial stewardship principles at his church, where he also serves as an elder. Todd has a passion to mentor students to live lives that are sold out for Christ and to help them prepare for excellence in their respective vocations to the glory of our great God.

Todd considers himself blessed to be married to his wife Ashley. They have two wonderful children.

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Mr. John Beck

Associate Professor of Business
B.S., Communication, Ohio University 
M.A., Communications Management, University of Southern California
Joined TMU 2007

Prior to joining the faculty, John Beck taught as an adjunct at The Master's University for eight years and has been an executive in the software industry for just over 20 years serving as CEO and General Manager of a local entertainment software company for ten of those years. He has also been an entrepreneur and investor in software related companies.

Mr. Beck serves as an elder at Grace Baptist Church and is active in college and small group ministries at the church.  Mr. Beck has been married to his high school sweetheart Mary for over 22 years and they have two children, Emma and Timothy. Emma is a student at The Master's University and Timothy is presently a student at Saugus High School.

John Beck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Ohio University Summa Cum Laude and a Master of Arts degree in Communications Management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California.

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