George Williams appoints professors

Frost and Zastrow new business and social work professors

(Published Nov. 14, 2006, 11:38 a.m.)

George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay (GWC) has named David W. Frost of Lake Geneva as an assistant professor of business and Charles Zastrow, Ph.D., of Fitchburg, Wis., assistant director and professor of social work.

"(Frost) brings a strong business background as well as both corporate and academic teaching experience," said Linda Olbinski, GWC dean of the school of professional studies in a news release.

Prior to joining GWC, Frost was a founding partner of Seattle-based Frost and Partners in 2000. As a nationally known business leader and executive education teacher, he developed future leaders and high growth and branded businesses for Starbucks, Pillsbury Foods and Kraft Inc.

Frost's experience includes leadership as a CEO, corporate officer and service industry practice head and has educational experience as an advisor, teacher and executive-in-residence. His background includes diverse and complex organizational experience in more than 14 countries on five continents including finance, strategy, business development, staffing and marketing at major corporations.

He earned a master in business administration degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a bachelor of arts in economics from Pomona College, Claremont, Calif.

"We are very excited about the addition of Dr. Chuck Zastrow to George Williams College," Olbinski said. "His experience with accreditation, numerous publications and his work as a practitioner in a variety of public and private social work settings will be of great value to our MSW program."

Zastrow's teaching interests include clinical social work, marriage and family and helping processes (psychotherapy, casework and group work).

Zastrow came to GWC from the UW-Whitewater where he had served since 1971. Under his leadership as program coordinator and then social work chair, the UW-Whitewater social work program gained departmental status and accreditation. He was recognized with the University Research Award in 1993 and the Roseman Award-the university's highest teaching honor - in 1987.

From 2003 to this year, Zastrow chaired the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Educational Policy. He authored five textbooks that have been reprinted in multiple editions and more than 40 professional journal articles, reports; book chapters and review; and instructors' manuals.

Zastrow earned Ph.D., master's and bachelor's degrees from the UW-Madison



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