Prof. Kim Folkers

Carl and Dorothy Hagemann Endowed Professorship in Business and Economics

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The Carl and Dorothy Hagemann Endowed Professorship in Business and Economics

Established in 1989 through the generosity of Carl and Dorothy Hagemann

A member of the Wartburg College faculty since 1989, Professor Kim Folkers was named the Carl and Dorothy Hagemann Professor in Business and Economics in 2014.

In her 26 years at Wartburg Folkers has taught a variety of courses in marketing and international business, incorporating the use of off-campus client projects into classes like Marketing Research and Advertising & Promotion. She served as the Chair of the Department of Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics for six years and as the Co-Director of Global and Multicultural Studies for 11 years.

Folkers is active in the local community, serving on the First National Bank of Waverly Board, the Bremer County Compensation Board, the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School Council, the Waverly Rail Trail Steering Committee, and the American Association of University Women-Waverly Branch Board.

Folkers earned her B.A from the University of Northern Iowa and her M.I.M. from the University of St. Thomas. She is a frequent presenter at the Marketing Management Association’s conferences and served on their board for six years. She recently contributed a chapter to a book, Reflections on a Life in Higher Education and is currently working on updating and writing cases for a consumer behavior textbook.

Carl and Dorothy Hagemann recognized Wartburg’s positive impact on the City of Waverly and its quality of life. Carl Hagemann was a Waverly native. After earning a law degree from the University of Iowa, he returned to Waverly to practice law. He became president of State Bank of Waverly in 1952 and chairman of the board in 1980. He also served on the Wartburg Board of Regents. Dorothy Hagemann was a graduate of Carleton College and was active in many Waverly civic organizations.