Darla Donaldson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance and Social Entrepreneurship

Office Phone: (951) 343-5017
E-mail: ddonaldson@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: School of Business
Office Hours: by appointment during this summer

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Financial Management Northcentral University 2016
M.B.A. Finance Texas Tech 1989
B.B.A. Engineering Route to Business University of Texas, Austin 1985
  • Additional Education

    Perspectives Course

  • Courses Taught

    * Corporate Finance
    * Business Statistics
    * Microfinance
    * Social Entrepreneurship
    * Internship in Business
    * Operations Management
    * Introduction to Business

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    * Business for Transformation (B4T)
    * Business as Mission (BAM)
    * Impact Investment and Social Enterprise Funding
    * Social Enterprise

  • Teaching Experience

    * Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, 1999
    * Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois, 1997
    * Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1989

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Donaldson, Darla & Herrity, Andrew, (November 16, 2018) Individual's Donation Decision and Social Enterprise: A Quantitative Investigation, ARNOVA Conference Presentation
    Donaldson, Darla (November 8, 2017) Women in Business Panel Presentation, California Baptist University.
    Donaldson, Darla (September 28, 2017). Social Enterprise Presentation for Startup Week Riverside
    Donaldson, Darla (2017). “Individuals’ Donation Decisions and Social Enterprise: A Quantitative Investigation”, Dissertation

    Social enterprise presenter and monitor for the Social Enterprise Panel at the Sixth Annual Faith-Based Small Business Summit for the presentation:Social Enterprise for Businesses & Faith Based Groups--Creating Revenue Streams to Make a Difference in Your Community".

    Ma, C.K., Dare, W.H. & Donaldson, D.R. (1990). Testing rationality in the futures markets. Journal of Futures, 10(2), 137–152. doi: 10.1002/fut.3990100205

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Active member of Magnolia Church serving via VBS, women's Bible study, and local ministry team.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Volunteer at the Safehouse in Riverside
    Go Fund volunteer
    LOVE Riverside participant
    Olive Crest Board member
    Riverside City College Business and Information Systems Advisory Committee member

  • Interests & Hobbies

    My husband, Anthony Donaldson, is the founding dean of the Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering and both my children are CBU alumni. We enjoy traveling and seeing where God is at work around the world.

  • Personal Philosophy

    "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord." Luke 4:18–19, NASB