Hona Amer, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Old Dominion University, Virginia
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Missouri State University
Bachelor of Business Administration with major in management and minor in communication – Evangel University
Org Memberships: National Business Education Association
James River Church
Job Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in personal finance, marketing, economics, and business.
Courses Taught: I teach Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Principles of Marketing, Business Communication, Managerial Economics, and Personal Finance at Evangel. Prior to teaching at Evangel, I taught Media Management and Law, Pastor as Financial Officer, Personal and Nonprofit/Church Finance at other colleges.
Publications: -“Smart Work U” – Book for high school students, college students and parents on how to navigate college, debt-free. ISBN 978-0983716600
-“The Gift of Today.” North Scottsdale Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (December 2014)
-“The Spirit of Giving.” Paradise Valley Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (December 2014)
-“Thankful Heart.” Paradise Valley Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (November 2014)
-“Get in the Game.” Paradise Valley Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (October 2014)
-“Welcome Back.” North Scottsdale Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (October 2014)
-“Joy in the Harvest.” Paradise Valley Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (September 2014)
-“The Start of Something New.” Paradise Valley Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (August 2014)
-“Jump In.” Paradise Valley Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (July 2014)
-“Real Life Super Hero.” Paradise Valley Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (June 2014)
-“She Is.” Paradise Valley Lifestyle Magazine. Arizona (May 2014)
-“A Love to Remember.” Springfield Lifestyle Magazine. Missouri (April 2014)
-“Waking Up to a Fresh Start.” Springfield Lifestyle Magazine. Missouri (March 2014)
-“Lessons Learned at the Table.” Springfield Lifestyle Magazine. Missouri (February 2014)
-“Coming Home.” Springfield Lifestyle Magazine. Missouri (January 2014)
-“Money Matters.” ONCOURSE Magazine (Spring 2012)
-“Challenging the Future while Respecting the Past.” National Assemblies of God Publication-A/G National Girls Ministry (Fall 2012)
-“How to Save Money on College Tuition Costs With Scholarships & Grants.” StudentAdvisor.com (September 2011)
-“Influencing a Generation.” National Assemblies of God Publication-A/G National Girls Ministry (April 2011)
-“Dating or God: Do you have to make a choice?” National Assemblies of God Publication-A/G National Girls Ministry (February 2011)
“Dreaming Big.” National Assemblies of God Publication-A/G National Girls Ministry (December 2010)
-Monday Morning Coffee: weekly e-mail devotional by author Hona Amer (over 200 articles)
-Smart Work U Blog: www.SmartWorkU.com -“Monday Morning Coffee with Hona”, published in Ozark Christian News, 2010- 2012
-Articles for Metropolitan Bride Magazine
Started Work: August 2011
Favorite Thing About Work: I enjoy educating and inspiring students to reach their fullest potential.
Was an Evangel Student: August 2005 – December 2007
Originally From: Springfield, MO
Personal Information: Dr. Amer lives in Springfield, Missouri.
Dr. Amer has distinguished herself as a business owner, speaker, and writer. She is the founder of The H Group, a creative marketing company that assists businesses with electronic, print, and social media marketing. This includes branding strategies, using all types of social media, as well at traditional media, such as Radio, TV, and Print publications. The H Group researches the technology trends in marketing, such as the development of electronic apps for smart phones or text message marketing systems to further increase businesses interaction with their customers.
Dr. Amer is the author of the best selling book, Smart Work U, a book that focuses on helping prospective college students achieve the most from their college experience, in the most cost effective manner. She has also created a community at www.SmartWorkU.com that provides students and parents free budget forms, videos about applying for scholarships, paying bills in college, meeting with college advisors, and more. She conducts seminars about personal finance and saving money on college.
Dr. Amer graduated from Evangel University in 2 years with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She received her M.B.A. from Missouri State University. She serves as an adjunct college professor and spends her spare time writing to help improve the lives of others.
Her weekly inspirational message can be found at honaamer.com. It encourages pastors, missionaries, and business leaders on a weekly basis. She has also served as a contributing writer for StudentAdvisor.com, A/G National Girls Ministries, OnCourse Magazine, Ozarks Christian News, Springfield Lifestyle Magazine, and Metropolitan Bride Magazine.
Other: Judge for Springfield Business Journal’s 2014 Business Class – Business Class, an event cooperatively presented by Springfield Business Journal, UMB Bank, BKD LLP, Lathrop & Gage and Ollis & Co., recognizes companies that are a model of excellence for financial performance, innovation and community involvement. Qualifying companies must meet the requirements, as well as show gross revenue of at least $3 million annually.
Personal Page: http://www.SmartWorkU.com