A recognized Educator, Author, and Consultant, Dr. Stephen Barnhart currently employs his talents as President and CEO of International Business & Educational Consultants, Inc. (IBEC) of Delaware. IBEC provides a worldwide connection of professional Associate Partners serving a widely diversified range of clients from universities, major fortune 500 companies, and churches and ministry organizations to small businesses and start-up companies. From China, Africa, and Turkey to the United Kingdom and the United States, IBEC presents and assists the implementation of innovative solutions for educational and business clients under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Barnhart. Dr. Stephen Barnhart earned his Doctor of Education from the International University of Panama and graduated magna cum laude. He also holds degrees from accredited institutions, including an MBA from San Juan de la Cruz University, a BS from California University and Kansas State Vo Tech, and an AA from Kansas City Kansas Community College. Since January of 2000, Dr. Stephen Barnhart has served as Executive Director for The International Association of Personal Protection Agents (IAPPA), the largest membership organization for those involved in the Protective Services. IAPPA offers training courses taught by certified instructors for security agencies, personal protection agents, law enforcement officers, and international military units. Dr. Stephen Barnhart firmly believes in contributing to worthy causes and supports the United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO), the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Stephen Barnhart also belongs to many professional organizations, including the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), the Missouri Sheriffs' Association, Shriners International, and the Wyandotte Masonic Lodge #3, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, in Kansas City, Kansas. For his exemplary community service, the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, which recognizes outstanding volunteer contributions, gave Dr. Stephen Barnhart the President's Volunteer Service Award. Additionally, he holds membership and serves as a Founder of the Presidential Prayer Team, Inc., a national ministry established in 2001 to pray on the behalf of America, our President, and the United States Armed Forces. Dr. Stephen R. Barnhart has held the position of Honorary Chairman for the State of Missouri, serving on the Presidential Business Commission, and he was also listed as the "Businessman of the Year" in the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Barnhart is also a special consultant to a major law enforcement agency in the State of Missouri, a member of the Association of the CARABINIERI in Italy, and a member of the Ararat Provost Marshal of Kansas City. In addition to his professional life and civic work, Dr. Stephen Barnhart participates in martial arts, travel, and weight lifting. He enjoys a good book and staying current regarding electronic and entertainment technology.
- International Business & Educational Consultants Inc (IBEC)
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As the President of International Business & Educational Consultants Inc (IBEC), Dr. Stephen R. Barnhart is responsible for executive management of the organization, oversight of program development and successfully aligning business entities and potential students with mutually beneficial partners.
Currently Dr. Stephen R. Barnhart’s organization, IBEC is consulting on behalf of educational institutions with Ministries of Education in foreign countries for licensure and accreditation of Distance Learning and on-line degree programs. Under the direction of Dr. Stephen R. Barnhart IBEC provides executive and professional placement services for major manufacturing companies. Dr. Stephen Barnhart is instrumental in restructuring Non-Profit Religious Organizations of proven credibility. With is assistance, business entities are provided a variety of legal protections against loss of major assets. Dr. Stephen R. Barnhart also prepares amendments to manage outdated corporate structures, bringing them current and affording the appropriate asset coverage. Dr. Stephen R. Barnhart further assists his clientele in the establishment of Articulation Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding between client Universities.
- International University of Panama
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Higher Education Administration
While attending International University of Panama, Dr. Stephen R. Barnhart earn the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. The University establishes International Relations and cooperative programs for their selective studies. After graduation, Dr. Stephen R. Barnhart was appointed the position of Associate Professor.
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