Brian Albright, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business

Brian Albright is an Assistant Professor of Business at Trinity Western University. Dr. Albrights area of focus is encouraging both for-profit and non-profit organizations towards intentional business strategies which target human flourishing and poverty alleviation. Prior to joining TWU, Brian lived in Kenya working with NGOs in a variety of fields incorporating developmental and income generating strategies. He was most recently the Director of Business Development for Living Room Ministries International (LRMI), a health care organization focused on life threatening illness or hospice care, which includes an income generating funeral home and mortuary business. Dr. Albright previously taught at Hope International University in Fullerton, CA, USA. Dr. Albright holds a BA and MBA from Azusa Pacific University, an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Eastern University.

Brian's strongest passion is for students who are, or desire to live cross-culturally pursuing business opportunities that have the potential for great impact on the world and the common good, particularly in areas with disenfranchised communities, extreme poverty, and unreached with the Gospel.

PHD Organizational Leadership (Eastern University)

MA Intercultural Studies (Fuller Seminary)

MBA (Azusa Pacific University)

BA Business Administration (Azusa Pacific University)


Social Entrepreneurship and Business as Mission

Scholarship Interests and Involvement

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business as Mission
  • Virtue and Character Ethics
  • Organizational Justice

Awards & Honors

2014 Dissertation Award, Eastern University -- Title "When Business is the Mission: A Study of Faith-Based Social Business in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Recent Publications

Albright, Brian. 2015. “When Business is the Mission: Spiritual and Social Outcomes of Faith-Based Social Business in Sub-Saharan Africa”. William Carey International Development Journal, Vol 4, Issue 1: Spring.

Albright, Brian, Min-Dong Paul Lee and Steve Rundle. 2014. “Scholars Needed: The Current State of Business as Mission Research.” BAM Scholarship and Research Issue Group Report, Business as Mission Think Tank.


“Will Kenyans Pay for Hospice and Palliative Care,” Conference Presentation / 2018

Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association Conference, Nairobi, Kenya

“Entrepreneurship” One Week Intensive Course in MBA Program / 2016

Kairos University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

“BAM: A Strategic Church Planting Model,” Workshop Presenter / 2015

International Conference on Missions (ICOM), Richmond, VA 

“The Purpose of Business in Accomplishing God’s Mission,” Keynote Address / 2015

Korea Association of Logos Management (KALM) Conference, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

“Cross-Cultural Lessons Learned: Pre-existing Racial Hierarchical Stereotypes in Partnership,” Workshop Presenter/ 2014

Marketplace Revolution Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

"Practicality of Matthew 28 on the Mission Field”, Chapel Speaker / Spring 2006

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA)
  • International Leadership Association
  • Christian Community Development Association
  • Society for Business Ethics
  • Sigma Beta Delta Honors Society
  • Editorial Board Member -

IDIS 410 - Influencing the Changing Workplace: An Interdisciplinary Christian Perspective

BUSI 110 - Business in the Global Market

ECON 330 - Theory and Practice of Development