- Business Administration Department
- B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
- MBA, Trevecca Nazarene University
- DBA, Georgia State University
With the full knowledge that every new day can be better than yesterday, Chris lives each day. His passion awakens in the ability to share the immense power of the “butterfly effect” in the arenas of business and our life journey.
Chris, originally from Defiance, Ohio, teaches in the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies for both the Business of Management and Leadership program as well as the Masters of Business Administration degree for Trevecca Nazarene University.
Before obtaining his Doctorate in Business Administration, he worked in sales and research and development for an industrial manufacturing company for over 20 years. He was instrumental in growing the company year over year, gaining new business, acquiring quality vendors, and promoting new products to new and prospective buyers. His knowledge of the business world is both empirical and academic. He is passionate about equipping students to become leaders in their personal lives and work through strategic business and managerial concepts. Dr. Gabers also volunteers as a life coach to fellow knowledge seekers working on achieving balance in their lives, focusing on the mind, body, and spirit - which he calls The Balance Code.
Dr. Gabers received his Executive Doctorate in Business from Georgia State University. Before this, he received his Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors in Management and Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University. He additionally has conferred masters certificates in Negotiation as well as Business Excellence from Notre Dame University and Vanderbilt University, respectively.
He currently splits his time between Nashville and Florida’s Emerald Coast with his wife, Amanda of 18 years, and their five children, Everett, Christian, Teagan, Marasol, and Samuel.