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Co-Director & Emeritus Professor – Senior Scholar in Residence

Ron Pfeiffer joined the faculty of Boise State University in 1979 after graduating with a Master of Science in Health Education from the University of Oregon. He launched the athletic training education program (ATEP) in 1980 and one year later the program received approval from the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. This was the first program of its kind in Idaho and one of only a handful in the Intermountain West. Ron earned an EdD degree from Brigham Young University in 1985 with a focus on the scientific analysis of human motion.

In 2002, Ron collaborated with a local group of Orthopedic surgeons along with engineering and biology faculty to start the Center for Orthopedic and Biomechanics Research (COBR) which was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education two years later. The Center continues today conducting research that seeks to answer clinical questions using state-of-the-art motion analysis technology. In 2014, Ron partnered with Michelle Ihmels, Director of Wellness Services to create BroncoFit. Now in it’s fourth year, BroncoFit is a campus-wide wellness program that serves both students and employees in the Boise State University community.

In 2015, Ron partnered with Angeli Weller in the College of Business and Economics to launch the Blue Sky Institute (BSI) with support from both the COBE and the College of Health Sciences (COHS).

Previously, Ron served as Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology for over a
decade and was Department Chair of Kinesiology for five years. He went on to serve as an Associate Dean in both the College of Education and COHS consecutively for three years.

Ron officially retired from Boise State University in the spring of 2016. He currently lives with his wife Linda in S.E. Idaho, near Grand Targhee Ski Resort.


Co-Director & Executive in Residence at the College of Business and Economics

Angeli Weller has been a passionate advocate for innovation, integrity, and inclusion in business and the capital markets through her roles in the private sector, as a business owner and as an international scholar. Currently she researches, writes and consults on compelling business ethics and responsibility issues and the business innovations that can result from them. She is the former director of ethics at KPMG, where she served as a company-wide resource on integrity and corporate responsibility and the founder of Earthpaw, a for-profit company turned social venture that now funds innovative and sustainable solutions to animal welfare concerns. Angeli has a PhD from Copenhagen Business School, where she was a Fellow with the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. Angeli also holds a BA with honors in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Cambridge University, where she was a Gates Scholar.

Angeli serves on the board of directors for Saint Alphonsus Hospital Foundation and Lee Pesky Learning Center Endowment and is on the board of advisors for GoodWell and Boise State Honors College.