EMBA Faculty

Ken Blanchard EMBA Faculty and Program Leaders

EMBA Program Leadership

Dr. Ken Blanchard
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Colgate University; Ph.D., Cornell University

Ken is Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, founded in 1979 in San Diego, California. He is also a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees at Cornell University. Ken is cofounder of The Center for FaithWalk Leadership, which is dedicated to helping leaders walk their talk in the marketplace.

Ken has co-authored many books, including, but not limited to: The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, High Five!, Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager, Leadership by the Book, and Lead Like Jesus.

Ken Blanchard received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Cornell University, and his master's from Colgate University.

Dr. Margie Blanchard
Professor of Communication
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

As Co-Founder of The Ken Blanchard Companies, Margie works diligently to develop the company into one of the premier management consulting and training companies in the world. Margie now heads the firm's unique Office of the Future - a think tank charged with shaping the future of both the training industry and the company.

Margie served as president of the company from 1987-1997, leading its rapid growth and success. She coauthored The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life and Working Well: Managing for Health and High Performance.

Margie received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Cornell University and her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. Victoria Halsey
Adjunct Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development
B.A., University of California, Davis; M.A., San Diego State University; Ed.D., University of San Diego

Dr. Victoria Halsey is a dynamic speaker who specializes in increasing learning and leadership potential. As VP of Applied Learning at The Ken Blanchard Companies, Vicki seeks to achieve her mission of inspiring others to claim their greatness by designing large scale leadership and customer service programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, Toyota, Gap, Sony, and Wells Fargo.

Her newest book, Brilliance by Design: Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and ENGAGE, is a blueprint for teaching and learning success. The ENGAGE Model offers a systematic way to reach joyfully into the soul of learners and facilitate their brilliance so they can make a positive difference in the world.

Alan Youngblood
Ken Blanchard Companies

Alan Youngblood is a sought-after management consultant, seminar leader, and motivational speaker. The enthusiasm and humor he brings to every presentation is complemented by his corporate and operations experience.

He is well versed in a variety of topics including leadership, team building, customer service, managing change, personnel selection, and personal development. Prior to joining the Ken Blanchard Companies, Alan's experience included over 25 years of leadership responsibility, holding key management positions in operations, human resources, and general site and sales management.  



Dr. R. Kevin McClean
Professor of Marketing
B.A., King's College; MBA, St. John's University; D.P.S., Pace University

Dr. Moronke Oke
Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., University of Ilorin; MBA, Ph.D., Cardiff University

Dr. David Perkins
Associate Professor of Business
B.E.T Southwest Minnesota State University; M.T., M.B.A, Arizona State University; D.B.A., Anderson University

Dr. Daniel Smith
Adjunct Professor of Strategy
B.A., Whitman College; M.A, Middlebury College; MBA, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Dr. June Maul
Adjunct Professor of Management
B.S., M.I.T.; M.S., Farleigh Dickenson University; Ed.D, Rutgers

Mr. Taylor Carr
Adjunct Professor of Communication
B.A.,Harding University, M.A., University of Arkansas-Little Rock

Mr. Edward Kaplan, CPA
Adjunct Professor of Accounting
B.S; Northern Arizona University; M.B.A., Kent State University

Dr. Nicholas Markette
M.S., Grand Canyon University; Ed.D., Grand Canyon University  

Mr. Chuck Jarrell
M.B.A., West Virginia University 

Ms Kim Donaldson
Master of International Management - Thunderbird School of International Management

Program Administration

Dawn Vinh, MS
Program Manager - EMBA and Professional Studies
Ken Blanchard College of Business