David Lawson, Ph.D., MBA

  • Trenton US-IL

Professor of Management / Management Consultant

Work History

Work History

Associate Professor of Management

Charleston Southern University

Faculty member in the Undergraduate and Graduate Schools of Business

  • Develop and teach courses in business and management in the Graduate and Undergraduate residential and distance learning programs
  • Served on graduate and undergraduate curriculum development committee
  • Arranged internships with local and regional organizations for both undergraduate and graduate students

Additional Duties

Develop and deliver courses for Virginia State Prison Rehabilitation program

  • Develop and teach courses in business and management in the Global MBA, Honors School,traditional Graduate and Undergraduate residential and distance learning programs
  • Committee member for ACBSP accreditation process
  • Arranged internships with local and regional organizations for both undergraduate and graduate students
Jul 2006 - Jul 2011

Associate Professor of Management

Liberty University

Chair, School of Business & Associate Professor of Management

Faculty member in The Graduate School, International MBA program, Honors School and School of Business programs

Chair – Liberty Business Program

  • Provide organizational leadership for day to day operations
  • Develop and mentor faculty for all business related courses
  • Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures Graduate and Undergraduate programs
  • Schedule and manage courses for 200 adjunct professors in the Graduate and Undergraduate distance learning programs
  • Manage course development and quality initiatives
  • Serve as mediator on student grade and student/faculty issues

Additional Duties

Develop and deliver courses for Virginia State Prison Rehabilitation program

  • Develop and teach courses in business and management in the Global MBA, Honors School,traditional Graduate and Undergraduate residential and distance learning programs
  • Committee member for ACBSP accreditation process
  • Arranged internships with local and regional organizations for both undergraduate and graduate students
Oct 2000 - Jul 2006

Assistant Professor of Managment

Fontbonne University

Faculty member in the Graduate and Undergraduate Schools of Business.

  • Conceptualized and developed classes in graduate and undergraduate programs in the areas of Management, Strategy and Organizational Development
  • Served on graduate curriculum development committee
  • Developed curriculum for Leadership specialization in graduate program
  • Served on Dean’s Admissions Initiative for International students

Education

Education
Oct 2004

Ph.D. - Strategic Management

Webster University
May 1999

MBA

Fontbonne University
Dec 1992

B.S.

Maryville University

Consulting Experience

Thred

Since 2000

Reporting to the CEO and President, independent consultant specializing and responsible for generation of business development and strategy, business and financial improvement, and cross-functional improvement.

Conferences

Eisenhower Leadership Seminar, Gettysburg, PA, 2010

Southern Academy of Management Conference, Ashville, NC, 2009

Maximum Impact Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2008

US Army Leadership Conference, Ft. Knox, KY, 2007 & 2009

Liberty University Faculty Development Conference, Liberty University, 2006 – Present

Christian Business Faculty Conference, Point Loma, CA 2005

Southwestern Academy of Management Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2004

Tri-Cor Industries

1994 - 1999

Reported to the Commanders, C4 & USTRANSCOM respectively, responsible for business and operational improvement of expert knowledge management program with 20 employees – Lean management, Business Process Management and strategic focus.

ITT / MCI International

1984 - 1992

Responsible for the development and implementation of business and organizational strategies of Fortune 100 organizations globally.Specific focus given to turn-around technology programs and organization change initiatives.

Getrontics Govt. Systems

1999 - 2000

Reported to the Commander, USTRANSCOM, responsible for business and operational improvement of logistics program with 15 employees – Lean management, Business Process Management and strategic focus.

Kronos

1992  1994

Responsible for the development and implementation of business and organizational strategies of Fortune 100 organizations nationally.Specific focus given to turn-around of stalled technology programs and technology strategies.

Summary

Dr. Lawson is an engaging, innovative and service-oriented professional with proven leadership skills. As a professor, he has designed and delivered courses in the areas of management and leadership, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and strategy to hundreds of students each year. As an administrator, he has served as Senator on the Faculty Senate, working on university and faculty initiatives

Dr. Lawson has over 20 years of corporate experience in both the private and public sectors in leadership roles. He has lead major initiatives on business revitalization/development, leading and driving change through organizational development initiatives and is considered a leading authority on organizational issues.

Dissertations & Thesis Committes

Michael Abeln, Ph.D. Dissertation, Webster University

Activities and Societies: Doctoral Dissertation on Data Governance and Enterprise Data Management

Patrick Goodenough, Ph.D. Dissertation, Webster University

Ethical leadership, values congruence, and work place deviance: An exploratory study

Kendrick Brunson, Ph.D. Dissertation, North Central University

Examining Relationships between Quality Perceptions, Satisfaction, and Student Brand Loyalty in a Higher Educational Organization

David Pemberton, Honors Thesis, Liberty University

FTAS and Thailand’s Recovery from the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management

Southern Academy of Management

Southwestern Academy of Management

Christian Business Faculty Association

Academic Interests

Application of Military Strategy in Modern Business Enviroments

Leadership Development and Sustainability

Evolutionary Theories of Strategy

Strategy Development in Asymmetrical Environments

University Service

ACBSP Accreditation Committee, Liberty University, 2009 - Present

Faculty Senate, Liberty University, 2006 –2010

Chair - Student Life Committee, Liberty University, 2006 – 2010

Graduate Curriculum Development Committee, Fontbonne University, 2002 – 2004

Graduate Curriculum Development Committee, American Intercontinental University, 2006 – 2009

Invited Presentations

Defining Organizational Change, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, February 2008

The Future of Human Resources, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, October 2007

Managing Change, Troy University, Troy AL, May 2006

Designing Effective Teams, Limestone College, Gaffney, SC, April 2006

Developing Leadership, Lee University, Cleveland, TN, March 2006

Organizational Forgetting, Albany State University, Albany, GA October 2006

Publications

In Progress

Creating Knowledge Capital for Sustainable Growth

Recrossing the Rubicon: A Strategic Mandate for Leadership

Virtual Leadership: Implementing Evolutionary Traits in a Global Environment

Co-Authoring with Dr. Mike Abeln

References

References

Kendrick Brunson, Ph.D.

Michael Abeln, Ph.D.

Brian Satterlee, Ph.D.

Greg Halford

Bruce Bell, Ph.D.