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Brian William Bridgeforth, PhD

Senior Core Part-Time Professor, School of Business

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Leadership
  • Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Change
  • Research/Research Methods

Education:

  • M.S., (24 credits), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI                           
  • Ph.D., Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • M.B.A., University of Phoenix, Phoenix,  AZ
  • M.S., (15 credits), University of Wisconsin, Menomonie, WI
  • M.A., University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
  • B.S., Viterbo College, La Crosse, WI
  • A.A.S., Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Dissertation:

  • ​Leadership as Role and Relationship in Social Dynamics: An Exploratory Study Seeking a Leadership Archetype.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Leadership
  • Management Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Change

Select Publications:

  • Essentials of Scholarly Writing (In draft). Copy available upon request. Co-authored with Yuliya Grecu, Ed.D.
  • Dissertation & Scholarly Writing Guide (In draft). Copy available upon request.
  • A primary objective for organizations to develop leadership capacity: Applying the best leadership theories for practical outcomes. (2018). Co-authored with Mariya Markova, DA & Svetlana Todorova. Ph.D.
  • Leadership as Role and Relationship in Social Dynamics: An Exploratory Study Seeking a Leadership Archetype. (2009) Dissertation. Walden University.
  • Defining leadership: A concept paper. (2007). Knowledge Area Module: Research Design. Walden University.
  • Phenomenology. (2007). Knowledge Area Module: Selected Research Methods. Walden University.
  • Exploration into social construction through comparative inspection of phenomenology, case study, and ethnography. (2007). Knowledge Area Module: Research Methods. Walden University.
  • Organizational Change – Strategic Execution Model (2007). Development by Design.
  • Revisiting Lewin, rethinking lessons learned (2007). Development by Design.
  • Predicting change outcomes (2007). Development by Design.
  • Has change changed? (2007). Development by Design.
  • Book Review: Managing People and Organizations in Changing Contexts. (2007). Emergence: Complexity and Organization (E:CO), 9(4).
  • Leadership is as leadership does (2006). Applied Management and Decision Sciences Conference, Dallas TX. Proceedings: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.103.4703&rep=rep1&type=pdf
  • Strategic execution: Synthesizing strategic management, change management principles, and project management. (2006). Knowledge Area Module: Application of Organizational Change Models. Walden University.
  • Change failure: A meta-analysis. (2006). Knowledge Area Module: Current Research Model of Org Change and Development. Walden University.
  • A historical review of theory and practice: Lewin to present. (2006). Knowledge Area Module: Model of Organization Change and Development. Walden University.
  • Advancing the practice of leadership: A curriculum (2005). The Journal of Leadership Education4(1), 4-30. Available: http://www.journalofleadershiped.org/index.php/vol-4-iss-1.
  • Toward a general theory of social systems (2005). The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy25(10/11), 54-83.
  • A competency based graduate leadership program. (2004). Knowledge Area Module: Professional Practice: Application of a Theory of Leadership Development. Walden University.
  • A synthesis of leadership theory as a trait-behavior phenomenon]. (2005). Knowledge Area ModuleCurrent Research on Leadership Development, Walden University.
  • Leadership: Societal requisite or collective social fantasy. (2005). Knowledge Area ModuleClassical and Emerging Paradigms of Leadership. Walden University.
  • Allergy Associates: A case study (2004). Knowledge Area ModuleProfessional Practice and Organizational Systems. Walden University.
  • A synthesis of general systems theory, open systems theory, living systems theory, and chaos theory into a general theory of social systems (2004). Knowledge Area ModuleCurrent Research in Organizational Systems. Walden University.
  • An exploratory study of general systems theory, open systems, theory, living systems theory, and chaos theory. (2004). Knowledge Area ModuleTheories of Organizational and Social Systems. Walden University.