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David C. McKinney

David McKinney Westcliff University College of Business David C. McKinney Dean, College of Business EDUCATION: Ph.D. City and Regional Planning, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1976 M.S. Planning, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1968 B.A. Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1967 AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Organizational Leadership Strategic Management Global Business Management Entrepreneurship Human Resource Management Marketing/Merchandising Risk Management Working Capital Management Financial/Investment Planning Conflict Resolution Ethics Dr. McKinney received from the Illinois Institute of Technology his Doctorate in City and Regional Planning in 1976, a Master of Science in Planning in 1968 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1967.With more than 30 years of teaching experience, he has previously taught at such schools as: National University, Western International University, College for Financial Planning, the GIA School of Business, Santa Fe Community College, Arizona State University and Butler University.He has conducted seminars and management training programs throughout the world in such locations as: London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Johannesburg. Dr. McKinney has accumulated more than 35 years of practical business experience in both the public and private sectors. He was the managing CEO of 26 businesses simultaneously which he had started. He has had international assignments in Italy, the UK, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Indonesia, Mexico, Iran, China and India.His expertise in business management, economics, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing and finance is globally respected and has been utilized by several U.S state legislatures, the Hudson Institute think tank and hundreds of various corporate clients. In regard to the philosophy and mission of Dr. McKinney, it is his intention to help lead the cutting edge of education as advocated by Westcliff University, which offers both hybrid and online courses in a non-traditional value-added compressed format, in recognition of specific marketplace needs. More importantly, a primary objective of Dr. McKinney is to make studying at Westcliff, practical, interesting and fun, while encouraging students to be logically critical of what they read and hear, both in and out of the classroom. In terms of economics, another objective of Dr. McKinney is to make the courses cost effective for the students, with lasting, lifetime rewards