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Professor Ben King

Full Professor of Practice; Director of Interdisciplinary Programs, Bern Beatty Faculty Fellow

Professor Ben King joined the business faculty of Wake Forest University in 2007. He teaches entrepreneurship, negotiations, and management to both undergraduate and graduate students. He also manages the Summer Management Program, a business "boot camp" for liberal arts students. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia.

Previous to joining Wake Forest University, Professor King's 16-year career in private industry included general management, sales and marketing, business venturing and strategy, supply chain management, and human resources responsibilities. Most recently, he served in executive positions for York International, a global Fortune 500 manufacturer of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration units. These executive assignments included Vice President of the Aftermarket Group and Vice President of Human Resources as well as serving as Executive Champion for York's Diversity Council. He also served as Chairman of the State Board of Community Colleges, a 23 college system with 225,000 students, for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Presently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Allegacy Credit Union and the Board of Advisors of TW Garner Food Company, Amarr Garage Doors, and RS&A, Inc. He also provides advisory and governance roles in several start-up and family businesses.

General Management; Sales and Marketing; Business Venturing and Strategy; Supply Chain Management; Human Resources

  • MBA, Wake Forest University- 2007
  • , University of Virginia, Darden School of Business (The Executive Program) - 1999
  • BA, University of Virginia (History) - 1989

Teaching Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Negotiations
  • Management
  • General Business

  • 2011 - Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Contributions to the Classroom and Student Life, Wake Forest University