Wake Forest Executive Education draws upon the substantial experience of our School of Business faculty for all open enrollment and custom engagements. Faculty Leaders have extensive leadership, coordination and planning responsibilities in each and every program to help ensure the final product is a “professionally designed, managerially relevant, and an exceptionally well-taught educational experience.”
We’d like to introduce you to a few of our exceptional faculty…
Dr. Patrick Sweeney
Dr. Patrick Sweeney is a Professor of the Practice of Management and the Executive Director of Wake Forest School of Business’ Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character. He is an experienced senior leader-practitioner with over 39 years of experience leading high performing organizations and scholar whose research focuses on leader, leadership, and organizational development.
“Content for Executive Education needs to be proven, practical, and effective. Leaders learn best through hands-on applications and discussion with fellow leaders.”
Dr. John Sumanth
John Sumanth is the James Farr Fellow and Associate Professor of Management at the Wake Forest University School of Business. His research focuses on issues of communication (voice/feedback/whistleblowing), leadership, and status, and to date, his research has appeared in several of the premier management/applied psychology journals in the field. John is an award-winning teacher and has extensive corporate consulting experience, including coaching, teaching and mentoring assistant coaches and student-athletes (e.g., Wake Forest Athletics), senior-level executives (e.g., ExxonMobil, Royal Caribbean, Wells Fargo, Huber Engineered Woods, Vulcan Materials) and top US military officers and government leaders (e.g., Army, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations, Veterans Affairs).
“One of the great privileges and benefits of teaching in the executive education program is being able to work closely with and learn from senior leaders and executives from a variety of industries and disciplines who seek cutting-edge knowledge to address their important people-related challenges. Whether it’s discussing the ways to create high-performing teams, developing an engaged and motivated workforce, or enhancing creativity and the quality of organizational decision-making, the ongoing conversations and short- and long-term engagement we are able to foster with these leaders through these educational experiences is invaluable.”
Dr. Kenny Herbst
Dr. Kenny Herbst is the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Business Program, a Sisel Faculty Fellow, and an Associate Professor of Marketing in the School of Business at Wake Forest University. Dr. Herbst’s expertise includes consumer behavior/psychology, strategic marketing, and food marketing.
“Teaching in our Wake Forest School of Business Executive Education Program has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Attendees, from companies small to large, are asked to arrive with a business challenge. We work on their challenges in small groups so that they receive not only my feedback — but also the feedback of their fellow executive attendees. Attendees return to the office with insights gleaned from case-based learning and highly engaging and thought-provoking marketing discussions.”
Dr. Jeffrey Camm
Dr. Jeffrey Camm is Associate Dean of Business Analytics and the Inmar Presidential Chair in Business Analytics at the Wake Forest University School of Business. His scholarship is on the application of optimization modeling to difficult decision problems in a diverse set of application areas including, operations planning and scheduling, supply chain optimization, product design, and conservation.
“I am passionate about helping companies understand the analytics landscape and how analytics can be leveraged to drive value in their organizations. Some companies are too focused on the technology, data and buzz words. To be successful with analytics, you need to start with the business problem and bring to the table only the necessary data and technology needed to solve the problem. The ability to properly define a significant problem to solve, whose solution will drive ROI, is a big part of the challenge.”