EMBA Faculty

Powerful Teaching from the Best in the Business

Bloch Executive MBA students learn from world-renowned faculty with impressive records of business, research, and teaching excellence.

Bloch School faculty bring richly diverse and impressive backgrounds and come from top schools across the country. They are also award-winning scholars, authors, and educators with international reputations. Bloch faculty love what they do, and it shows. They are highly-accessible and engaged, offering Bloch Executive MBA students a stimulating and collaborative learning environment.

A sample of EMBA program faculty include:

David Donnelly
Dean | Professor of Accountancy
Ph.D., University of Illinois

David Donnelly has extensive experience in public accounting and auditing, and regularly serves as a consultant and expert witness on accounting issues. His recent research interests include how behavioral factors lead to dysfunctional audit behaviors and turnover. Donnelly has authored more than 20 national and international journal articles, and is the winner of numerous teaching and research awards.

Dave Donnelly teaches the first semester accounting course in the Bloch Executive MBA.

Gary Baker
Senior Fellow, Bloch School Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Gary Baker holds an MPA in Healthcare Administration and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from UMKC. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executives program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, State and Local Program. Baker was a successful CEO for over 20 years and is the current Director of Community Building Initiatives for the UMKC Bloch School's nationally ranked Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Gary is an expert in nonprofit leadership, high performing boards, and CEO performance. He is active on many civic boards and councils.

Gary Baker teaches the Bloch Executive MBA Public Policy course and oversees the Public Policy residency in Washington, D.C.

Doranne Hudson
Executive in Residence and Visiting Instructor
M.B.A., Harvard University

Doranne Hudson's corporate experience includes 23 years of marketing and general management at the Gillette Company and at Hallmark Cards, Inc. where she was a senior vice-president and a corporate officer. Her research, teaching, and consulting work include organizational influence and political agility, leader self-awareness and development, networks and social capital, leading change, strategic communication, and leader values.

Doranne Hudson teaches about power, influence, and persuasion in the Bloch Executive MBA.

Clancy Martin
Associate Professor of Business Ethics Associate Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin

Clancy Martin has published multiple books focusing on business ethics and the history of morality, including the business ethics textbooks Honest Work (Oxford University Press) and Above the Bottom Line (Wadsworth Publishing); Love, Lies, and Marriage (Farrar Straus & Giroux, forthcoming); The Philosophy of Deception (Oxford University Press, forthcoming); and the novel How to Sell (Farrar Straus and Giroux). Martin studies 19th and 20th Century European philosophy after Kant, the intersections of philosophy and literature, and the ethics of advertising and selling. He has founded or co-founded several entrepreneurial ventures, including the Quikset Company. Martin regularly consults and provides programs in business ethics for corporations and organizations around the world. He is one of "The Ethics Professors" on NPR's Walt Bodine Show.

Clancy Martin is the resident philosopher in the Bloch Executive MBA program, and he embeds his ethical curriculum in courses throughout the Bloch Executive MBA.

Lee Bolman
Professor of Leadership
Ph.D, Yale University

Lee Bolman is an author, scholar, consultant and lecturer who holds the Marion Bloch Missouri Chair in Leadership at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC. Bolman's teaching and writing over the last three decades have explored the intersection of organizations and leadership. In recent years, Bolman's work has been primarily conceptual and philosophical, with occasional empirical studies. Bolman favors the space and freedom to develop an argument that writing books offers as opposed to writing articles, and his primary interest is in writing for managers and students of management, trying to distill the products of management scholarship into clear, succinct and practical lessons for leadership.

Lee Bolman will oversee the first semester residency program and will teach three management courses in the 3rd and 4th semesters.

Michael Song
Charles N. Kimball, MRI/Missouri Endowed Chair in Management of Technology and Innovation; Professor of Marketing
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Michael Song is the No. 1 innovation management scholar in the world. He is one of the most cited and prolific researchers in the management of technology. Song has conducted research and consulted with more than 300 major multinational companies and government agencies. His consulting projects include evaluating R&D projects using real options, new venture strategies and evaluation; and designing product innovation processes. Song has assisted in creating several new ventures in high-tech industries; he and co-author Mark Parry are the recipients of the 2005 Excellence in Global Marketing Research Award by the American Marketing Association.

Michael Song teaches and coordinates the Innovation Residency in the Bloch Executive MBA Program.

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