William Van Buskirk, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and Leadership
Office: College Hall 407E
Management Professor William Van Buskirk received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. He has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Cleveland State University and a B.A. in English from La Salle University. His teaching and research interests lie in the area of Organizational Culture. He currently teaches the Strategy capstone course to undergraduates and MBA students.
From 1985 to 1988 Van Buskirk was a consultant to several companies in Japan. His clients included The Project Management Institute, The Engineering Advancement Society of Japan and the Canon Corporation. From 1996 to 2000 he was a Senior Fellow at the Urban Partnership Society, an organization sponsored by the Ford Foundation.
Van Buskirk has extensive experience in conducting management seminars in areas related to Organizational Culture and Management. He has won several awards for his scholarly papers including a best paper award from the Academy of Management. His book of poems, This Wild Joy that Thrills Outside the Law has recently won the Joie de Vivre Poetry Contest. It will be published in the Winter of 2011.
Areas of Expertise
- Organizational Cultures
- Group Dynamics
- Strategic Management
- Ph.D., Case Western University
- M.A., Cleveland State University
- B.A., La Salle University
- Strategic Management
- Organizational Behavior
Van Buskirk, W. & London, M. Poetry as Deep Intelligence: a qualitative approach for the Organizational Behavior Classroom. Journal of Management Education, In process (2011).
Van Buskirk, W. & London, M. Inviting the Muse into the Classroom: Poetic License in Management Education. Journal of Management Education, Volume 32, Number 3. June 2008.
Van Buskirk, W. & McGrath, D. Organizational Cultures as Holding Environments: A Psychodynamic Look at Organizatonal Symbolism. Human Relations, Volume 52, No. 6.
Bigelow, J., Seltzer, J, Van Buskirk, W. Garcia, J, Keleman, D., Hall, J, Schor, S. Management Skills in Action: Four Teaching Models. Journal of Management Education, Volume 23, No. 4.
Ryan, F., Smither, J., Soven, M., Sullivan, W. & Van Buskirk, W. Appreciative Inquiry: Using Personal Narratives to Initiate School Reform. The Clearing House, Volume 72, No. 3. (Acceptance rate 21-30%)
2005 McGrath, D., Donovan, R, Schier-Peleg, B. and Van Buskirk, W. The Collaborative Advantage: Lessons From K-16 Educational Reform. Lanham, Maryland. Rowman & Littlefield Education. October.
2011 Van Buskirk, W. This Wild Joy that Thrills Outside the Law: Poems. Philadelphia, Pa. Mad Poets Society.
2009 Van Buskirk, W. & London, M. Poetry as Deep Intelligence. Presented at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Charleston, South Carolina. June.
2009 Van Buskirk, W. & London, M. The Poetry Wall: Using Poetic Language
to Enrich Our Teaching and Transform the Classroom. Invited presentation at Lilly East Conference on College and University Teaching. University of Delaware. Newark, DE.. April 16-17.
2008 Van Buskirk, W. & London, M. Poetry as Deep Intelligence. Presented at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Babson College. Wellesley, MA.
2007 Van Buskirk, W. & London, M. Welcoming the Muse into the Classroom: Poetic License in Management Education. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Pepperdine University. Malibu CA.
2007 Organizational Culture from the Inside Out: making symbols work from the Dean’s Office. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Washington, D.C.
2006 Organizational Culture from the Inside Out: making symbols work from the Dean’s Office. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Orlando, FL.