Ph.D., M.A., Northwestern University; M.B.A., University of Houston; B.S., The University of Texas

Research Interests

Self-management; self-managed work teams; transformational leadership; organizational change; organization structure; creating empowered organizations


Dr. Banner mentors doctoral students in organization and management at Walden. Previously, he was a professor of leadership at the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University, where he helped recruit students, create a board of advisors, hire and mentor faculty, and attain accreditation for the M.B.A. program. He has written six books, 30 journal articles, and 35 conference papers on transformational leadership, self-management, new paradigm organization design, ethics and integrity in business, and related topics. Earlier in his career, he worked as an aerospace engineer for NASA; a management consultant for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.; and an entrepreneur.