PhD, Capella University; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; BS, Bemidji State University

Research Interests

Human resources; career development; leadership; organizational culture; strategic management; performance measurement; business ethics; poverty; corporate social responsibility


Dr. Dwyer has spent more than 30 years working in the public sector at the regional, national, and international levels. He leveraged his expertise to facilitate and strategically engage public-sector leadership to support accountability renewal, create Canada’s first Aboriginal Auditor Development Program, and develop and implement a public-sector human resource strategy for building an aboriginal executive cadre within the federal public service. Internationally, he is co-editor of Emerald Group Publishing’s Corporate Social Responsibility Special Edition Management Decision Journal series on relevant current global topics, including poverty, corporate ethics, environmental stewardship, and responsible management. His research has been published and presented at conferences and symposiums in Canada, Germany, China, Russia, South America, and the U.S. Dr. Dwyer is a faculty member in Walden’s DBA program and supports learners in the Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis course and in the Doctoral Study Mentoring and Doctoral Study Completion courses.