PhD, BBA, Georgia State University

Research Interests

Organizational learning and performance; leadership


Dr. Barksdale joined Walden in 2013. He has served as faculty member at The University of Memphis; Union University in Jackson, Tenn.; and Tennessee State University, in addition to adjunct faculty roles with Liberty University and Grand Canyon University. He also served as the dean of the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. He has served as vice president and director of human resources and acting  director of operations, marketing, and acquisitions for a large privately held automotive organization. Dr. Barksdale has written and published articles on various topics related to business management and leadership and served on the board of several nonprofit institutions, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and in an advisory capacity for athletic and academic programs at Hillcrest High School in Memphis, Tenn. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management and sits on the editorial board for Intellectbase International Consortium journals and international meetings.