Alex Hapka

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dr. Hapka is a contributing faculty member and former Tempo MBA coordinator in Walden’s College of Management and Technology. In his current role in Walden’s Tempo Competency-Based Education program, he works with academic coaches and manages CBE faculty to ensure an excellent student experience in this new and emerging modality. In addition, he works with subject matter experts to develop new MBA specialization competencies to augment the core competencies within the Tempo MBA degree program. He has taught various courses in the MBA program, including Fostering a Culture of Innovation, Financial Management, Healthcare Finance, and Capstone and served as a lead faculty for faculty development and evaluation.

Previously, Dr. Hapka was Chair, Graduate Studies in Management and Associate Professor of Business Administration at MidAmerica Nazarene University located in Olathe, KS.

He has over 30 years of research and technology management experience spanning the financial management, energy, and aerospace industries. Dr. Hapka has served on several boards of nonprofit organizations devoted to energy education and management.

Dr. Hapka earned a Ph.D. from New York University in finance and statistical applications, an M.S. in applied statistics from Stony Brook University, and a B.S. in mathematics from Manhattan College. He has published several journal articles and serves as a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and enjoys electric bicycle riding and various local community volunteer activities.

Courses Taught

WMBA 6070 - Financial Management

WMBA 6020 - Fostering a Culture of Creativity and Innovation

WMBA 6608 - Healthcare Financial Management and Economics


PhD, New York University

MS, Stony Brook University

BS, Manhattan College

Public Service

Kansas City Metropolitan Energy Center, Board Member - Kansas City

Kansas Electric Utility Research Program, Board Member - Topeka