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Amber Gravett

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Degree Program Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Dr. Gravett is an experienced corporate leader of 25 years, and professor of business with a strong track record of helping create and strategy as operations for industry leaders like Apple, Microsoft, CVS, and JP Morgan Chase.

Dr. Gravett has been an online educator and student. She works with learners in Walden's DBA program as a capstone and dissertation mentor. As a former online learner herself, she fully appreciates the unique challenges of completing doctoral studies in a largely virtual capacity. Her twelve years of online business faculty experience also includes prior roles as a graduate and undergraduate professor with the University of Phoenix, American Inter Continental University, and Colorado Technical University. She also has several years working with doctoral learners on research coursework and committees with University of Phoenix.

She holds a PhD in organizational management, with dual specializations in international business and network technologies. Additional graduate and executive credentials in numerous facets of management and leadership complement her doctoral studies. Certifications in Lean, Six Sigma, Agile, and compliance provide real-world insights into applicability. Dr. Gravett also holds two patents for reloadable gift and benefits credit cards. This further demonstrates her strong ability to help learners understand exactly how to bring ideas and apply theory, tangibly and pragmatically in daily business life.

Acute concern for learner development enriches her results. Sincere interest in community improvement is reflected in a history of volunteerism and service with many organizations including regional Humane Society, YMCA, and Cystic Fibrosis boards. Recognized with numerous corporate and civic awards to that end including gubernatorial recognition, top performer awards from Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, Apple, University of Phoenix and online faculty of the year from Colorado Technical University.

Dr. Gravett specializes in international business, operationalization of strategy, and consumer experience research. Comfortable with a myriad of research techniques her favorites include multi-linear regression, Kano, Lin, and instrument design.


PhD, School of Business, Capella University - Minneapolis, MN United States

MA, School of Business, Whitworth University - Spokane, WA United States

Post-master's Certificate, School of ILR, Cornell University - Ithica, NY United States

Post-master's Certificate, School of Business, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL United States

Public Service

YMCA Piece Kitsap Counties, Board Member

Kitsap Humane Society, Board of Directors

DigiGirlz Ambassador and Corporate-Camp Volunteer, Volunteer - Redmond, WA United States

Veterans Program Liaison (Microsoft), Volunteer - Redmond, WA United States

U.S. Army Reserves, Participant

Awards / Honors

40 Under 40 (tri county area/Puget Sound), , Puget Sound Business Journal and Association, 2011

Business Faculty of the Year (adjunct), Colorado Technical University, 2008

Faculty Excellence Award, University of Phoenix, 2004

Faculty Excellence Award, University of Phoenix, 2003

ACE Award (top 1% performance award), JP Morgan Chase/WaMu, 2006

Performance & Leadership Award: Delight the Customer, Microsoft, 2015

Wooden Apple Award, Apple Computer, 1995

Governor's Actions Award , State of Washington, 1999


Gravett, A. (2019). Admission Stricture on Medical Schools and Long-Term Detriment to U.S. Healthcare. R.A.P.I.D. (online).

Gravett, A. (2018). Polyester Mafia and the Over-reliance Upon Clinicians for Business Functions in Acute Care Settings.

Gravett, A. (2008). $he: How Female Consumers Can Save Your Small Business, 10 Part Online Series of Articles.

Gravett, A., Dunleavy, J. (2002). Where is your business on the consumer insistence scale? . Business Week and Inc. Magazines.


Gravett, A. (2017). Change Management Models: Beyond Kotter.

Gravett, A. (2014). Lean Operations in Surgical Reform and Global Healthcare. Microsoft.

Gravett, A. (2012). Applications and Portability in Lean Six Sigma/Operations. Nav Sea Pacific Command.

Gravett, A. (1999). Color Theory and Consumerism Trends. Argentine Government.

Gravett, A. (2003). E-Customer Relationship Management,. South Korean Government.

Gravett, A. (1995). Technology and Female Global Economics. United Nations.

Gravett, A. (1997). Female Economic Consumerism. NHMA and Mexican Government.