College of Management and Technology
School of Management
Degree ProgramDoctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Dr. Cheryl Lentz, known as The Academic Entrepreneur and Doc C to her students, is the multi award winning publisher of the internationally acclaimed series, The Refractive Thinker® -a collaboration of more than 150 contributing doctoral scholars from around the world. As President of The Lentz Leadership Institute, she is dedicated to publishing exceptional dissertation research. She is also an 18-time award winning author known globally for her writings as an authority on leadership, as well as critical and refractive thinking. As an accomplished university professor, speaker, editor, and consultant, she is a highly sought after expert who thousands to apply critical thinking skills to problem solve in record time.
Dr. Lentz is a Senior Contributing Faculty Member for Walden University that includes teaching classes for the DBA program, as well as being a doctoral mentor/chair and serving as a second committee member and URR, to include special committee assignments.
She was selected as Faculty of the Year for the DBA program in 2016.
Doctorate of Management (DM), University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies - Phoenix, AZ United States
MS, Troy University - Troy, AL United States
BA, University of Illinois-Urbana
Awards / Honors
Walden Woods Exemplar, Walden University, 2012
Faculty Excellence Award, , 2016
Alumni Community Service Award, University of Phoenix, 2012
2010 Axiom Book Awards: Bronze Medalist: The Refra, , 2010
2010 Next Generation Award Finalist: The Refractiv, , 2010
2011 Next Generation Award Finalist: The Refractiv, , 2011
2012 Next Generation Award Finalist: The Consumer, , 2012
Lentz, C. (2007). Strategic Decision-Making in Organizational Performance: A Quantitative Study in Employee Inclusiveness
Lentz, C. (2010). Journey Outside the Golden Palace: A Story of Transformation
Lentz, C. (2012). The Consumer Learner: Emerging Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education
Lentz, C. (2011). Effective Study Skills in 5 Simple Steps
Lentz, C. (2009). The Refractive Thinker: Vol I: Ch 10: Fail Faster, Succeed Sooner
Lentz, C. (2009). The Refractive Thinker: Vol II: Ch 3: The Modified Ask-the-Experts Delphi Method: The Conundrum of HR Experts on Management Participation
Lentz, C. (2011). The Refractive Thinker® Vol II (2nd):Ch 12: Epilogue: The Future of Innovative Thought.
Lentz, C., Blando, J., Robinson, T. (2010). The Refractive Thinker: Vol IV: CH 9 Globalization of Body Language
Lentz, C. (2010). The Refractive Thinker®:Vol V: The Concept-Where Do We Go From Here? : Epilogue: The Refractive Thinker®
Lentz, C. (2011). Ch 6: The Consumer Learner: Shifts in the Teacher/Student Relationship; Student as Customer;The Refractive Thinker®:Vol VI: Post-Secondary Education The Refractive Thinker®
Woodruff, T., Lentz, C. (2012). The Refractive Thinker: Vol VII: Ch 1: Social Responsibility of Doctoral Scholars The Refractive Thinker®:
Mathur, N., Lentz, C. (2014). The Refractive Thinker: Vol VIII: Ch 7 Effective Motivation and Communication Strategies for Faculty in Higher Education
Lentz, C. (2016). The Refractive Thinker®:Vol X: Ch 10: The Implications of Quad D on Leadership Success
Mathur, N., Lentz, C. (2017). The Refractive Thinker®:Vol XIII: Ch 10 The Effectiveness of Teaching Entrepreneurship Programs in Higher Education