Chris Beehner

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Dr. Beehner joined Walden University in 2016 as a Contributing Faculty member in the Doctor of Business Administration program, within the College of Management and Technology. He has more than six years of college and university teaching experience, and was previously employed in the supply chain management field. His research interests include sustainability, leadership, and workplace spirituality, and his doctorate degree was earned in the area of organizational leadership.
Dr. Beehner has published on the topic of workplace spirituality in a peer-reviewed academic journal, and written two chapters in major research manuals on the topic of sustainability within a business or leadership context. He has made sustainable business education presentations at the Earth Charter Institute in San Jose, Costa Rica, several conferences, and served as a panelist at a regional meeting of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). He has published books entitled Spirituality, Sustainability, and Success with Palgrave MacMillan, and Systems Leadership for Sustainability with Routledge.

Courses Taught

DDBA 8522 - Seminar in Sustainability


DBA, Northcentral University

MPA, City University Seattle

Awards / Honors

Delta Mu Delta, Business Honor Society, Northcentral University, 2015


Beehner, C. G., Blackwell, M. J. (2016). The impact of workplace spirituality on food service worker turnover intention. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion

Beehner, C. G. (2018). Spirituality, sustainability & success: Concepts and cases.


Beehner, C. G. (2018). Teaching sustainability to a traditional business audience. International Academy of Business and Public Administration Discipline