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David Banner

Senior Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Degree Program Ph.D. Management

David K. Banner, PhD, was Professor of Leadership and Director of an innovative MBA program based on ethics and values at the Dahl School of Business, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI . He now mentors PhD students in Leadership and Organizational Change at Walden University in Minneapolis. From 2003-2007, he was the Director of the MBA program at Viterbo, essentially starting the program from scratch, recruiting students, setting up a Board of Advisors, hiring and mentoring faculty and getting the program accredited. He is the author of 6 books, 30 journal articles, and 35 conference papers on transformational leadership, self-management, new paradigm organization design, ethics and integrity in business and related topics. In his varied career, he has been an aerospace engineer for NASA, an Army officer in Vietnam, a management consultant for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, an entrepreneur, a university professor and an author.

Courses Taught

MGMT 8100 - Dissertation Mentoring

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation

SBSF 7100 - Research Forum


PhD, Northwestern University

MS, Northwestern University

MBA, University of Houston

BS, Univ. of Texas (Arlington)

Public Service

Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School, Board Member - Viroqua, WI United States

Youth Initiative High School, Board Member - Viroqua, WI United States

Viroqua Food Coop, Board of Directors - Viroqua, WI United States

Awards / Honors

Distinguished Teaching Award, University of New Brunswick, 1975

Teaching honors: Nominated for Outstanding Teacher, 1995

University Research Excellence Award, University of the Pacific, 1994

Eberhardt Teacher/Scholar Award, University of the Pacific, 1992

Podesto Award for Teaching, Coaching and Counseling, University of the Pacific, 1994


Frizzell, D., Banner, D. K., Hoon, S. (2016). A Phenomenological Investigation of Leader Development and Mindfulness Meditation. Journal of Social Change.

Banner, D. K. (2010). Agility and the Need for Transformation. Culture and Religious Review Journal.

Banner, D. K. (2016). Frederic Laloux, REINVENTING ORGANIZATIONS. Journal of Social Change.

Banner, D. K., Lao, T. (2013). Complexity and Change. Leadership Excellence.


Banner, D. K. (2005). Discovering Your Life Purpose. Round River Institute.

Banner, D. K. (2004). Dreaming the Driftless University.

Banner, D. K. (2003). Ethical Business Investing. Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School.

Banner, D. K. (1993). Moving to an Empowered Work Force; From Theory X to Theory Y. SGIC.