College of Management and Technology
School of Management
Degree ProgramDoctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Dr. Denise Land has thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with students of higher education because the students bring so much work and life experience to the classroom. The environment of mutual sharing is much enjoyed. Dr. “D” as identified by her students has taught in a variety of fields since the 1970s. Academically, she has taught in the fields of social work, human services, management, leadership, business administration, and research methodology since 2003. Activities with Walden University include doc study mentorship and committee participation, plus URR activities, course subject-matter contributions, and faculty responsibilities for multiple strategic planning, leadership, and research methodology courses.
Professionally, experience includes both for-profit and non-profit organization management, leadership, and administration, with professional training in the areas of organization development, leadership, human, and education services. Business and social work professional experience since the 1970s has evolved into volunteer activities includes bringing social change to families in our communities through, network building, resource, and care-giver supports. Volunteer activities include small business owner mentoring, community building network participation, in addition to making quilts for hospice patients.
Experience and responsibilities include fund development, budget/finance administration, community relations, multi-agency collaboration and integration strategies, organization development, and family support program technical assistance. Collaborative activities include working closely with regional social services and community based organizations to re-enforce, sustain, and improve policy implementation and cross-system efforts at the family service level. Consulting work since the 1990s includes coordination, collaboration, and networking areas with community and school-based integrated service sites and have facilitated public-private collaborative efforts to bring family-centered services to families and communities with an emphasis on designing neighborhood systems with strong resident involvement, self-advocacy and empowerment practices to prevention child abuse and neglect. Dr. D. also provides volunteer mentoring and consultation to small business enterprises and doctoral students working through their dissertation process.
Professionally, project management experience includes working both with multiple school districts and a large non-profit organization, along with several additional multi-organization project consortiums. For instance, professional experience includes concept and project formulation for multi-million dollar multiple organization service development, that included the strategic assessment, analysis, project formulation and projection, along with implement and risk assessment. Following project implement, project outcome assessment continued with regular evaluation of project indicator achievement and outcomes. In most cases, Dr. D was either the project leader or a significant member of the leadership team. Project management activities included: project lifecycle management, scope definition, impact assessment and management, outsourcing, contracting, and process prioritization.
Dr. D has a Masters of Social Work, a Bachelors of Science in Gerontology, and a Doctorate of Management.
DDBA 8006 - Contemporary Challenges in Business
DDBA 8100/1 - Doctoral Study Mentoring
DDBA 8151 - Organization Leadership Doc Theory Practice
DDBA 8160/1 - Business Strategy and Innovation
DDBA 8427 - Applied Rsch Method Qual & Quant
DDBA 8991 - Qual. & Case Rsch Business Analysis
DDBA 9000/1 - Doctoral Study Completion
RECU/RESI 8301/2 - Residency
Doctorate of Management (DM), University of Phoenix
Gerontology BS, CSU-Sacramento
Heart and Home Hospice Care, Volunteer - Deschutes, OR United States
Deschutes County Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer - Deschutes, OR United States
Auburn/Foresthill Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer - Placer County, CA United States
Awards / Honors
Essential Faculty, University of Phoenix, 2008
Golden Key National Honor Society, California State University, Sacramento, 1995
Phi Alpha Honor Society, California State University, Sacramento, 1993
McNealy, T., Land, D. Mommy’s goals vs. reality: Managing, school, work, and family
Land, D. Knowledge Management Strategies: Member Checked for Credibility and Dependability
Land, D. L. (2018). Nonprofit and for-profit heathcare organization satisfaction based on compensation packages.
Brill, J., Balcanoff, K., Herrburger, W., Land, D. (2017). Engaging Employees Successfully in Project Management Practice International Journal of Management, Information Technology and Engineering
Groves, J., Land, D. (2017). Effective Strategies of Military Veteran Small Business Owners Journal of Business and General Management Journal
Matyus, J., Land, D. (2016). Increasing Productivity of Employees Post Downsizing International Journal of Research and Current Development
Land, D., Brill, J., Balcanoff, K., Gogarty, M., Turner, F. (2014). Best practices in doctoral retention: Mentoring Higher Learning Research Communications
Hamersley, W., Land, D. (2015). Building Productivity in Virtual Project Teams Revista de Gestao e Projectos – GeP
Land, D. (2015). Doctoral Mentoring and Research Leading to Emerging Technologies
Blando, J., Grant, G., Hanson, D., Land, D. L. (2017). Millennials: Disparity of work needs as an entrepreneur