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Lisa Kangas

Senior Core Faculty

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Degree Program Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Lisa M. Kangas, Ph.D. has served in various higher education leadership roles and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as mentored students and faculty, for more than 15 years in higher education. Dr. Kangas served in various leadership capacities, including Director for Academic Affairs, managing more than 200 faculty at three different campuses. In addition, she is an education consultant with more than 12 years and has more than 20 years of business experience, working for several Fortune 100 companies in various roles.
At Walden University, Dr. Kangas, currently has a dual role as a lead faculty and senior core faculty, mentoring students and faculty, and maintaining course content for several courses in the DBA program including Strategic Management and Innovation for Competitive Advantage and Leadership courses. Dr. Kangas also teaches a variety of courses, including residencies and intensives, Seminar in Change Management, Seminar in Innovation, doctoral mentoring and capstone courses. Dr. Kangas serves as a chair, second committee and University Research Reviewer on numerous doctoral student research committees.
Dr Kangas currently serves on the Center for Social Change Advisory Council and the Center for Learning Innovation Advisory Council, as well as numerous committees relevant to these advisory councils. Dr. Kangas's current research interests include positive social change and sustainability development goals, innovation, emerging trends in higher education, change management, and emerging technologies. She presents at various higher education conferences and publishes articles on a regular basis on these topics and more.

Courses Taught

DDBA 8101 - Doctoral Study Mentoring

DDBA 9000 - Doctoral Study Completion

DDBA 8161 - Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage


BA, University of MN - Minneapolis, MN United States

MA, University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ United States

PhD, Capella University - , MN


Kangas, L. (2009). Assessing the Value of the Relationship Between Organizational Culture Types and Knowledge Management Initiatives. Journal of Leadership Studies.


Kangas, L. M. (2012). 21st Learning Tool: Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. OLC.

Kangas, L. M. (2012). Bloom's Taxonomy for the Digital Age. University of Phoenix.

Kangas, L. M. (2016). Getting Your Students Started with NVivo: Qualitative Analysis. Walden University.

Kangas, L. M. (2015). Educators Role with Reluctant Adult Learners: A Prezi Presentation. Pearson.