College of Management and Technology
School of Management
Degree ProgramDoctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Dr. Rollis Erickson earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and served in multiple leadership positions ranging from small business startups to non-profit organizations throughout his career. This included organizational and leadership development consulting with well-known clients such as Kodak and corporate training for McDonald’s HR managers. Dr. Erickson primarily worked with small businesses with 50 employees or less. Dell Computers highlighted his business expertise in a case study. Dr. Erickson served on several board of directors as chair and worked in multiple countries in the Caribbean basin on consulting projects. He served in higher education for over 18 years and also reviews submissions for IBAM conferences and journal articles. Dr. Erickson began his mentoring journey at Walden in 2014.
Currently, Dr. Erickson resides in the mountains of Costa Rica supporting social change through leadership development in rural communities.
Dr. Erickson enjoys nature by hiking, boating, surf fishing, and watching sunsets over the pacific ocean.