Ron Black

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

I have been in higher education for over thirty-five years as a senior administrator in higher education with a specific focus on administrative and academic technology leadership. I have been also teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels for over thirty years in business, information technology, instructional design, education, leadership, and research. I have served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at five universities and colleges. I left higher education administration in 2006 to focus on my passion for teaching adults. From 2004 to 2013, I was an associate and full-time doctoral faculty member at the University of Phoenix. I am currently a contributing faculty member for Walden University with a specific focus on DBA doctoral studies and research. I am also an adjunct faculty member and team lead for Higher Education Administration and Instructional Design & Technology for Southern New Hampshire University. I earned my bachelors and masters’ degrees in Education/Technology from Rhode Island College and my Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University in Higher Education Leadership and Technology. I have extensive experience in the higher education business management and research. I am an innovative teacher, with a passion for education. I have a demonstrated track record of excellent teaching, faculty supervision, dissertation mentoring, and faculty/student collaboration. A dynamic speaker with published articles in peer-reviewed journals and an innovative developer of strategic educational programs.

Courses Taught

DDBA 8303 - Qualitative Case Study Research

DDBA 8100 - Doctoral Study Mentoring

DDBA 9000 - Dcotoral Study Completion

DDBA 8991 - Qualitative and Case Study Business Analysis

DDBA 8006 - Contemporary Challenges in Business


AS, Johnson & Wales College

BS, Rhode Island College

MEd, Rhode Island College

EdD, Nova Southeastern University

Public Service

St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Volunteer - Jamestown

Awards / Honors

, Grand Canyon University, 2019


Black, R. (2002). Building Strategic Alliances for Teaching and Learning . Empirical Studies in Organizational Management and Training

Black, R. (2003). Building Strategic Alliances for Teaching and Learning.

Black, R. (2008). A strategy for promoting business-IT fusion to enhance management of enterprise applications.. Journal of Business and Applied Rese

Black, R. (2008). Fueling the future of Leadersjo[. Journal of Leadership Studies

Black, R. (2012). The Dissertation Marathon. Contemporary Issues in Education Research

Black, R. (2017). E-Mentoring the Online Doctoral Student. Journal of Learning in Higher Education


Black, R. (2002). ). E‑Learning cultures around the world. United Nations

Black, R. (2002). Distance Learning Strategies. United Nations. New York, NY; You do not have access to modify this field. Distance Learning Strategies. United Nations

Black, R. (2003). International E-Commerce Security. United Nations

Black, R. (2005). trategic Technology Alliances for Teaching and Learning. Clute

Black, R. (2017). Motivatting and Mentoring the Online Doctoral Student . ABCSP

Black, R. (2006). The Higher Education Chief Information Officer– A 30-Year Perspective. Clute

Black, R. (2012). The Dissertation Marathon. International Academic Conference, Orlando, FL.. Clute

Black, R. (2016). E-Mentoring the Online Doctoral Student . Clute

Black, R. (2018). Climbing the Doctoral Mountain - from Doctoral Candidate to DR.. Clute Institute

Black, R. (2011). Unveiling Strategic Alliances for Teaching and Learning. Interdisciplinary Conference on Lifting Veils: Crisis, Exposure, Imagination. Salve Regina university, Newport, RI.; You do not have access to modify this field. Unveiling Strategic Alliances for Teaching and Learning. Salve Regina University