Steven Verrone

Core Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dr. Steven Verrone's background is in marketing management, strategy building, leadership and higher education where he has served various roles over his 30+ year career. He served as Director of Marketing for a consulting firm developing marketing initiatives for strategic alliances, in Las Vegas NV. He then moved into higher education positions related to developing strategic marketing, leadership, course design, and assessment. At Walden University, he teaches MBA marketing, innovation, and capstone courses.

Dr. Verrone's current research interests focus primarily on intergenerational marketing decision making, as well as strategic development. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management (BSB/M), Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), and Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (DBA), graduating Summa Cum Laude. He is a life long learner and believes education is the key to success.

Dr. Verrone's hobbies include reading, fishing, watching action adventure movies, and traveling. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force, having served over 20 years. One of his passions for positive social change is volunteering to organizations that make a difference in the world, helping those who may not have the means to help themselves. He often spends time with Habitat for Humanity, The Children's Heart Foundation and the Tiger Woods Foundation, volunteering.


DBA, California Southern University

MBA, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies

Public Service

Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer - Las Vegas

The Children's Heart Foundation, Volunteer - Las Vegas

Tiger Woods Foundation, Volunteer - Las Vegas

Awards / Honors

Summa Cum Laude, California Southern University, 2014


Verrone, S. (2014). Motivational Influences Affecting Intergenerational Direct Marketing Response Rates.


Kristensen, S. A., Verrone, S. D. (2021). Faculty Strategies Using Kindness Virtually. Walden University

Kristensen, S. A., Verrone, S. (2021). Kindness is an expression of appreciation. Walden University