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Steven Verrone

Core Faculty

College of Management and Human Potential

Degree Program 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.

Courses Taught

WMBA6020 - Foster a Culture of Innovation

WMBA6060 - Marketing for Competitiveness

WMBA6990 - MBA Capstone


DBA, California Southern University - Irvine, CA United States

MBA, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies - Flint, MI United States

Public Service

Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer - Las Vegas, NV United States

The Children's Heart Foundation, Volunteer - Las Vegas, NV United States

Tiger Woods Foundation, Volunteer - Las Vegas, NV United States

Awards / Honors

Summa Cum Laude, California Southern University, 2014


Verrone, S. D. (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.