Timothy Gandee

Academic Coordinator
College of Management and Human Potential
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dr. Timothy Gandee is a core faculty member at Walden University in the MBA and MS Leadership programs. Dr. Gandee received his Doctor of Business Administration in business strategy and innovation from Capella University. He received a Master Business Administration from Davenport University. He has over 30 years of corporate experience, with the last 20 years at the upper management and executive levels for a large global tier-one automotive supplier, serving in various areas, such as: engineering, quality, operations, and regulatory compliance. He also holds two U.S. patents pertaining to automotive safety restraints. Dr. Gandee is a published author of several academic papers, and a textbook on quality management. His research interests are in areas of business strategy, business planning, leadership and organizational development, and sustainable innovations.

Courses Taught

WMBA 6000 - Dynamic Leadership

WMBA 6040 - Improving Business Performance

WMBA 6050 - Accounting for Management Decision Making

WMBA 6010 - Managing People and Promoting Collaboration

MLDR 6125 - Initiating and Managing Change

MLDR 6010 - Building Organizational Culture

MLDR 6105 - Finding Your Inner Leader


DBA, Capella University

MBA, Davenport University

BBA, Davenport University

BS, Ohio Institute of Technology

Public Service

The Human Rights Campaign, Volunteer -

The Trevor Project, Volunteer -


Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, College of Management and Human Potential, Walden University, 2022


Gandee, T. A. (2013). Being Googely: A look into the marketing strategy innovation execution at Google. Strategic Leadership Review

Gandee, T. A., Haan, P. (2015). Strategic planning in small business: exploring its influence on transitional growth. Proceedings of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

Gandee, T. A., Haan, P. (2013). Sustainable Innovation for Google. Proceedings of the Atlantic Marketing Association

Gandee, T. A. (2014). Strategic planning in small business: Exploring its influence on transitional growth.

Gandee, T. A. (2019). Ethical considerations in leadership.

Gandee, T. A. (2016). Quality Improvement Techniques.

Gandee, T. A. (2023). The Business of Business is PURPOSE.

Gandee, T. A. (2018). Understanding and managing risk in complex projects.