Gerard Beenen

Gerard Beenen


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PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
MBA, Northwestern University
MA, Fuller Seminary
BA, Southern California College

Research Interest

Workplace motivation, learning and creativity

Managerial interpersonal skills

Leadership effectiveness

Dr. Gerard Beenen is a faculty member at the Mihaylo College of Business & Economics, California State University, Fullerton where he teaches MBA courses on team leadership, organizational change and negotiation. He also teaches MBA courses at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. His research focuses on workplace motivation and learning, creativity, and leadership, and has been funded by the Graduate Management Admissions Council and the National Science Foundation. He has published in Academy of Management Learning & Education, Human Resource Management, the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, and Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes. Before his academic career, he was CEO of a cancer care center, co-founder of a technology company, and a management consultant with both Bain & Company and Ernst & Young. He currently serves as a strategic adviser to a Blockchain start-up and on a governance board at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Presbyterian.

Dr. Beenen received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior & Theory from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and an MA from Fuller Seminary.