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Shane Spiller
Shane Spiller
- Professor - Management

Dr. Spiller’s teaching areas span a wide array of leadership and management areas, most often extending to the areas of critical thinking, strategic decision making, and ethics. He also teaches in the MBA and PMBA programs. 

Critical Thinking in Management

Organization and Management 

Strategic Business Concepts and Applications


Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1999

B.S., University of Alabama, 1991


Dr. Shane Spiller is a professor of management. He started at WKU in 2006, and was promoted to full professor in 2018.  He completed his Ph.D at the University of Alabama. He has won teaching awards at three universities, including WKU’s MBA teaching award and the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year, and was the GFCB’s first Hays Watkins Teaching Fellow.

His research interests include decision-making, leadership, and ethics with numerous articles published in a wide range of academic journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Management Issues, and the Journal of Small Business Strategy.

Dr. Spiller does volunteer and consulting work with many organizations in banking, healthcare, sporting goods, and home services. Additionally, he co-founded and managed a non-profit organization that has provided services to countless children in the region.

He has served on college strategic leadership committees at three AACSB accredited business schools, and led two successful Gordon Ford College of Business accreditation efforts, in addition to serving on the WKU Leadership Steering Committee, and helping to develop the Ed.D.  He was elected to serve on the WKU Board of Regents in 2020 as the Faculty Regent.

Areas of Expertise
  • Decision Making 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Business Strategy
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Human Resource Management
  • Non-Profit Entities

Professional Organizations:

  • Academy of Management
  • Southern Management Association
  • Southwest Management Association
  • International Leadership Association
  • International Conference on Advances in Management Board of Trustees

Social Media: 

  • Twitter: @ShaneSpiller
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