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Shane Spiller

Shane Spiller
- Associate Professor - Management


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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 has won teaching awards at three universities, including WKU’s MBA teaching award and the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year. 

Education

Ph. D., University of Alabama, Human Resource Management, 1999

B.S., University of Alabama, Management, 1991

Biography

Dr. Spiller’s teaching areas span a wide array of leadership and management areas, most often extending to the area of critical thinking, strategic management and ethics.  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.  Dr. Spiller’s 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 has consulted 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 over a thousand children in the area and reached over $150,000 in annual revenues with at times six employees. Dr. Spiller has served on college strategic leadership committees at three AACSB accredited business schools, and has led the GFCB accreditation efforts since 2012. 

Areas of Expertise

  • 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
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