Dr. Wes Balda was the founding Dean at the George Fox University School of Management. He held an agency head position in local government, has served as a destroyer officer in the U.S. Navy and, as a sworn police officer. He also piloted law enforcement helicopters in Southern California.
Wes also served as Assistant Dean for Portland programs at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business and Executive Director of the Oregon Business Institute, as well as Executive Director of the Centre for Advancing International Management [AIM Centre] and Professor of Management at St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. He led executive management and doctorate programs at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management in Claremont, California before coming to Champlain College, where he is currently the Dean of the Robert P. Stiller School of Business.
He received the PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, focusing on organizational sustainability, and has taught and published in management and leadership areas in U.S. and international universities for nearly thirty years.