Wes Balda
Wesley Balda
Affiliated with Robert P. Stiller School of Business

Dr. Wes Balda is a Professor of International Management and led executive management and doctorate programs at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management in Claremont, California as well as serving as 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, also piloted law enforcement helicopters in southern California. 

Wes previously worked 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 received his PhD in History from the Univeristy of Cambridge, focusing on organizational sustainability, and has taught and published in crisis management, general management and leadership areas in the United States and international universities for nearly thirty years.