Larry Barton, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Professor of Management
The American College
Areas of Expertise:...
President and Chief Executive Officer Professor of Management
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President and Chief Executive Officer Professor of Management

Published on: Mar 4, 2016

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  • 1. Larry Barton, PhD President and Chief Executive Officer Professor of Management The American College Areas of Expertise: Management, risk assessment, crisis management Larry Barton, PhD, is the eighth president and chief executive officer of The American College. Dr. Barton has a long and distinguished career spanning both higher education and industry. He is also professor of management at The American College. Prior to joining The American College, Dr. Barton served as president and chief executive officer of Heald College, a not-for-profit institution with 11 campuses in California, Oregon, and Hawaii. Before this, he served as president of DeVry University in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1995-1999, Dr. Barton served as vice president of communications and public affairs for Motorola, Inc., where he led industry partnerships and public affairs strategies for one of the world's leading technology companies, managing regional teams in London, Geneva, Hong Kong and Tokyo. A former professor of management and business at Pennsylvania State University Graduate Center at Great Valley, Dr. Barton has also served on the faculties of Boston College, Harvard Business School, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV). He was named UNLV Teacher of the Year in the College of Business and Economics in 1992, ranking first among 92 faculty members. He was also named 1992 Ascendant Scholar of the Year by the Western Academy of Management. As a scholar, Dr. Barton is the author of three textbooks devoted to enhancing and expanding students' understanding of financial and business risk: Crisis In Organizations (1990: Thomson); Ethics: The Enemy in the Workplace (1995: Thomson); and Crisis in Organizations II (2001: Thomson). He is also the editor of eight academic conference proceedings. He received a coveted Senior Fulbright Scholarship to Japan from the U.S. Information Agency in 1987. Dr. Barton serves on the editorial board of Management Decision (MCB University Press) and since 1995 has been a reviewer for the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Barton enjoys an international reputation as a specialist in risk and crisis management. As a consultant, he has helped world-class industry leading organizations, including British Petroleum, Nike, The Walt Disney Company, Honda, Exxon, Mobil, and many others improve their business functions and strengthen their ability to handle unexpected challenges. Dr. Barton has offered keynote speeches and presentations at more than 120 financial and academic conferences in nearly 20 countries, including conferences sponsored by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (2003), American Association of University Administrators (2003) and the United States Army War College (2002), as well as past presentations to the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Frost and Sullivan investment forums, and many others. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, and more than 40 academic journals worldwide. Dr. Barton has been interviewed on CNBC, Public Radio's "Marketplace", and other network programs on issues related to financial services, business insurance, and crisis prevention. He has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Dr. Barton holds an AB degree, magna cum laude, in speech and communications from Boston College, the MALD (Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy) degree in international business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a PhD degree in public affairs and international communications from Boston University.

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