President and Chief Executive Officer Professor of Management
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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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
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.