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David Banner

David Banner

Walden University

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David's work combines: Education, Writing, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Professor of Leadership and Org. Change

I mentor PhD students in leadership and organizational change.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Polytechnic High

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Mathematics, General

    The University of Texas at Arlington

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Physics, General

    The University of Texas at Arlington

  • Graduate Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    University of Houston

  • Doctorate

    Management Science

    Northwestern University

  • Graduate Degree

    Sociology, General

    Northwestern University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Mathematics, General

Bachelor's Degree: Physics, General

Graduate Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

Doctorate: Management Science

Graduate Degree: Sociology, General

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Being dissatisfied with aerospace engineering, I quit NASA.

  • 2.

    Got an MBA.

  • 3.

    Taught at the University of Houston.

  • 4.

    Applied for grad school at Northwestern.

  • 5.

    Got my PhD.

  • 6.

    Went to Canada and helped start a business program at the University of New Brunswick.

  • 7.

    Went to the USA and taught at the DePaul University College of Commerce.

  • 8.

    Went to CA and taught at the University of the Pacific.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Friends:

    You will never make much money as a professor.

  • How I responded:

    I didn't care; it was my calling.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Got scholarships all the way though; I came from a poor family but had good grades; a winning combination!