Dr. Kenneth S. Rhee is currently Dean, School of Business and Leadership, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY. Prior to his appointment at Nazareth College, he was Associate Dean, College of Business Administration at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Director of Master of Science in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change program and Executive Education at Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University, and Chair of the Weatherhead School of Management Assessment and Development program at Case Western Reserve University. He had also served as Adjunct Professor at International Management Center (Central European University) at Budapest, Hungary. His main areas of research are emotional intelligence, leadership competency development, adult development, and self-directed change.
He has worked extensively on competency assessment and development over the past thirty years with Fortune 500 organizations and non-profit and government institutions. Some of his former clients include Coca Cola, Coopers and Lybrand, BF Goodrich, LTV Steel, Lexmark International, Roadway Express, NASA, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and others. He has also been working in emotional competency development and leadership development coaching for the past several years. He has also delivered numerous emotional competency development programs and speeches to a number of organizations and groups including Toyota, USA, Northwest Airlines, Family Business Institute, Sea World Entertainment, Bureau of Public Debt, Lucent Technologies, Northern Kentucky Chamber, and Wisconsin Health Education Network.
He has also presented at numerous international or national conferences including International Conference on Competency Development at Rome, Italy, International Conference on Self-directed Learning, Council on Adult Education and Learning Conference, Academy of Management, University of Wisconsin System Business Consortium, and Utah State Business in Partners.
He is the author of several articles on emotional intelligence, self-directed behavior change and competencies including “Clustering competencies in emotional intelligence: Insights from the emotional competence inventory” with Richard Boyatzis and Daniel Goleman. His paper “Educational Implications of Longitudinal Intervention on the Awareness of Self-Directed Change on Managerial Abilities” has been selected as a best paper in the Academy of Management Proceedings. He is also a contributing author of the book Innovations in Professional Education: Steps on a Journey from Teaching to Learning. He has also published in Journal of Management Education, International Journal of Organization and Theory, and Annual Advances of Case Research.
Professor Rhee has received his BA in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University, MS in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MBA from Boston University, and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.