Dr. Charles Wankel, Professor of Management at St. John's University's Tobin College of Business, has received many awards for his research and service to the profession from the Academy of Management (AOM), the premier scholarly society for the discipline. His extensive business and international experience is used as a resource in his teaching. He is regularly a visiting researcher and lecturer in nations around the world. He has served as a Fulbright Fellow and with support from the United Nations Development Program and the Open Society Fund in Eastern Europe. In addition to his position at St. John's, he is Vice Rector at the Poznan University of Business in Poland. He has served as an executive of his family's Manhattan-based Wankel's Hardware, founded in 1896 and currently ongoing. Among his clients are Fortune 50 companies, including IBM Learning Services (La Hulpe, Belgium, and Briarcliff, NY), McDonald's Corporation (where he has developed a program for 10,000 supervisors through its in-house Hamburger University, Oak Brook, IL), Prudential Insurance (intercultural training for expats), Ecodata (futuristic transportation modality alternatives study for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York), and Siberian oil companies. Over decades he has lectured in executive programs for the Columbia University School of Business in the US and abroad. Pro bono consulting assignments include re-engineering and total quality management programs for the Lithuanian National Postal Service’s 55 districts’ managers and on the establishment of an entrepreneurship program at the University of Latvia in Riga. He is the President of the 23,000+ member Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association (for 2012-2013). He has served on the editorial boards of many other journals, including Academy of Management Learning & Education, the Academy of Management Journal, the European Journal of International Management, and the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.
Dr. Wankel has published and presented extensively. Most recently: Social Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Social Change (2013) and Emerging Research Directions in Social Entrepreneurship (2014). His Emerald Publishing Group Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education series includes: Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies (2013) and Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Classroom Technologies: Classroom Response Systems and Mediated Discourse Technologies (2013); Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming, and Simulation (2012); Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Online Learning Activities: Wikis, Blogs, and Webquests (2012); Misbehavior Online in Higher Education (2012); Transforming Virtual World Learning (2011); Higher Education Administration with Social Media: Including Applications in Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Alumni Relations, Career Centers (2011); Educating Educators with Social Media (2011); and Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media (2011). His Research in Management Education and Development series (Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC) includes Effectively Integrating Ethical Dimensions into Business Education (2011); Cutting-edge Social Media Approaches to Business Education: Teaching with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, and Blogs (2010); Being and Becoming a Management Education Scholar (2010); Management Education for Global Sustainability (2009); University and Corporate Innovations in Lifelong Learning (2008); New Visions of Graduate Management Education (2006); Educating Managers through Real World Projects (2005); The Cutting Edge of International Management Education (2004); Educating Managers with Tomorrow's Technologies (2003); Rethinking Management Education for the 21st Century (2002). His Palgrave Macmillan Global Sustainability Through Business series includes: Managing Climate Change Business Risks and Consequences (2012), Global Sustainability as a Business Imperative (2010). SAGE Reference multi-volume works include: Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World (2009), winner of the American Library Association's Outstanding Business Reference Source of 2009 Award, and 21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook (2008). Textbooks include: Management (Prentice Hall, 1986); World-Class Managing: Two Pages at a Time (Fordham University Graduate School of Business, 1990); Kierowanie (Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne, 1994); and La Gerencia Dominicana en el Nuevo Milenio (Universidad Catolica, 1998). Books on social and ethical issues include: Anti-communist Student Organizations and the Polish Renewal (St. Martins Press, 1992); Innovative Approaches to Reducing Global Poverty (IAP, 2007); Global Sustainability Initiatives: New Models and New Approaches (IAP, 2008); Innovative Approaches to Global Sustainability (2008); Alleviating Poverty through Business Strategy (2010); Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds (IAP, 2010); Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives (IGI-Global, 2011); Management Education for Integrity: Ethically Educating Tomorrow's Business Leaders (Emerald, Sept. 2011), and Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education (IGI-Global, 2012). Books on higher education in virtual worlds include: Higher Education in Virtual Worlds: Teaching and Learning in Second Life (2009), Transforming Virtual World Learning: Thinking in 3D (Emerald, 2011), and Engaging the Avatar: New Frontiers in Immersive Education (IAP, 2012). Also see: Streaming Media Delivery in Higher Education: Methods and Outcomes (IGI-Global, 2011).