Department of Business Administration


Ph.D., Purdue University; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; B.S. United States Air Force Academy


Dr. Ballard is a professor of management in the Department of Business Administration. He earned his Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology from Purdue University, an M.A. in General-Experimental Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a B.S. in Behavioral Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy.

Professor Ballard has served on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal and has over 50 refereed papers and presentations. His interest is trying to make academic studies of leadership and management more accessible to those who lead and manage. He blogs on leadership, management, and life in the workplace and can be followed on Twitter at johnballardphd. A complete biography can be found at his Mount faculty website listed below.

He is the author of Decoding the Workplace: 50 Keys to Understanding People in Organizations published by Praeger.

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