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


Dr. Ballard is emeritus professor of management, School of Business. He has over 25 years of consulting and managerial experience and is the author of the award-winning book, Decoding the Workplace. His research, blogging (, and tweeting (@JohnBallardPhD) focus on bridging the gap between management scholars and practitioners. Dr. Ballard has been honored with numerous awards including the university’s Distinguished Scholar Award in 2016. A member of several professional associations, he is most active in the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.