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Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute

Past program faculty include:

Mark L. Weinberg

Mark L. Weinberg
Director
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Professor
Department of Political Science
Ohio University

Mark Weinberg is a Professor of Political Science at Ohio University, specializing in the areas of organizational strategy and public sector value creation.  He is the Director of Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. In 2002, he was named the Appalachian Regional Commission's Whisman Scholar and served in that position for three years. Professor Weinberg received his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Maryland and his doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has taught a range of management courses including Public Budgeting, Financial Management, Public Policy Analysis, and the graduate capstone seminar in Public Administration, and published in these areas.

W.  Warner Burke

W. Warner Burke
Edward Lee Thorndike Professorship of Psychology & Education
Education Program Coordinator
Graduate Programs in Social-Organizational Psychology
Teachers College
Columbia University

For the past four decades, Dr. W. Warner Burke has been an innovator and leader in the field of Organizational Leadership - as both a scholar and a practitioner. At Columbia University he heads both the Department of Organization and Leadership and teaches courses in leadership, organizational dynamics and theory, and organization change and consultation. The author of more than 130 articles and book chapters on organization development, training, change and organizational psychology, and conference planning, and author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of 14 books, Burke is a world-renowned expert in organizational leadership and change.

In addition to his roles at Columbia University, Dr. Burke continues to provide his consulting expertise to a wide variety of organizations in business-industry, education, government, religious, medical systems, and professional services firms, including British Airways, SmithKline Beecham, National Westminster Bancorp, British Broadcasting Corporation, Business Consultants, Inc. of Japan, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He also has served as senior advisor to the strategy and organization change practice of IBM Global Business Services. He is a visiting professor with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Gayle Channing Tenenbaum

Gayle Channing Tenenbaum
Legislative Director
The Public Children Services Association of Ohio

Gayle Channing Tenenbaum is presently the Legislative Director of the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, Senior Policy Fellow for Voices for Ohio’s Children, A Senior Fellow at the Voinovich School at Ohio University, and an Adjunct Faculty at the Center for Child Studies at the Schubert Center, Case Western Reserve Center. She has previously served as the Executive Assistant for Health and Human Services to Governor Richard Celeste and was a member of the Strickland Transition Team responsible for Health and Human Services.

Gayle has extensive experience in human services advocacy and public policy, strategic planning and in coalition building. She was named one of the four most outstanding Statehouse Lobbyists by the Dayton Daily News in 2003 and Ohioan of the Year by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 2001. In 2007 she received the Commissioner’s Award from the USA Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families for Outstanding Leadership and Service in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. She is the mother of two grown daughters and lives in Columbus.

David Wilhelm

David Wilhelm
President
Woodland Venture Management

David Wilhelm was the national campaign manager of the Clinton/Gore campaign in 1992, directing the political operations of the campaign, spearheading the Electoral College strategy, and providing the inspiration for the post-convention bus tour through the heartland. President-elect Bill Clinton named Wilhelm to chair the Democratic National Committee, making Wilhelm the youngest person to head a national party in American history. Currently, Wilhelm is the President of Woodland Venture Management, a company devoted to the development of investment vehicles focused on parts of the country and sectors of the economy that are underserved by the nation's financial industry. In that capacity, Wilhelm founded Adena Ventures, a venture capital fund targeting the central Appalachian region, which includes the southeastern Ohio area in which he was raised. Wilhelm has a master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree from Ohio University.

Julie White

Julie White
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ohio University

Julie White is an associate professor of Political Science at Ohio University. She received her A.B. from Barnard College of Columbia University and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. White has received the University Professor Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award. She is involved in a seven-year study of the impact of welfare reform in rural Ohio supported by the Joyce Foundation and the Voinovich School. Professor White's research on welfare policy is the subject of her book, Democracy, Justice and the Welfare State: Reconstructing Public Care.

Hugh Sherman

Hugh Sherman
Dean
Ohio University College of Business

As Dean of the College of Business, Hugh Sherman oversees all College activities, programs, staff and 65 fulltime faculty. Professor Sherman has a Ph.D. from Temple University and teaches courses in strategic management to full-time MBA and executive MBA students, as well as at international management institutes in Europe and Malaysia. His research interests include strategic leadership and economic development. Professor Sherman has fifteen years of corporate experience, ending his corporate career as vice president of marketing for SMH Corporation, a large Swiss watch manufacturer.

Marsha Lewis

Marsha Lewis
Assistant Professor
Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs


Marsha Lewis has fourteen years' experience in program evaluation, project management and education research, with recent work focusing on leadership's role in program improvement.  Lewis has a master's degree in Public Administration from Ohio University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in educational research and evaluation with concentrations in statistical analysis and psychometrics.  Lewis developed and currently teaches an applied curriculum for data-based decision making in the Ohio Certified Public Manager Program.  She holds an Ohio teaching
license and taught public school in Ohio for five years.

Dean Johnson

Dean L. Johnson
Public Information Coordinator Seven Counties Services, Inc.

Dean L. Johnson currently serves as the primary public relations and marketing officer for a regional behavioral health care center based in Louisville, KY. A political and communications consultant for much of his professional life, Dean has extensive experience and expertise in campaign and issue development. For more than fifteen years he served in a variety of public affairs and public policy positions in Columbus.

For eight years, he worked for the Ohio House of Representative in several capacities, including Chief Financial Analyst and Legislative Clerk. Dean served five years as the Legislative and Political Director of OCSEA - the largest state employee's union.  His campaign experience includes management positions with the Ohio House Democratic Caucus, statewide issue campaigns, and the Fisher-Coleman ticket in the 1998 gubernatorial race. He holds undergraduate and master's degrees from Ohio University.

Yvette  McGee Brown

Yvette McGee Brown
President
The Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Yvette McGee Brown is the President of The Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The Center is a collaboration between Children's Hospital and the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. As President of the Center, she is responsible for the child abuse and behavioral health services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Formerly a Judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court (1993–2002), she was the first African-American and the second woman to be elected to this Court.

She has been honored for her  community service with the 2005 Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio State University; the William Oxley Thompson Alumni Award from The Ohio State University Alumni Association; The Medal of Merit Alumni Award from Ohio University; the Champion of Children Award; and the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award, to name a few. She received her undergraduate degree in Journalism/ Public Relations from Ohio University; her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.

John R. Shemerhorn, Jr.

John R. Schemerhorn, Jr.
O'Bleness Professor of Management Management Systems Department
College of Business Ohio University

John Schermerhorn is the Charles G. O'Bleness Professor of Management in the College of Business at Ohio University. A specialist in organizational change, human resource productivity and inter-organizational cooperation, Professor Schermerhorn has conducted management training and organization development programs for Corning Glass Works, Pepsico, Inc., and the American Bankers Association among other organizations. He earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Northwestern University, after receiving an M.B.A. (with distinction) from New York University, and a B.S. in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Ben  M. Ogles

Ben M. Ogles
Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Psychology
Ohio University

Dr. Benjamin Ogles serves as the Dean of Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences, Ohio University’s largest college. The College houses 19 departments and a variety of other interdisciplinary programs, research centers, and institutes. In addition to his work as Dean, he maintains an active research agenda in the area of psychotherapy research. Dr. Ogles’ major research efforts have centered on the evaluation of psychotherapy effectiveness and the construction of clinical outcome measures. He has written two books, Essentials of Outcome Assessment and Assessing Outcome in Clinical Practice concerning outcome assessment in practice and has designed and evaluated The Ohio Youth Problems, Functioning, and Satisfaction Scales (The Ohio Scales). The Ohio Scales have been adopted by the State of Ohio for use in evaluating public mental health services for children and adolescents. Additionally, The Ohio Scales are in various stages of pilot testing by managed care providers along with other publicly funded mental health systems in several other states to document the effectiveness of mental health services. He earned his Ph.D. (1990) from Brigham Young University, in Provo, UT.

Michael J. Burton
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ohio University

Michael Burton is associate professor of political science at Ohio University.  He teaches courses on elections and campaigns, and political leadership.  Professor Burton worked in the office of Vice President Al Gore from 1993 to 1998 as special assistant to the chief of staff and assistant political director, advising the Vice President and senior White House staff.  With Daniel M. Shea, he was written Campaign Craft: The Strategies, Tactics, and Art of Political Campaign Management.  His most recent book is Campaign Mode: Strategic vision in Congressional Elections.  Current research focuses on congressional election strategy and White House staffing.  Professor Burton received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio University and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany.