Faculty

Dennis Baltzley, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President of Executive Education
Areas of Expertise: 

Dr. Baltzley holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Tulane University.

Professional Bio: 

Dennis Baltzley is Senior Vice President of Executive Education at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Baltzley works to help Thunderbird clients deliver their strategy through a range of executive education options targeted at the client’s global challenges. In this role, Dennis plays a critical role in helping Thunderbird expand its impact and reputation as one of the leading global providers of executive education.

Prior to joining Thunderbird, Dr. Baltzley was an executive director at Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE), a not-for-profit support corporation for Duke University. At Duke CE, Dennis was a leader/practitioner, leading client teams as well as designing and teaching leadership topics for senior executive programs.

Before Duke CE, Dennis served as global head of leadership development for Royal Dutch Shell and managed all Shell Learning staff, as well as the company's Learning Centre in The Hague. Dr. Baltzley personally led Shell’s C-suite development programs, and helped the global oil and gas leader create an enterprise-wide corporate learning architecture to build highly effective leaders across all levels of the organization. Prior to his Shell role, Dennis ran Personnel Decision International (PDI) European region, from their Geneva office.

Dr. Baltzley holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Tulane University. He writes and speaks on the topic of Leadership Development, focusing specifically on Global Leadership. In 2011, Dennis was invited and now serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality and Organizational Culture. He has two daughters and is mildly fanatical about his Harleys.