All of our Executive Education non-degree courses are taught by faculty from the David Eccles School of Business. Our exceptional faculty is ranked #43 in the U.S. by London-based Financial Times for research output.

The faculty at the David Eccles School of Business has a world-class reputation for their teaching and research expertise. They incorporate their discoveries to deliver cutting edge technology and theory into the classroom. Collectively, they have won over 300 teaching and research awards from prestigious universities across the country.


Our faculty members boast impressive professional and educational backgrounds and hold PhD's from esteemed universities including Northwestern University's Kellogg School, Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and University of California at Berkeley, just to name a few.

World Business Leaders

Their research is published in leading business journals and they provide expert advice to various media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes and CNBC. In addition, many serve in leadership positions in several of the world's most prestigious organizations and provide expert advice to Fortune 500 companies.

Meet Our Faculty

Here are just some of the faculty who teach our programs:

Dr Abe Bakhsheshy is a professor/lecturer of organizational behavior at the Management Department . He has more than 35 years of management experience including seven years of executive level position overseas working with multi national corporations.

Prior to joining the David Eccles School of Business in July of 2002, Dr. Bakhsheshy served the University of Utah Hospitals and Community Clinics as the Director of Quality Resources, Marketing, Employee Recognition, Public Relations and Customer Services. Preceding this position, he had administrative responsibilities for over twelve UUHN Medical centers throughout the state of Utah.  Dr. Bakhsheshy is also an organizational development consultant providing human resources and leadership education services for organizations within the state of Utah and nationally.


Dr. Robert D. Allen is a Professor and David Eccles Faculty Scholar at the University of Utah. Bob's interest in auditing research began during his professional experience with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Los Angeles. His research has focused on auditor risk assessments, auditor error projection decisions, and auditor analytical procedures. His research is published in various journals including The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. Bob is the recipient of the 2008 American Accounting Association/Deloitte Wildman Medal.



Dr. Kristina A. Diekmann is Chair, Department of Management, Professor of Management and David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, she was an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame. She received an A.B. degree in psychology from Harvard College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational behavior from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to graduate school, she worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in New York City. Dr. Diekmann's research investigates how individuals behave in organizations, with a focus on fairness and ethics, negotiation, social perception, and impression management.


Dr. Glen Schmidt received his PhD in 1998 from Stanford University in Operations, Information and Technology. He is the winner of many teaching and research awards, most recently receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success. Dr. Schmidt's research interests include product innovation, new product development, and supply chain management. He has worked inside and/or studied firms in various industries including high-tech, heavy-duty equipment, automotive, and oil. Both his research and teaching materials have been recognized for their excellence by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).