Charles Wankel, Ph.D.

Professor
Management
PhD, New York UniversityMBA, Management (awarded with distinction), New York UniversityBBA, Marketing (minor in Accounting), Iona College
Dr. Charles Wankel, Professor of Management at St. John's University's Tobin College of Business, has received many awards for his research and service to the profession from the Academy of Management (AOM), the premier scholarly society for the discipline. His extensive business and international experience is used as a resource in his teaching. He is regularly a visiting researcher and lecturer in nations around the world, in 2018 he was a distinguished visiting professor at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. He has served as a Fulbright Fellow and with support from the United Nations Development Program and the Open Society Fund in Eastern Europe. He has served as an executive of his family's Manhattan-based Wankel's Hardware, founded in 1896 and currently ongoing and recognized by the New York Times for its focus over many decades on hiring refugees. Among his clients are Fortune 50 companies, including IBM Learning Services (La Hulpe, Belgium, and Briarcliff, NY), McDonald's Corporation (where he has developed a program for 10,000 supervisors through its in-house Hamburger University, Oak Brook, IL), Prudential Insurance (intercultural training for expats), Ecodata (futuristic transportation modality alternatives study for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York), and Siberian oil companies. Over decades he has lectured in executive programs for the Columbia University School of Business in the US and abroad. Pro bono consulting assignments include re-engineering and total quality management programs for the Lithuanian National Postal Service’s 55 districts’ managers and on the establishment of an entrepreneurship program at the University of Latvia in Riga. He has served on the editorial boards of many journals, including Academy of Management Learning & Education, the Academy of Management Journal, the European Journal of International Management, and the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.

Teaching Interests

International management, management information systems; introductory management; managing with social media; managing for sustainability

Research Interests

managing with social media; global management education; cutting-edge technologies in management education and executive development; managing sustainability; managing with social media; informetrics; business ethics; social entrepreneurship

Courses Taught

MGT
601
MANAGING FOR GLOBAL SUCCESS
MGT
653
MANAGING FOR SUSTAINABILITY
MGT
3340
MANAGING THE I T FUNCTION
MGT
4347
MANAGING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA