• CCU Spotlights

    Dr. John Aldridge

    Dr. John Aldridge

    MOL Program Director
    Business and Technology Division

    • Ph.D. Human & Organizational Systems (Fielding Graduate University)
    • M.A. Organizational Development (Fielding Graduate University)
    • M.A. Industrial Psychology/Organizational Management (Regis University)
    • B.S. Cognitive psychology (University of Colorado at Boulder)

    Email: jaldridge@ccu.edu

    Phone: 303-963-3258

    In addition to his role as Program Director for Organizational Management and Assistant Professor of Business and Technology, John also serves on the CAGS academic assessment advisory board and develops graduate curriculum for the Business & Technology Division.

    John is a behavioral technologist and serial entrepreneur with over twenty-five years of experience co-creating collaborative technologies for improving innovation and performance. John has served as a technical trainer, instructional designer and change management consultant for small to mid-sized startups, development-stage organizations and multi-national Fortune 100 companies representing a mix of diverse business sectors including: entertainment, telecommunications, transportation, medical, technical, financial services, governmental and educational endeavors. John is certified in interpersonal communications, group dynamics, leadership development and conflict resolution.

  • Master of Organizational Leadership – Faculty Members

    John Aldridge – Director of Organizational Leadership and Management Programs
    • Ph.D. Human Organizational Systems (Fielding Institute)
    • M.A. Human Organizational Development (Fielding Institute)
    • M.A. Professional Studies: Emphasis in I/O Psychology (Regis University)
    • B.A. Psychology (University of Colorado, Boulder)

    Dr. Aldridge teaches Organizational Leadership and Change Management, Business Ethics, Group Dynamics, Social Technology and Public Policy. His research interests include: Collaborative Learning, Socio-Technical Systems (STS), Business Communications Technologies, Objective design, delivery and validation, Knowledge Management and Spirit-led Leadership. Dr. Aldridge is a serial entrepreneur and has served as a technical trainer, executive coach and change management consultant for small to mid-sized startups, development-stage organizations and multi-national Fortune 100 companies.

    Craig Barnett – Affiliate Faculty
    • Ph.D in Curriculum and Instructional Design (University of Denver)
    • M.A. in Communication (University of Colorado, Denver)
    • B.S. in Education (University of Colorado, Boulder)

    Dr. Barnett has been an affiliate faculty member at CCU for more than 10 years and has taught undergraduate and graduate students in the MACI, MBA, and MOL programs. Dr. Barnett worked for 30 years in the public education sector and also has an extensive background in designing curriculum. He also worked in the business world for ten years as a supervisor and manager at Newstrack, Inc. Dr. Barnett’s primary interests are in quantitative measures of performance and improved learning by way of improved instruction at all levels of human development. He is also interested in championing ethics, objectivity, and moral analysis in business research; deepening the levels and quality of business research; and designing reliable and qualitative projects that measure what they are intended to measure and are validly generalized to a larger population.

    Jeannie Bryant – Affiliate Faculty
    • Ph.D. in Human Communication Studies (University of Denver)
    • M.S. in Education with Reading Specialist Certification (Baylor University)
    • B.S. in Home Economics Education (Baylor University)

    Dr. Bryant teaches courses related to English and communication in CCU's graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as graduate education courses in CCU's MACI program.

    Alan Cheney – Affiliate Faculty
    • Ph.D. in Organizational/Counseling Psychology (University of North Texas)
    • B.A. in Psychology (University of North Texas)

    Dr. Cheney has been a manager and change management consultant with global organizations such as Texas Instruments, Air Products & Chemicals, General Motors, and Washington University Medical Center. He taught full time internationally for TI’s Corporate Leadership Development Center and early in his career did pioneering work (including his doctoral dissertation) on OD/Change initiatives such as self-directed work teams, TQM, and ISO9000/1. Later, he was the “organizational shrink” for Harley-Davidson’s aviation department. After a lucrative 30+ year career in the corporate world, Alan was called to teach college full time. He was associate professor and counselor at a medical school in the Caribbean for seven years and now teaches for CCU and Liberty University.

    Charles King – Professor of Law and Ethics, Dean Emeritus of the School of Business and Leadership, College of Undergraduate Studies
    • J.D. (University of Denver)
    • MBA (Northwestern University)
    • B.A. (Southwestern College)

    Dr. King is Dean Emeritus of the School of Business, & Leadership and Professor of Law, Ethics and Economics at Colorado Christian University. Dr. King is Of Counsel with the Law Firm of Thomas N. Scheffel & Associates P.C. He practices and consults in the areas of Human Resource Management, Corporate Law, and Strategic Planning (in both the For-Profit and Non-Profit arenas) and has a strong background in litigation. Chuck is a Fellow of the Centennial Institute. He is a frequent seminar speaker and has conducted seminars throughout the United States and Asia. Chuck is a former FBI Agent and has served as Labor Relations Manager and Corporate Manager of Employment for Samsonite Corporation. He received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and his J.D. from the University of Denver.

    John Lamb – Affiliate Faculty
    • Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership for the Global City (Bakke Graduate University)
    • Masters work in Biblical Studies (International School of Theology)
    • B.S. in Education (Northern Arizona University)

    Dr. Lamb serves as a strategy consultant with Cru Global to help business, government, and faith leaders work for the common good in Denver.

    Sheila Landfair-Mueller – Affiliate Faculty
    • Ph.D. in Organization Development/Human Resource Development (Colorado State University)
    • M.A. in Higher Education - Curriculum Design (University of Iowa)
    • B.S. in Liberal Arts - Education (University of Iowa)

    Dr. Landfair-Mueller has worked in the field of organizational development and human resource management for over 20 years. She has authored numerous case studies and has extensive experience teaching in the fields of organizational leadership, human resources, ethical decision making and corporate social responsibility.

    Elisabeth Selzer – Affiliate Faculty
    • Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Training and Performance Improvement (Capella University)
    • M.A. in Counseling (Grace University)
    • M.Div. (Denver Seminary)
    • B.A. in Psychology and Speech Communication (University of Denver)

    Dr. Selzer has taught leadership and spiritual formation at and number of Universities for the past 10 years. She is the President of Mentor Leadership Team, is a radio talk show host, author of two books on leadership and mentoring, and speaks and trains on mentoring and leadership internationally.

    Barry Thompson – Affiliate Faculty
    • Doctoral Candidate: Educational Leadership (Liberty University)
    • M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction (Oxford University-UK and Colorado Christian University)
    • B.S. in Organizational Leadership with Communication concentration (Colorado Christian University)
    • B.A. in Psychology (University of South Africa)

    Barry Thompson is a past graduate and undergraduate student of CCU and is now an adjunct professor. He has held management positions with global organizations such as IBM, SAP and Oracle. He has also been a senior pastor in churches in South Africa and Colorado. Barry has been involved in several corporate learning companies that provide blended learning strategies for the corporate learner. His clients include Oracle, Sun, Cox, Comcast, AT&T, the State of Colorado (Law enforcement) and Wall Street on Demand. Barry is currently a doctoral candidate at Liberty University where he is focused on educational leadership. His specific research interest is how confidence impacts the outcomes of the learner.

    Kyle Usrey – Affiliate Faculty and School of Business and Leadership Professor
    • J.D. (University of Colorado)
    • M.B.A. (University of Colorado)
    • B.B.A. (Hardin-Simmons University)

    Dr. Usrey is a CCU College of Adult and Graduate Studies affiliate faculty member as well as a professor in the traditional undergraduate School of Business and Leadership. He teaches law, business, and leadership courses. Dr. Usrey has extensive history in the public, non-profit, and educational sectors. He served as an Attorney General for the state of Washington, has acted as a trail lawyer in commercial law, and served as lawyer and project manager at McGraw-Hill. In the non-profit sector Dr. Usrey was both CEO and President of Samaritan Center and also worked as General Counsel and Interim COO at Mission to Unreached People. In addition, Dr. Usrey served as a dean at both Whitworth College and Friends University and was president at LCC International University.

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