Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Brock

Meet Dr. William Brock

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Organizational Development (Benedictine University)
  • M.B.A. (Emory University)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. William Brock serves as lead accounting faculty for the School of Business and Technology in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at CCU. Prior to his transition into academia, Brock spent 20 years in executive management of consumer packaged goods companies and served for more than a decade in CFO and COO positions for multiple well-known consumer brands, including the First Alert and Coleman companies. He has extensive experience managing complex manufacturing, distribution, and sales organizations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, and organizational turnarounds.

Brock holds an MBA from Emory University, a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University and is a licensed CPA. His research is centered on transformative finance and accounting as an integrating mechanism and collaborative force for organizational change.

  • Sanders, E. J., Hay, G. W., Brock, W., & Barho, E. (2017). “Ramkrishnan (Ram) V. Tenkasi: Expanding and Bridging the Boundaries of Theory, Practice, and Method.” In B. G. Szabla Pasmore (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers (p. 15). New York, U.S.: Springer International Publishing. Retrieved from doi:10.1007/978-3-319-49820-1_94-1
  • Brock, W., & Tenkasi, R. (2016). “A Case for Diagnostic-Dialogic Synthesis.” In T. Sardana G.D. Thatchenkery (Ed.), Organization Development through Strategic Management (pp. 215–228). New Delhi, India: Bloomsbury.
  • Brock, W., & Tenkasi, R. (2015). “A comparative study of organizational change: Dialogical, Diagnostic, and Diagnostic-Dialogical” (1st ed., Vol. 2015). Briarcliff, NY, U.S.: Academy of Management Proceedings. Retrieved from doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2015.13683abstract
  • Brock, W., & Tenkasi, R. (2013). “A Diagnostic-Dialogic Change Model: Synthesizing Organizational Change with Accounting Metrics” (1st ed., Vol. 2013). Briarcliff, NY, U.S.: Academy of Management Proceedings. Retrieved from doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2013.13157abstract
  • Brock, W. (2012). “Synthesizing a systems perspective and organizational change: principles of a whole-systems metrics model,” Organizational Development Journal, 30(3): 17-28.