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Blake FaulknerBlake Faulkner, DBA


PHONE: 937.481.2241
OFFICE: 202C College Hall


B.A. – Education, Fort Lewis College
M.S.- Health and Physical Education, Pittsburgh State University
DBA – International Business, Argosy University
Graduate Certificate – Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Harvard University Extension School (anticipated completion Spring 2022)

Professional Experience

Wilmington College
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty

InnovateH.Ed Associates, LLC

The Pacific Institute
Executive Advisor – Higher Education

Herzing University
Provost/Chief Academic Officer
President Herzing University Online
Vice President for Strategic Advancement

Pinnacle Career Institute

National American University
President Main Campus and NAU Online
Vice President of Administration
Vice President of International Affairs
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Western New Mexico University
Athletic Director
Associate Athletic Director

Cameron University
Faculty of Health and Physical Education
Assistant Football Coach

Peru State College
Faculty of Health and Physical Education
Assistant Football Coach

Missouri Southern State College
Assistant Football Coach

Pittsburg State University
Graduate Assistant – Health and Wellness Center

Volunteer Service

Executive Advisor to i.c.stars, a nonprofit organization that helps prepare underserved young adults to enter the IT workforce through an immersive, project-based, and corporate sponsored program that has been recognized nationally

Volunteer leader for Epikos Church, helping to lead the launch a new non-denominational, multicultural campus location in North Milwaukee, one of the more crime-ridden urban areas in the United States

Other Affiliations/Organizations

Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission
Appointed as Member of Higher Learning Commission Institutional Actions Council in 2017

Special Interests/Research Topics

The effects of chronic, high intensity aerobic training on resting metabolic rate

Identifying Relevant Factors in the Management of International Strategic Alliances in Higher Education

Mindset development


Married to Gina with two daughters Taylor and Bailey

Enjoys bicycle riding, weightlifting and an avid reader

Born and raised in the mountains of Colorado but has lived in the Midwest for the last 35 years