I am an Assistant Professor of Management in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. At the broadest level, my research and teaching falls into three mutually reinforcing content domains: Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, and Research Methods. Within these domains, my research emphasizes better understanding the impact of non-economic influences and language on organizational phenomena.
I hold a PhD in Management from the University of Oklahoma, where I emphasized strategy and entrepreneurship. I received my BSBA from the University of Arizona in Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, and Operations Management.
Before my academic career, I was a consultant at IBM Global Business Services. I worked in both the strategy and change as well as supply chain management practices. During my tenure at IBM, I engaged with clients in the IT, automotive, pharmaceutical, and industrial products industries.
I am no longer pursuing a career in consulting. However, I am open to limited consulting, training, or presentation engagements that are consistent with my career as an academic.
“Dr. McKenny knows his stuff… and it shows.“
My professional and personal lives overlap. I enjoy reading business- and research methods-oriented books and articles in my personal time. I am the guy you’d find on the beach reading Thirst by Scott Harrison (good book, by the way) rather than the latest thriller.
That being said, I do have a non-professional life that I love sharing with my amazing wife and daughter. Having recently moved to Bloomington, IN, we are still exploring all the city has to offer. I am also a technology and electronics tinkerer and still find time to play a video game from time to time. I do enjoy playing piano as well… but poorly.