Evan Wood

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Dr. Evan Wood

MBA Program


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Associate Professor of Management & Chair of MBA Program

Office Location: Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, 3201 Stellhorn Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Phone: (260) 387-8646
Email: evwood@taylor.edu

Specialties: Organizational development, Organizational design, Organizational behavior, Strategy and strategic thinking, Business research methods, Certified Executive Coach, Authorized DiSC distributor and facilitator, Team development (and overcoming team dysfunction), Strategic planning, Business metrics


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Evan D. Wood




Ph.D., Technology Management
Specialization: Human Resource Development
Dissertation: Post-Arrival Performance Interventions that Assist Expatriates’
Adjustment and Performance
Indiana State University

Indiana University
Summa Cum Laude

B.A., Management and Marketing
Minor: Computer Information Systems
Cedarville University
Cum Laude



Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference 2008 John C. Edwards
Graduate Student Paper Award for Best Paper
Beta Gamma Sigma (accepted 2004)
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (accepted 2003)
Greater Fort Wayne Area 40 under 40 (2010, presented by Greater Fort Wayne
Business Weekly and The Chamber of Commerce)



Taylor University, Upland, IN
August 2009 -
Associate Professor of Management (Tenured)
Graduate Chair, MBA Program

  • Earned Tenure in 2011 
  • Teach management courses in the MBA program 
  • Chair and lead MBA program 

Committee Service

  • University Planning Council 
  • School of Business Dean Search Committee 
  • Graduate Council 
  • MBA Program Admissions Committee 

Taylor University, Fort Wayne, IN
August 2004 – May 2009
Associate Dean

  • Participate in developing university’s strategic plan 
  • Researched and proposed methods for evaluating “stellar” programs 
  • Direct new academic program development, including market research, financial planning, curricular development, staffing, pricing, and marketing 
  • Manage program development staff 
  • Direct Extended Studies office for adult and professional programs 
  • Coordinate and implement Campus Assessment Plan 
  • Serve on team implementing North Central’s AQIP accreditation model 
    • Participate in developing continuous quality improvement initiatives 
  • Developed curriculum mapping program for academic departments as part of the continuous quality initiative.

Chair, Department of Management & Communication

  • Direct department with 3 full-time, tenure track faculty, 2 staff members and 77 students 
    • Tripled department size in 4 years 
  • Developed an innovative, reduced-residency BBA program for adults 
  • Developed a new B.S. in Organizational Management for a 1+2+1 partnership with Ivy Tech State Community College 
  • Coordinated the development of a new B.S. in Marketing Communication 

Assistant Professor, Business

  • Teach courses in both the management and marketing disciplines 

Committee Service

  • Taylor University Fort Wayne Planning Council 
  • University Academic Council 
  • Fort Wayne Academic Council 
  • Taylor University Fort Wayne Assessment Council (Chair) 
  • TUFWO (Distance Education) Committee 
  • BBA Program Oversight Committee (Chair) 
  • Facilities Master Planning Steering Committee 
  • Chancellor Search Committee



  • Technology Committee, Academy of Human Resource Development 
  • Manuscript reviewer, Human Resource Development International Journal 
  • Manuscript reviewer, AHRD International Conference (2008-2012) 
  • Manuscript reviewer, Asian AHRD Conference (2009) 
  • AHRD Cutting Edge Review Committee (2009-2012) 
  • Symposium Chair, AHRD International Conference (2007) 
  • Manuscript reviewer, Academy of Management Conference (2007-2011) 
  • Manuscript reviewer, CBFA Conference (2007-2011) 
  • Session Chair, CBFA Conference (2008)



Wood, E. & St. Peters, H. (2012). A model for global outreach across the business
curriculum. Christian Business Academy Review, 7(1).
El Mansour, B. & Wood, E. (2010, June). Improving cross-cultural training: The case
of expatriate managers in Morocco. Journal of European Industrial Training,
Wood, E. & El Mansour, B. (2010). Performance interventions that assist Chinese
expatriate's adjustment and performance: Toward a conceptual framework.
Academy of Human Resource Development Review, 10(2).
Wood, E. & El Mansour, B. (2009. February). Comparison of on-assignment
performance interventions for North American expatriates and Chinese
expatriates. In J. Storberg-Walker (Ed.), Proceedings of 2009 AHRD
International Conference, February 18-22.
Wood, E. (2008, October). On-assignment performance interventions that assist North
American expatriates adjusment and performance. In C. Sutton (Ed.),
Proceedings of 2008 Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference,
October 2-4.
Wood, E. (2007, February). E-mentoring as a means to develop and retain expatriate
managers. In F. Nafukho (Ed.), Proceedings of 2007 AHRD International
Conference, February 28 – March 4.



Wood, E. (2010, December). Role ambiguity? Enhancing performance by reducing
uncertainty in expatriate assignments. Global Business Review, 4(1).



Wood, E. & St. Peters, H. (2011, March). Developing CQ (Cultural Intelligence)
through short term study tours. Paper presented at the 2011 Midwest Scholars
Conference, March, 4, 2011, Indianapolis, IN.
Speakman, W. & Wood, E. (2011, March). Building community in a non-traditional
environment. Paper presented at the 2011 Midwest Scholars Conference,
March, 4, 2011, Indianapolis, IN.
Wood, E. & Cain, M. (2009, March). Business students’ use of time and overall
performance. Paper presented at the 2009 Midwest Scholars Conference, March
6, 2009, Indianapolis, IN.
Wood, E. & El Mansour, B. (2009. February). Comparison of on-assignment
performance interventions for North American expatriates and Chinese
expatriates. Paper presented at the 2009 Academy of Human Resource
Development International Conference, Washington, D.C.
Wood, E., Cain, M., & St. Peters, H. (2008, November). A model for global outreach
across the business curriculum. Paper presented at the 2008 CBFA Annual
Conference, November 6-8, Indianapolis, IN.
Wood, E. (2008, February). From inputs to outcomes: Curriculum mapping to plan for
student learning in programs. Paper presented at the 2008 Midwest Scholars
Conference, February 22, Indianapolis, IN.
Wood, E. (2007, February). E-mentoring as a means to develop and retain expatriate
managers. Paper presented at the 2007 Academy of Human Resource
Development International Conference, February 28 – March 4, Indianapolis,
Wood, E. (2006, February). Engaging millennials through experiential learning:
Lessons learned from ‘The Apprentice’. Paper presented at the 2006 Fort
Wayne Teaching Conference, February 17, Fort Wayne, IN.
Walker, R. & Wood, E. (2000, May). A project-based approach to PERT/CPM
instruction. Paper presented at INFORMS Spring 2000 Meeting, May 7-10, Salt
Lake City, UT. 




Evan Wood Consulting, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
2003 – Present

  • Provide management and leadership development, executive and business coaching, strategic planning facilitation, business plan development, and business research services 
  • Past clients include: 
    • Northeast Indiana Innovation Center 
    • Renaissance Executive Forums 
    • TransWorks, Inc. (A Norfolk Southern Company) 
    • Center for Research & Innovation 
    • Cox Molding, Inc. 
    • Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health 
    • Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp. 
  • Past completed projects include: facilitate CEO advisory board, CEO and Executive coaching, feasibility studies, business plan development, new product/service evaluation, economic development research studies, grant proposal development, organizational leadership review, strategic planning, training programs

TransWorks, Inc. (A Norfolk Southern Company), Fort Wayne, IN
2003 – 2004
Products Manager

  • Manage the two major product lines: for an Application Service Provider (ASP) delivering total Transportation Management Solutions and Business Process Automation to Carriers and Shippers 
  • Optimize use of limited development resources to maximize revenue 
  • Work with Sales to ensure products are designed to meet market needs 
  • Manage internal resources and 3rd party contractors for product development 
  • Manage systems’ analysts and software engineers 
  • Managed integration efforts into major ERP systems such as SAP 
  • Provide business and process consulting to major transportation providers and users 

Project Manager / Customer Service Manager

  • Manage project to deliver a set of new systems and business processes for the Intermodal group of a Class I railroad 
    • Provide business process consulting to client 
    • Manage multi-million dollar budget, including labor, capital, 3rd party contracts and travel expenses 
    • Manage and coordinate internal resources, contract resources and 3rd party vendors to deliver project on-time, under budget and with full deliverables 
    • Set and manage customer expectations 
    • Coordinate efforts of customer’s executives, IT staff and users 
    • Author of technical user documentation for systems delivered 
  • Manage 24-hour HelpDesk staff delivering training and technical support for all Carrier and Shipper customer installations 

Waterfield Mortgage Company, Fort Wayne, IN
(subsequently acquired by American Home Mortgage)
1998 – 2003
IT Workgroup Manager, Wholesale Business Unit

  • Managed team of Business Analysts and Application Developers designated to design, develop, implement and maintain large scale projects 
  • Workgroup supported systems and processes for Waterfield’s largest business unit 
  • Workgroup managed variety of projects for the Wholesale business unit and other business units 
    • Designed and developed new Logistics division 
    • Designed and developed Sub-Servicing division to service Bear Stearns 
    • Designed and developed new Second Mortgage line of business 
    • Managed the creation of numerous new mortgage products 
    • Designed and developed disparate pricing model to monitor regulatory compliance 

IT Business Analyst

  • Supported systems and processes for Wholesale, Retail and Contract business units 
  • Managed variety of projects for business unit 
    • Designed and developed new Internet Lending division 
    • Designed and installed new fax server 
    • Managed the creation of 2 new mortgage products 

Waterfield University: Professional Development Instructor

  • Designed, developed and delivered training courses for internal sales and operations staffs as well as major private-label contract customers 
  • Assisted in the research and design of the new corporate university
  • Authored and published several user guides for internal and external users 
  • Designed, developed and delivered a variety of courses 
    • Conducted courses for both staff and senior managers 
    • Mortgage Banking courses ranging the full mortgage cycle from sales to processing operations through to delivery services and servicing 
    • Numerous New Hire Job courses 
    • Numerous of Advanced Job courses 
    • Leadership and Supervision courses 
    • 3rd Party Train-the-Trainer courses 
    • Just-In-Time courses (focused 2 to 4 hour classes) 
  • Consistently received the highest student evaluations within University 

The Finish Line, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
1994 – 1998
General Manager

  • Responsible for inventory, merchandising, sales, operations, recruiting, human resources and training for retail operations 
  • Promoted to and managed $5 million operation (Fort Wayne, IN) 
    • Managed 11 full-time Assistant Managers / Manager Trainees 
    • Managed staffs of up to 100 employees (depending on seasonal volume) 
    • 33% sales gain (over previous year’s sales) 
    • Responsible for inventory, merchandising, sales, operations, recruiting, human resources and training 
  • Promoted to and managed $1.5 million operation (Springfield, OH) 
    • Rookie of the Year award recipient 
    • 25% sales gain (over previous year’s sales)


Academy of Management
Midwest Academy of Management
American Marketing Association
Academy of Human Resource Development
Christian Business Faculty Association 



Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (2012)
Project+ (IT Project Management certification through CompTIA)
Certified Professional Coach (World Coach Institute)
Certified Executive Coach (World Coach Institute)



Greater Fort Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce 01/2008
- Developed measurement and assessment plan for strategic plan

Caring About People, Inc. 04/2009
- Provided consulting on the development of a strategic plan

NorthPark Community Church, Fort Wayne, IN
- Served on Board
- Chaired Missions Committee
- Adult Course Teacher
- Junior and Senior High Youth Coordinator

Parkview YMCA 10/2009-Present
- Youth sports coach (football and basketball)
- Christian Emphasis Committee

St. Joe Little League 2010-Present

Upward Basketball 2010-Present