PhD in Strategic Management, University of Arkansas
MBA in Operations Management, Auburn University
BA in Economics and Business, University of Michigan
Research & Teaching Interests
Business Strategy, Planning & Implementation; Global Corporate Citizenship (e.g., governance, social responsibility, ethics, sustainability, social entrepreneurship); Market Entry Strategies; Decision Making; Managing Nonprofit Organizations; Business Education; Faculty Administration & Evaluation.
Industry & Academic Experience
An advisor to various private, public, and nonprofit organizations, Professor Crittenden has worked with organizations such as BAE Systems, Boston Beer Company, Boston Management Consortium, Lotus Software (IBM), Head Start and Wal-Mart Stores. He also has worked with Funducion CANE in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior of Monterrey, Mexico. He has served in various University administrative posts, including as Senior Associate Dean and Dean of Faculty and as Dean for Graduate Business Programs. He has helped start several nonprofit organizations. He currently serves as a trustee with a commercial real estate trust. He has served on the advisory board of a software start-up and as a trustee on a charitable, fraternal nonprofit.
Services to the Profession
Professor Crittenden is a member of numerous professional organizations including: the Strategic Management Society (he is a founding member) and the Academy of Management. He is a former Chair of the Public & Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management. He has served in a variety of associate editor, guest editor and reviewer roles and currently serves on the Editorial Review Board for Business Horizons and is on the Advisory Board for Nonprofit Management & Leadership.
Awards & Recognition
Selected as 2016 Direct Selling Education Foundation fellow
Voted one of Favorite Professors at Northeastern by Senior Class of 2014, Cauldron Yearbook
Top 20 percent rank in articles published and in citations among world-wide management scholars (study conducted at Erasmus University June 2010)
Winner, Beta Gamma Sigma Teacher of the Year, 2002
Finalist, Beta Gamma Sigma Teacher of the Year, 2001
Public & Nonprofit Division, Academy of Management Division Chair, 1994-95