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Daniel Dayton

Daniel Dayton

Affiliate Faculty
  • The Chicago School Online
Department
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
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Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
ddayton@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Alef-Consulting
Biography

I have been concentrating on furthering organizational learning theory (Peter Senge and Chris Argyris), and in contributing to the development of complexity leadership theory (Mary Uhl-Bien and Russ Marion). Central to my research in both developing and using those theories is applying the praxis of W. Barnett Pearce's coordinated management of meaning theory. Consequently, my research is decidedly rooted in a social-constructionist ontology, from which I hope to expand knowledge and application of organizational development that springs from the contributions of all organizational members. The potential areas of impact of this research include Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Quality.

Education
  • B.S., Business Management/Finance, University of Maryland University College
  • MBA, Business Management, DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management
  • Ph.D., Organization and Management, Capella University
Licensure(s)
Areas Of Expertise

Awards

  • Franklin University Teaching Excellence Award
    Franklin University, May 2014

    Franklin University’s Teaching Excellence award for outstanding teaching. Selection is based on available data including student surveys and feedback as well as lead faculty member’s recommendation.

  • CTU Student Experience Award
    Colorado Technical University, May 2014

    Awarded to faculty from the Provost for outstanding service and commitment to student service and success.

  • Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer, 2013
    Management Education and Development Division

  • Journal of Management History, Emerald Publications, 2013
    Outstanding Reviewer Award for the year 2012

  • Journal of Management History, 2013
    Nominated for Outstanding Reviewer Award

  • Academy of Management, 2012
    Barry Armandi Award for Best Paper in Management Education and Development

  • Academy of Management, 2012
    Nominee, William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Recent Dissertation

  • Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer, 2010
    Management Education and Development Division

  • Presidential Service Badge
    Service in direct support of the President of the United States

  • Distinguished Service Certificate, US Department of State

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal , US Department of Defense

  • Joint Service Commendation Medal, US Department of Defense

  • Joint Service Achievement Medal, US Department of Defense

Select Presentations

  • “Operations Management and Project Management.” (February, 2014). Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa (Higher School of Banking), Wroclaw, Poland
    Invited Presentation (8-Lecture Series)

  • “Operations Management and Project Management.” (December, 2013). Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa (Higher School of Banking), Wroclaw, Poland
    Invited Presentation (8-Lecture Series)

  • “Socially Constructed Management Communication and Practice: A Phenomenological Study.”  Academy of Management Annual Conference August 2013.

  • “The Dissertation Research and Publication Process: Research Methodologies.” Colorado Technical University, Doctoral Symposium. Invited Presentation July 2013

  • “Walking the Talk: Organizational Development and Global Leadership.” Professional Development Workshop, Doctoral Symposium, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO, April 2013.

  • “Mentoring as Communication for Innovative Teaching.” Professional Development Workshop Submitted to the Teaching and Learning Conference, Academy of Management, August 2013.

  • “Using the GICE Strategy to Enhance Teaching and Learning.”

  • Professional Development Workshop Submitted to the Teaching and Learning Conference, Academy of Management, August 2013.

  • “Operations Management and Project Management.” (February 2013). University of St. Kliment Ohridski, Prilep, Macedonia.
    Invited Presentation (8-Lecture Series).

  • “Operations Management and Project Management.” (December, 2012). Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa (Higher School of Banking), Wroclaw, Poland.
    Invited Presentation (8-Lecture Series).

  • “Operations Management and Project Management.” (July 2012). Modern College of Business and Science, Muscat, Oman.
    Invited Presentation (8-Lecture Series).

  • “Crafting and Executing Strategy.” (June, 2012). Bratislava Business School, Bratislava, Slovakia.
    Invited Presentation (2 weekends).

  • “Teaching Strategic Management.” (January, 2012). University of Alaska Southeast, Department of Management.
    Invited Presentation.

  • Session Chair, “Effective Online and On-Site Learning Environments,” Academy of Management Annual Conference, Management Education and Development Division; San Antonio, Texas, August, 2011

  • “Applying Bloom's Taxonomy and Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theories in Course Instruction,” Faculty Development Seminar, Brown Mackie College, 2010.

  • “Reviewing Scholarly Journal Articles and Monographs,” Professional Development Workshop, Brown Mackie College, 2010.

  • “Case Study Methodology and Leadership Theory” Special 10-Week Course for Business Club Participants in inter-collegiate case study competition, Brown Mackie College, 2009.

  • “Leadership Theory and its Application to the Classroom” Professional Development Workshop, Brown Mackie College, 2009.

  • “Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Students” Faculty Development Workshop, Brown Mackie College, 2009.

  • “What is Learning-Centered Instruction? Engaging Students in the Learning Process” Faculty Development Workshop, Brown Mackie College, 2009.

  • “Creating Collaborative Culture in the Classroom” Faculty Development Workshop, Brown Mackie College, 2009.

  • “Building Working Relationships with Students” Faculty Development Workshop, Brown Mackie College, 2009.

Select Publications

  • Dayton, D. K. (2013, August). Socially constructed management communication and practice: A phenomenological study. Academy of Management Annual Conference Proceedings.

  • Dayton, D. K. (2012, August). The social construction of organizational learning: Examining the epistemology of master degree curricula. Academy of Management Annual Conference.
    Winner of the Barry Armandi Award for Best Paper in Management Education and Development.

  • Dayton, D. K. (2011). Communicating quality: The social construction of management and leadership. Mason, OH: ALEF Consulting/Amazon Publishing.

  • Dayton, D. K. (2011). Communicating organizational quality: A phenomenological study through the lenses of organizational learning and complexity leadership theories. Ann Arbor, MI: Proquest/UMI Publishing.

  • Dayton, D. K. (2008). A coordinated theory of leadership: A synthesis of three theories of leadership. Capella University.

  • Dayton, D. K. (2007). Evaluating the dark side of leadership: A historical analysis of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Capella University.

  • Dayton, D. K. (2007). The arts, music, and religion in management education. Capella University.

  • Dayton, D. K. (2002). Copyrights and music. Keller Graduate School of Management MBA Thesis.

Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Choral Society (Non-profit Corporation)
    Advisor the Board of Directors, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2004-Present
  • Queen City Bronze, Inc. (Non-profit Corporation)
    Co-founder, President, and Board of Directors Member, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008-2011

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management, 2014-Present Organizational Cognition Division

  • Academy of Management, 2014-Present Management History Division

  • Academy of Management, 2008-Present
    Management Education and Development Division

  • Academy of Management, 2008-Present
    Organizational Development and Change Division

  • Academy of Management, 2008-Present
    Organization Management and Theory Division

  • Reviewer, Management Learning Journal, 2010-Present
    Sage Publications

  • Reviewer, Journal of Management History, 2011-Present
    Emerald Publications

  • Member of Organizing Committee
    Teaching and Learning Conference at the Academy of Management Annual Conference (Inaugural Conference), August 2013

  • Member of Executive Committee/Webmaster
    Academy of Management, Management Education and Development Division, 2011-Present

  • Session Chair/Facilitator
    Academy of Management, 2011 Annual Conference, Management Education and Development Division

  • Symposium Discussant
    Academy of Management, 2010 Annual Conference, “Teaching Design Thinking”

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is a natural extension of the research that I am currently conducting in Organizational Quality, and Organizational Communications, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. I have a strong commitment to heightening the scholarly and philosophical level of education in management curricula, by challenging the students' critical thinking and building upon the social-constructionist nature of human communication that is so endemic to management and organizational quality. Consequently, the courses I teach challenge the students to “think outside the box,” moving beyond a transactional learning paradigm (inherent to information-centered instruction) to a transformational learning paradigm, deeply imbued with learning-centered philosophy. The curricula of courses that lend themselves well to this teaching philosophy include Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Theory and Behavior, and Management Theory and Practice.