Don Doty

M.B.A., California Polytechnic State University
Ph.D., University of Nebraksa

Office: McKenna Hall 226

Over the past 14 years at SPU, Dr. Doty has taught over 2,340 business management students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.   His students' oral and written communication work, when objectively graded by an outside party, has consistently exceeded Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) standards. He is the author of The Seven Skills of the Ancient Paradigm of Discipleship: How They Can Rock Your World Today and Enable You to Leave a Lasting Legacy and Strengths to Strength: How Institutional Strengths Contribute to Successful Fundraising Appeals in Research Universities.  Dr. Doty's peer reviewed management research and publications have been accepted by Academy of Management annual conferences and consortiums (a significant achievement because only about 25% of submitted work is accepted). For example, a 2015 publication which was presented to the Academy, "The Elephant in the Classroom Anxiety Reduction in Management Oral Presentations," demonstrated how instructional methods and classroom atmosphere may reduce public speaking anxiety in undergraduate and international graduate populations by an average of 31%.  Dr. Doty is a contributor and reviewer for the Academy of Management Education and Development division; Management Spirituality and Religion division; and the Journal of Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.    He has also reviewed several Management Communication textbooks including, for example, Management Communication (O'Rourke, 2014), Writing and Speaking at Work (Bailey, 2014), Managerial Communication (Bell & Smith, 2012).

Dr. Doty  has two sons and enjoys rowing competitively with his wife of 27 years, Patty, for the Lake Union Crew rowing club, skiing, and distance bicycling.   If you are out walking, running, or rowing yourself some weekday morning you may spot them rowing down the ship canal toward the Ballard locks.