C. Ken Weidner, II, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Mandeville 354
Phone: (610) 660-1647
Fax: (610) 660-1229
Email: weidner@sju.edu


  • B.A. University of Illinois at Springfield '87
  • M.B.A. University of Illinois at Chicago '89
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago '97

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience

Saint Joseph's University Assistant Professor of Management, 2000 - present

Loyola University Chicago, Center for Organization Development Assistant Professor of Organization Development, 1996 - 2000

University of Illinois at Chicago Communication Department, Teaching Assistant; Department of Management, Teaching Assistant, Visiting Lecturer, 1996-2000

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, 1993 - 1996

Robert Morris College (Chicago) Adjunct Faculty, 1993 - 1994

Business Experience

ValueWorks, Inc. President and Director of Practice, 1996 - present

University of Chicago Hospitals, UCH Academy Organization Development/Management Development Specialist, 1993-1996

Management House, Inc. Vice President, 1989 - 1993

Burger King Corporation Assistant Manager, Assistant Manager I, Restaurant Manager, Area Recruiter, 1980 - 1989

Courses Taught

Graduate courses at Saint Joseph's University

MBA and MSHRM programs

MBA 4515 Stakeholder Theory and Social Responsibility MGT 5205 Leading Change in Organizations (created course) MGT 5275 Consulting to Management (created course MBA 4535 Empowering Human Potential at Work MGT 5055 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management MBA 6015 Business Policy MBA 3515 Managing Work Organizations

Executive MBA, Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing Executive, and MS in Food Marketing programs

MBE 8245 Human Resource Management MBE 8475 Ethics MBE 8505 Leadership & Executive Development I (redesigned course) MBE 8205 Leadership & Executive Development II (redesigned course) MBE 8145 Organizational Behavior

Undergraduate courses at Saint Joseph's University

MGT 2521 Management Consultation and Intervention (redesigned course) MGT 1011 Organizations in Perspective MGT 2421 Business, Ethics, and Society MGT 2011 Organizational Behavior


Weidner II, C. K. (in press). Using self-generated cases from students' experiences: Design, results, and suggestions for use. Journal of Management Education.

Joshi, M., Davis, E. B., Kathuria, R., & Weidner II, C. K. (in press). Experiential learning process: Exploring teaching and learning of strategic management framework through the winter survival exercise. Journal of Management Education.

Weidner II, C. K. (2004). A brand in dire straits: Organization development at sixty. Organization Development Journal, 22 (2), 37-47.

Weidner II, C. K., & Kass, E. E. (2002). Toward a theory of management consulting: A proposed model and its implications. In A. F. Buono (Ed.), Developing knowledge and value in management consulting (Research in Management Consulting, (2), 169-207. Greenwich CT: Information Age Publishing.

Weidner II, C. K., & Kulick, O. A. (1999). The professionalization of organization development: A status report and look to the future. In W. A. Pasmore & R. W. Woodman (Eds.), Research in Organizational Change and Development, 12 (pp. 319-371). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Weidner II, C. K. (1999). "It's ten o'clock - do you know where your sponsors are?": Securing and sustaining sponsorship for organization change. Organization Development Journal, 17 (1), 85-94.

Weidner II, C. K. (1998). The physician-patient metaphor reconsidered: Reassessing the nature and practice of organization development. Organization Development Practitioner, 30 (2), 51-60.

Klein, A. S., Masi, R. J., & Weidner II, C. K. (1995). Organization culture, distribution and amount of control and perceptions of quality: An empirical study of linkages. Group and Organization Management, 20 (2), 122-148.

Grants and Awards

Academy of Management, Management Consulting Division Outstanding Reviewer Award (2004)

Academy of Management, Management Education and Development Division Outstanding Reviewer Award (2001, 2004)

International Applied Business Research Conference, Best Paper Award (2003)

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Management Education Division (2003)

American Society for Training and Development Dissertation Award Winner (1997)

University of Chicago Hospital's UCH Academy: Best Practices Award by American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration/American Hospital Association (1996)

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Wherry Award Nominee (1995)

Association for Corporate Growth Scholar's Award Winner (1989)

Magazine Articles

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Business Ethics, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Management Consulting, Professionalism and Professional Services Firms, Change in Organizations, Academic Integrity