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Charles Vance

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Dr. Charles M. Vance is a part-time Pamplin Management faculty. He also is professor emeritus of management and human resources at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he taught at executive, MBA, and undergraduate levels. He has been very active in designing and conducting customized training programs for managers, executives, and other professionals. He has had considerable experience as a consultant in North and South America, Asia, and Europe in training design, management development and coaching, and broader human resource and organization development applications. His areas of research involve expatriate entrepreneurs, as well as international career management and global leadership competency development.

Vance’s past consulting activity with numerous and different large and small organizations in the U.S. and abroad has included such clients as FedEx, Samsung, Mattel, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles Archdiocese, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, U.S. Department of Labor, Harvard University, Marketing Science Institute, University of Southern California, the Catholic University of Uruguay, Fresenius Kabi, and Communications Engineering Limited of Hong Kong. He received two Fulbright Scholar appointments, in China and Austria, and has conducted special courses and presentations in multiple business schools in Asia and Europe.

Vance received his B.S. in Psychology and M.A. in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University, and Ph.D. in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation from Syracuse University. He is the author of over 100 scholarly publications and creative works, as well as three books, including Smart Talent Management: Managing People as Knowledge Assets (2nd edition, Edward Elgar), Mastering Management Education (Sage), and Managing a Global Workforce, 4th edition (Routledge). In a rather unusual aspect of his academic career, for many years Vance featured a quarterly editorial cartoon "Out of Whack" section of the innovative Journal of Management Inquiry. 

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