LaSharnda Beckwith Ph.D.

Dean, College of Business and Management, Professor of Business Management

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  • Ph.D. Organization and Management, Leadership specialization, Capella University
  • MBA, Embry-Riddle University
  • M.A., Business Management, Webster University
  • B.P.S. Professional Studies, Barry University


  • Certified Project Manager, Management Science Institute
  • Certified Management Professional, Management Science Institute
  • Myers-Briggs Indicator Type Qualification, The Center for Applications of Psychological Type
  • John Maxwell, Developing the Leader Within You Certification


  • Chair, Department of Business, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2014-2016)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Beckwith Leadership Consulting Group (2013-present)
  • Adjunct Professor for Business, Texas Woman’s University (2011-2014)
  • Adjunct Professor for Business, Embry-Riddle University (2012-2014)
  • Adjunct Professor for Human Resources, DeVry University (2012-2013)
  • Vice President, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (2006-2011)
  • Vice President, Corporate University, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (2004-2006)
  • Executive Administrator for the Chief Operation Officer, Army and Air Force Exchange (2002-2004)
  • College Trainee, Sales Area Manager, Operations Manager, Sales and Merchandise Manager, Store Manager, Exchange Manager, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (1988-2011) Retired


  • A Christian Vision of Business
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Leadership
  • Business Environment
  • International Business


  • International Association of Collegiate  Business Education (IACBE)
  • Association of Talent Development (ASTD)
  • Business For Missions
  • Diversity Inc.
  • Professional Christian Women in Service
  • Fellowship of Professional Women
  • CrossTalk International – Today With God


  • Business For Missions (Lead)
  • Professional Christian Women in Service (CEO)
  • Menttium Mentoring Group


  • Beckwith, L. (2016) A Christian Vision of the Marketplace. Journal of Business Studies Quarterly  (Mar 2016): 17-23.
  • Beckwith, L., Carter, D., Peters, T. (2016) The Underrepresentation of African American Women In Executive Leadership: What’s Getting In The Way? Journal of Business Studies Quarterly (Jun 2016): 7-4
  • Beckwith, A. (2010). Transcendental leadership in action: An exploration of how self-identified transcendental leaders build a culture of workplace spirituality.  ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2010. 3427806.
  • Beckwith, L. (2010). When You’re Happy With You. Xulon Publisher
  • Beckwith, L. (2014). It’s Your Life; Own It. (No Blame, No Excuses). AuthorHouse.
  • Beckwith, L. (2016). You Call That Love? This is Love. Xulon Publisher
  • The Power of Positive Faith monthly column, Wordsmith Journal Magazine


“If it were easy, everybody would be doing it.” — unknown