Wendell Seaborne

Wendell Seaborne, Ph.D.
MBA Lead Faculty and Professor of Management
Franklin University

Dr. Seaborne’s academic career has spanned two universities; Anderson University’s Falls School of Business in Anderson, Indiana from 1999 to 2011 and Franklin University since then.  He began his tenure at Anderson University as an adjunct professor in their MBA Program, from which he had graduated. He served full-time as a Professor of Management with undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. During his tenure at Anderson, Seaborne also served as the Director of Global Programs, introducing a Global Business major in the school and an International/Intercultural major across the university.  He also served two years as the chair of the university’s Graduate Council, overseeing graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and Business including a Doctor of Business Administration degree program.

Prior to coming into academia, Dr. Seaborne served 27 years at Duke Energy and its predecessor companies, Cinergy-PSI, PSI Energy and Public Service Indiana.  Beginning this career as an Engineering Assistant, when he left to join academia he was the Area Manager for the northern one-third of the company’s service area in Indiana. During his 27-year tenure, he held 17 positions in ten locations. In addition to his roles within the company, Dr. Seaborne has served the many communities where he has lived through community and civic organizations. During this service to his communities, he served 16 years as presiding officer of various organizations from as small as a leadership development group with two dozen members to a chamber of commerce with over 1,000 members. Due to his over-200 years of combined service through over 40 organizations, Governors in both Kentucky and Indiana recognized his efforts with appointments as a Kentucky Colonel and as a Distinguished Hoosier.

Dr. Seaborne holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Indiana University-Bloomington, an MBA in Finance from Anderson and a Ph. D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. His academic research and consulting interests lie in the field of developing leaders, implementing change, strengthening teams and strategy. He enjoys public speaking on these and a host of topics. Additionally, he holds a great personal interest in genealogy.