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Kirk Mensch, Ph.D.

Kirk Mensch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
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Kirk G. Mensch is Associate Professor in the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program at Eastern University.  Dr. Mensch is a former U.S. Intelligence Community Officer who served over 20 years in many capacities with the U.S. Government.  He served in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division and commanded paratroopers during two tours at Fort Bragg, NC. He began his teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Military Science & Leadership at the College of William & Mary in 2004 and also served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Business at Maranatha Baptist University.  Dr. Mensch has been focused on research related to the disengagement of moral self-sanctions, hope and religiosity with the University of Exeter (United Kingdom) for the past few years.


Phone: 484-581-1263
Fax: 484-581-1276
Email: kmensch@eastern.edu


  • D.Phil. (candidate) Religion & Psychology
    Thesis Title: Predicting the Disengagement of Moral Self Sanctions: Hope and Religion in the United States Military
    University of Exeter
    Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
  • Ph.D. Human Resource Development & Organizational Leadership
    Dissertation Research: Belief and Moral Judgment: Considering Implications of a Religious Paradox in neo-Kohlbergian Moral Reasoning
    Regent University, School of Business & Leadership
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • M.B.A. (Business Administration)
    Webster University
    School of Business and Technology
    Saint Louis, MO
  • B.S. Economics
    Minor Equivalent: Military Science & Leadership
    West Virginia University
    College of Business and Economics
    Morgantown, WV

    Research Interests and Selected Publications

    • Murthy, S., Dingman, M. & Mensch, K (2011). Experiential leader development at the United States Marine Corps Intelligence: A pilot study evaluation. Organization Development Journal, 29(3).
    • Mensch, K., & Dingman, M. (2010). Redefining leader development: Organizational learning that encourages a culture of transformation. International Journal of Leadership Studies, 6(1).
    • Mensch, K. G.(2009). Belief and Moral Judgment: Considering Implications of a Religious Paradox in neo-Kohlbergian Moral Reasoning, Doctoral Dissertation, Regent University.
    • Mensch, K. G. & Rahschulte, T. (2008). Military Leader Development and Autonomous Learning: Responding to the growing complexity of warfare, Human Resources Development Quarterly, 19(3).

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