Faculty Profile

Dean Schroeder

Associate Dean, Herbert & Agnes Schulz Professor of Management

222 Urschel Hall


Areas of Specialty
Strategic Management
Management of Technology
Creating high performance organizations

Career Highlights

  • Co-author of Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations, which was named one of the “30 best business books” of the year by Executive Book Summaries and awarded the “Reader’s Choice Award” by Fast Company.
  • Served for five years on Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners, the nation’s foremost recognition for business excellence.
  • Founding Director of the Valpo MBA and MEM programs.
  • Wrote, directed and narrated Lean Green, a video on how Subaru Indiana Automotive eliminated all landfills waste while manufacturing 1,000 cars a day.


Ph.D. in Strategic Management - University of Minnesota 1985
M.B.A. - University of Montana 1980
B.M.E. in Mech Eng - University of Minnesota 1974