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Mark Kass

Dean of Graduate Studies for the University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campuses

Travels from Kansas City, MO

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Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History


A vision-oriented leader, educator, and lecturer renowned for expertise in geo-political and business risk assessment, conflict resolution, and change management

Dr. Mark Kass presents extensive experience in management and leadership training to assist clients in managing the changes they encounter during periods of growth and periods of decline. His emphasis on creating or sustaining cultures of corporate innovation during periods of change has helped his clients manage their businesses effectively through turbulent economic challenges, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kass has lectured and taught widely throughout the world. His lecture topics have included the management of political and business cultural conflicts during organizational transitions; the implementation of change control management strategies; and the design of global training and educational curricula for several distinguished major universities and international organizations.

RESULTS-DRIVEN SENIOR LEVEL GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL LEADER with high cultural quotient, and a track record driving academic missions, building strategic academic alliances, leading faculty and administration, and creating online and distance learning curricula.

EXCELS AT LEVERAGING ACADEMIC, BUSINESS AND MARKETING ACUMEN to drive both workflow management, and process improvements. Proven ability to guide educational initiatives, turn around struggling academic operations, and build high-performance academic teams.

POSSESSES A SOLID RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT in guiding corporate start-ups, turning around faltering operations, and building high-performance teams within organizations. Offers 20+ years of experience in defining strategic objectives and applying leadership skills to achieve dramatic, bottom-line results.

HIGHLY ANALYTICAL LEADER WITH BIG PICTURE VISION and the ability to work  with  executive management, staff, and customers to convert complex requirements into actionable  business plans.  Persuasive communicator, successful at presenting innovative ideas to C+ level decision-makers and achieving buy-in.   Functional Mandarin speaker with knowledge of East Asia and the Middle East.   


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