Associate Professor of Management Science and Corporate Sustainability
“Crummer affords me an opportunity to teach at an institution that truly values the faculty-student interaction and is flexible enough to meet the changing demands of the complex business world. Our faculty strives to readily connect the latest research in our various areas to current teaching in the classroom, leading to a highly practical MBA.”
Keith Whittingham is an Associate Professor of Management Science and Corporate Sustainability at Rollins College, where he teaches elective courses and leads consulting projects in the Global Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship arenas. He also teaches the core course in Quantitative Business Analysis. His research interests include sustainable enterprise development and process improvement (with a focus in the developing world) and related studies in operations management and international business.
He has published research articles in the Global Business and Finance Review, the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and the Journal of Education for Business, among other journals. He has earned a Best Paper award from DSI and multiple research awards for conference presentations.
Raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Whittingham acquired an early interest in global sustainable development. His studies in engineering (BSEE Howard University, Ph.D. Cornell University) led to interests in renewable energy and developed skills in innovation and problem solving. However, it is during the last decade of working with MBA students that he has become a strong proponent of enterprise and entrepreneurship as powerful vehicles in addressing global social concerns.
Over the past several years, Dr. Whittingham has traveled internationally with several groups of MBA students to work with small enterprises through Rollins Global Consulting Projects and to study sustainability as part of his course, Global Sustainability: Business and the Environment. He has also co-developed a new MBA course entitled Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability.
In addition to serving on the Rollins College Committee on Environmental and Sustainability Issues, Dr. Whittingham was a founder of the college’s Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Initiative. Prior to joining the Crummer Faculty, Dr. Whittingham held management positions in manufacturing, research and development and strategic business development at Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies.
- Global Sustainable Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship
- Process Improvement
- Quantitative Business Analysis
- Ph.D., Cornell University
- MBA, Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College
- BSEE, Howard University
Changemaker Day Offers Students Entrepreneurial Advice from Expert Panel
Four experts joined Crummer Alumni Hall of Fame member and Board of Trustees member David Lord for a conversation on social entrepreneurship and innovation.
Dr. Keith Whittingham Presents on Corporate Social Responsibility at BlackRock in New York City
Dr. Whittingham ‘01MBA discusses environmental impact of large organizations at one of America’s leading mutual fund companies
Crummer’s Dr. Whittingham Puts Theory into Practice with Newly Launched Coffee Company
Years of consulting trips to Costa Rica’s coffee-rich farmland inspired Dr. Whittingham to launch Artifx Cafe, designed to create real income for small farmers and positively impact their communities.