Frank Braun

Dean, School of Business
Professor of Business Informatics
Doctor of Management, Case Western Reserve University

Frank C. Braun

Frank BraunDean, School of Business
Professor of Business Informatics

D.M., Case Western Reserve University
MBA in Management Information Systems, Xavier University
B.S. in Applied Science, Miami University

Dr. Frank C. Braun, professor of business informatics, was named dean of the School of Business in April 2018, bringing his extensive experience in both the classroom and the corporate world to Baldwin Wallace University.

As dean, Braun oversees curricular and operations matters within the School; leads professional and administrative staff; and manages and enhances partnerships within Northeast Ohio’s robust business community and BW alumni.

Braun spent more than two decades in executive-level information systems management, consulting and business development, including senior leadership positions with United Dairy Farmers, TouchScreen Systems, and Klosterman Baking Company. He also was the contracted general manager for the IBM North America Technology Asset Management and Evaluation Program Logistics Center. Braun is active in the cyber security domain and holds the CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) credential.

Within academia, Braun has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic leadership practices, information security and governance, organizational change, and business analytics. He has been a founding advisory board member of university entrepreneurship institutes and informatics centers, and actively incorporates experiential projects in the classroom, which remains a continued focus of his at BW.

His research areas include project leadership, knowledge management, experiential learning, organizational resiliency, and entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining BW, Braun was department chair and associate professor of business and health informatics at Northern Kentucky University.

Braun earned his doctor of management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, producing the dissertation Social-Technical Project Manager Practices that Account for More than Project Success: Learning, Knowledge Sharing, Performance and Job Satisfaction in Information Technology Project Team Environments. He was also a research fellow in the Program for Research in Information Management at the University of Amsterdam School of Business and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

Recent Publications

Martz, W. B., Hughes, J. E., Braun, F. C., Creativity and Problem Solving: Closing the Skills Gap Journal of Computer Information Systems, Published online 19, Jul 2016.

Martz, W. B., Braun, F. C., Hughes, J. E., Developing a Creativity and Problem Solving Course in Support of the Information Systems Curriculum. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 11 (1) 2015.

Schenkel, M., D'Souza, R., and Braun, F., Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, Intent and Intensity: Does Experiential Training Enhance or Inhibit Predisposition? Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2014

Kuchibhotla, S., Braun, F., Raghavan, V., PenSource - Evaluating Information Security in a Software Services Company. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, Volume 14, no. 2, 2012

Braun, F., Avital, M., and Martz, B., Action-Centered Team Leadership Influences More Than Performance, Team Performance Management, Volume: 18 Issue: 3/4 2012.

Martz, B., Braun, F., and Hughes, J., Business Informatics and the Information Systems Perspective: Implementing the IS 2010 Curriculum, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, Vol. 16, no. 3, 2011.