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Dean Frost


Dean E. Frost is Professor of Business Administration at Bemidji State University, one of the seven Minnesota State university campus locations. Formerly, he was a faculty member at the University of Virginia, Duquesne University, Portland State University, and Walden University. At Bemidji State University Dr. Frost teaches Strategic Management, Business Analytics, Labor and Employment Relations, International Management, and Organizational Behavior.

Dr. Frost has published scholarly work in such fields as implicit leadership theory, management development, emotional intelligence, occupational health psychology, financial decision making, social power, and the prediction of leadership effectiveness. He has worked on projects for such organizations as Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Seattle Fire Department, Oregon Saw Chain, Intel, Johnstone Supply, Crown Zellerbach, Newhouse Publications, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

His credentials include a bachelor's degree from Reed College, a master's degree, and doctoral degree from the University of Washington. He has been a member of the Academy of Management for forty years and his published research as appeared in a range of publications from Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes to the Journal of Management Development. His most recent publications include a textbook Strategic Management (Kendall Hunt Publishing) and a book on Achieving Success as a 21st Century Manager, published by Business Expert Press.


  • University of Washington, PhD