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Charles D. Kerns, PhD

Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

(626) 577-2491

Email:  charles.kerns@pepperdine.edu

Charles D. Kerns Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

Dr. Kerns has more than 30 years of business, management and consulting experience. Through his private consulting firm, Corperformance Inc., Dr. Kerns has implemented performance-based management systems for companies in many industries. In 1998, he merged his practice with an international consulting firm where he served as director of organizational consulting before joining the Graziadio School as an associate professor of applied behavioral science. He has taught in nearly every program at the Graziadio School and served as the associate dean of academic affairs. In his work he strives to integrate his consulting, teaching, and writing. His is an expert in designing and implementing high-performance, positive-oriented work cultures. Dr. Kerns is a diplomate and holds ABPP certifications in both industrial-organizational psychology and organizational and business consulting psychology.

University of Maryland

Doctor of Philosophy

Pepperdine University

Master of Business Administration

Frostburg State University

Bachelor of Science

Graziadio Business Review

Self-Control at Work

Leading from Character Strength

UPDATE: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Workplace Culture

The Trybaby Syndrome

Putting Performance and Happiness Together in the Workplace

Performance-Happiness Self-Assessment Survey

Assertive Performance Feedback

Gratitude at Work

The Positive Psychology Approach to Goal Management

Strengthening Value-Centered Ethics (Part 3)


Strengthening Values Centered Leadership

Why Good Leaders Do Bad Things

Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Workplace Culture

Managerial Leadership at Twelve O’Clock

Putting Spirituality to Work

Conversation with Reid Plastics’ Joe Rokus

Serving Each Other on the Inside

Preserve and Strengthen a Business Partnership

Maximize Business Achievement

The Power of Performance Profiling