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Virginia Green, PhD, MA, MBA, MA

Virginia Green, PhD, MA, MBA, MA

Practitioner of Applied Behavioral Science
Graziadio Business School


Dr. Virginia Green serves as a dedicated practitioner faculty member in the fields of Applied Behavioral Sciences and Entrepreneurship within both the MBA and BS in Management programs at the Graziadio Business School. With previous teaching experience at NYU and her current role at Pepperdine, she is renowned for her hands-on approach to learning, integrating real-world practical experiences into her classroom instruction.

Beyond her role as an educator, Green boasts a wealth of over 25 years' worth of managerial expertise across a diverse range of companies. Her specialization lies in businesses that emphasize growth and innovation. Throughout her career, Green has held a variety of high-ranking positions, including CEO and COO, within multiple thriving companies. Moreover, she has also taken the reins of business ownership.

Green's collaborative engagements have led her to consult and collaborate with prestigious entities such as Southwest Airlines, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, American Management Association, 3M Corporation, American Graphic Board International, Loure Electronics, and Haas International Manufacturing, among others.

As an actively engaged C-level executive and board member, Green extends her influence internationally. She spearheads a Management Consulting firm that prioritizes development, training, coaching, facilitation, workshops, and speaking engagements across areas such as service, leadership, team dynamics, organizational change initiatives, and strategic management and organizational development.

Dr. Virginia Green holds a PhD in Organizational Management, MA in Culture and Communications, MA in Technology and Leadership and MBA as well as certified in Family Business, Prosci Change Management and Innovation Engineering.



  • PhD in Management and Organizations 
  • MBA Business_Finance
  • MA in Business Administration and Technology 
  • MA in Culture and Communications 


  • Bjorklund, R., & Green, V. (2012). “University Trustee Board Member Diversity in
    America Today,” Journal of Management Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp 222-
  • Holt, S, Bjorklund, R. & Green, V. (2009). “Leadership and Culture: Examining
    the Relationship between Cultural Background and Leadership
    Perceptions,” Journal of Global Business Issues; Vol. 3, No. 2; pp.149-
  • Burrowes, A. & Green, V. (2009). “Plane sailing – or not?”, Chartered
    Accountants Journal, Vol. 88 No. 8, pp. 58-59.
  • Marques, J., Holt, S., & Green, V. (2013). From White Paper Writing to White
    Water Rafting. (Accepted for publication in The Journal of Management
    Development – Emerald (2012). In print,
  • Green, V. “The Need for Global Collaboration and Innovation-A Better Approach to High- Growth Business Creation and Economic Stability.” Expo Innovation Economy May 2015
  • Green V. “Not Your Father’s Generation”  Family Business- Woodbury University, 2013
  • Green V. “Cultural Competence and Quality.” LAJUH, 2012
  • GreenV. “ The Next Great Generation.” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, 2010


  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Employee Development
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Executive Coaching and Development
  • High Performance
  • Leadership
  • Learning Styles
  • Negotiations
  • Organizational Change, Behavior and Development
  • Organizational Culture
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Planning & Implementation


  • BSCI: 651 —Organizational Behavior
  • BSCI: 633 —Organizational Development and Change
  • ENTR: 661— Entrepreneur Generations New Ideas
  • ENTR: 662 — Entrepreneur Strategy
  • ENTR: 461-463- The Entrepreneurial Journey
  • OTMT: 680—Leadership Great Leaders/Literature
  • TMT: 670—Advanced Principles of Organizations and Leadership
  • OTMT: 661—Cross-Cultural Management
  • OTMT: 673 — Creativity & Innovation
  • OTMT: 678—Managerial Creativity and Innovation for Leadership
  • OTMT: 675— Organization and Job Design
  • OTMT: 481—Business Acumen- Consulting
  • OTMT: 48b— Managing Organizations