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Five Questions with Faculty: Kenneth Moore


Kenneth W. Moore 

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 10, 2017) — Lecturer Kenneth W. Moore has been teaching strategic management at UAlbany’s School of Business since 2002, sharing both his love of education and his real-world business experience with students. “I have always adjunct taught wherever my business career has taken me,” he says.

An Albany native, Moore is president of Ken Moore Associates, a management consulting firm that does on-site training in strategic business and human resources management.

If he weren’t teaching students and business leaders, Moore figures he might be working as an independent consultant, focusing on organizational development with an emphasis on Eastern European development. Or maybe sailing up and down the Eastern seaboard. Or just playing his banjo or guitar.

What are your working on now?

I have been researching and writing about the fast-changing nature of global business and human resources departments’ responses — or, more specifically, lack of responses — to these changes. I have written over three dozen articles that have been published in 20-plus domestic and international trade journals.

What made you decide to pursue your field?

With a Master’s degree in education, I got my start teaching leadership and battlefield operations during my time in the U.S. Army. I have always been attracted to corporate training and development in order to help my employer meet and exceed its business plan. I enjoy and benefit from the research that is available from academic publications available to me. I try to take this information and translate it into behaviors or concepts that add to the competitive advantages that my employers have.

Dinner tonight with anyone, living or not: Who, and why?

Mark Twain – His irresistible approach to life in general and how it is relevant 100 years after his passing – “I never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

What was your first job?

At age 15, I was a caddy for the Albany Country Club, which was on the land now occupied by UAlbany. At 16, I was a short order cook at the snack bar of Albany’s Memorial Hospitals.

What’s your favorite food?

To eat: Prime Ribs with homemade Yorkshire Pudding – the family recipe.

To cook: Barbecued steaks and ribs, particularly on a snowy and freezing February night, because it feels like I’m getting one over on Mother Nature.

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