Casey Reason, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business and Management
Change manager. Innovator. Leadership Scholar.
- Ph.D. Organizational Leadership & Administration, Bowling Green State
- Masters, Administration and Supervision, Bowling Green State University (1991)
- BA, English, Bowling Green State University (1988)
Dr. Casey Reason is a recognized expert in overcoming resistance to change,
innovation, collaboration, and next-level leadership. His first book, Leading a
Learning Organization: The Science of Work ing With Others was endorsed by
the best-selling author ofThe One Minute Manager, Dr. Ken Blanchard. Several
years ago he and Dr. Blanchard co-facilitated a three-hour leadership training
session entitled, Leading at a Higher Level. Casey has worked with a variety of
clients over the years, including schools, churches, prisons, and some of the top
Fortune 100 companies in the world. He currently is a featured leadership scholar
and on the Executive MBA Advisory Board for Colorado Tech University. He also
is currently serving as the core leadership content curriculum manager for the
graduate college at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. Also, in 2010 the
University of Toledo invited Dr. Reason to return to campus as the Distinguished
Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Reason is the former Chair for Doctoral Leadership
Studies at Grand Canyon University.
Dr. Reason’s easily applied approaches are founded on the emerging body of
research in brain science and adult learning theory. He has worked with leaders
in locations throughout the United States, Switzerland, India, and New Zealand.
In addition to leadership consulting and research, Dr. Reason’s consulting
company specializes in instructional design. He has developed more than 50
graduate and doctoral-level distance learning courses since 2003. His company’s
excellence in instructional design was featured in an article in the 2010 summer
issue of Forbes.com.
Furthermore, Dr. Reason also earned a prestigious Blackboard international
course design of the year award in 2010 for a doctoral level leadership course he
In 2011 Casey published Mirror Images: New Reflections on Teacher
Leadership for Corwin Press which was endorsed by Dr. Charlotte Danielson
and 100 Days to Leadership Impact for Triple Nickel Press. In 2010 he
published Leading a Learning Organization: The Science of Work ing with Others,
endorsed by Dr. Ken Blanchard.
Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU
Business and Management. I am also passionate in the area of Leadership and
Why are YOU IN?
I am In because Colorado Technical University is a highly professional, wellorganized
learning environment that allows learners and those who love to
facilitate it to come together in a very unique, asynchronous learning space.
Furthermore, the curriculum is outstanding in that it offers learners a unique blend
wherein theoretical backdrops are presented with the goal of synthesis and
application in mind. Simply put, I knew that coming to CTU would give me a
chance to work with the leaders of today and tomorrow and support them in how
they see their challenges moving forward. Being In at CTU continues to give me a
chance to touch the future.
What is your teaching philosophy?
As a teacher for CTU I see myself as a facilitator. Each learner has a
personalized journey and it is my job to help them indeed maximize their
potential. It isn’t enough for everyone to simply meet standards. My goal is for
every student to indeed find their way and to identify the goals and objectives that
mean something to them--- and for some that means excelling well beyond
Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?
I am passionate about learning and wellness. I believe that a healthy mid and body all work together and I am constantly striving to learn more about what it
takes to maximize the human experience through optimal health and by taking
care of the prism that allows us to see it all---our brains!
- Reason, C. (2010). Leading a learning organization: The science of
working with others. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
- Reason, C. (2011). Mirror images: New reflections on teacher
leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
- Reason, C. (2011). 100 Days to leadership impact. Bloomington, IN: Triple
Awards or achievements
- International Educator of the Year Finalist. Formally honored by Colorado
Technical University as a finalist for the 2011 Educator of the Year from a
pool of 5,000 & Honors full and part-time instructors. In addition to a cash
award was recognition at a dinner in Chicago and was flown back for a
later visit with the CEO and his cabinet to provide best practices on the
role of online teaching and learning (2011).
- Phi Delta Kappa International Book of the Year Honor. Awarded Phi Delta
Kappa International’s book of the year selection for 2010 for Leading a
Learning Organization: The Science of Working With Others (2010).
- Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award. Honored by Blackboard
Inc. for excelling in industry best practices in eLearning as a Subject
Matter Expert in the course design of Capella University’s ELM8100,
Foundations of Enterprise Leadership and Management. This recognition
for my company was featured in a June article in Forbes.com (2010).
- Kappa Delta Pi Member. Was invited to be a member of this International
Honor Society in Education for academic excellence in administration
- Grand Canyon University Leadership Award Recipient. Earned Grand
Canyon University’s top award for leadership and profitability. Honored at
the GCU Summer Leadership Summit for being in the top 15% for
leadership and profitability (2009).
- Leadership Theory (specifically transformational, transactional, and
- Brain research and adult learning theory and the impact on leadership and
- Innovation and systemic change