Dr. David Bangert
Professor Emeritus of Management
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii
Dr. David Bangert is a professor emeritus at the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii.
David proudly wears the ring of the United States Military Academy at West Point. His five years in the Corps of Engineers (Airborne and Ranger), nurtured a passion for excellence that served him well over the following 17 years in international business. With ever increasing responsibility, David managed the development of the City of Yanbu, Saudi Arabia — a task that placed him in a position to utilize a range of leadership and facilitation methods to deliver this $900 million project.
As a leader, David became intrigued by decision-making in business and returned to university. On the way to a Ph.D. in Decision Science from Harvard University, David earned an MS in Engineering at Harvard and an MBA at the University of Hawaii. At Harvard, David added conflict management to his field of interests, where he was an active participant in the Harvard Negotiation Roundtable. David is an active contributor and Board member of the Program on Conflict Resolution. In 1996, he spent a sabbatical at the Center for Creative Leadership where he formalized his understanding of the leadership development process. He was a judge in the State’s Award of Excellence, an ASQ Certified Quality Manager, and a registered engineer by the State of Hawaii
David consistently earned awards for teaching excellence, from students and peers, including, in 1995, the University’s highest award — the Regent’s Medal. David has designed and delivered programs in Leadership, Business Strategy, Total Quality Management, Organizational Development, and Negotiations for MBA and Executive programs at the University of Hawai’i, East West Center, Czechoslovak Management Center, and Center for Creative Leadership.
Both in service to the community and as an independent consultant, David was an active facilitator, trainer, and strategic planner, working with such diverse organizations as Queen’s Health Systems, Taiwan Provincial Department of Health, Department of Defense, University of Hawai’i College of Business Administration, Center for Creative Leadership, Aloha United Way, Castle and Cooke, Motorola, Waianae Coast Coalition, Economic Development Corporation of Honolulu, Governor’s cabinet of the State of Hawaii, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, and BHP Hawaii. In addition to his responsibilities as a professor of management, he has served as the College of Business Administration’s Director, Executive Development and Faculty Director of the Healthcare Executive MBA program, Queen’s Medical Center Leadership Development Programs, Hawaii Pacific Health’s Physician Leadership Program, Honolulu Community College Leadership Development Program, and the College’s Advanced Management Program. In 2002, the University has honored Professor Bangert with his second UH system-level award, the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Faculty Service
to the Community Award.