Dr. Bernard Banks
Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Banks is a noted expert on the subjects of leadership and organizational change. Currently, Bernie is the Associate Dean for Leadership Development and a Clinical Professor of Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he is accountable for Kellogg’s integration of its Leader Development Initiatives across its global portfolio of programs. Dean Banks retired from the Army as a Brigadier General in 2016, after having successfully led West Point’s Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. In addition to having studied leadership extensively, Dean Banks has led multiple organizations ranging in size from 10 to 500 people. A West Point graduate, Dean Banks is broadly educated. He holds graduate degrees from Northwestern, Columbia and Harvard Universities. Additionally, he earned his Ph.D. in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University. Dean Banks’ work has been published in a variety of outlets including the Harvard Business Review and the New York Times.