Title: Assistant Professor
Company: Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Location: Weatherford, Oklahoma, United States
Dr. Todd C. Wiggen, assistant professor at the Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and organizational leadership.
Dr. Wiggen was inspired to become an educator as a result of his experience and training as an intelligence officer, training officer, administration officer, operations officer, weapons officer, and project manager for the U.S. Coast Guard between 1996 and 2016. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in government and a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from Eastern Washington University in 1988 and 1989, respectively, and a Master of Science in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Idaho in 1992. In 2007, he received a Master of Science in strategic intelligence from the highly competitive program within the National Defense Intelligence College. He completed his education in 2015, at which time he was proud to earn a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy. Prior to his successful career at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, he excelled as an adjunct instructor at both the American Military University and Vincennes University.
As an expert in leadership management and organizational behavior, Dr. Wiggen has contributed to various journals, books, conferences, and presentations, and has been presented with numerous accolades, most recently the Early Career Leadership and Service Award and the Rising Star Award from the Association of Leadership Educators. He has maintained his affiliations with organizations such as the Southern Management Association, the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, the National Leadership Clearing House, the Secretary of Association of Leadership Educators, and the International Leadership Association. For his military service, he is decorated with multiple honors, notably the Department of Transportation 9/11 Ribbon, the Global War on Terror Service Medal as well as multiple Armed Forces Reserve Medals, National Defense Service Medals, Meritorious Service Medals, and Coast Guard Achievement Medals. Looking toward the future, he aims to complete a research project on similarities between contrasting leadership programs across the nation. Moreover, his goal is to receive tenure and retire as the department chair.
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