Associate Professor, Western Carolina University
Dr. Sanney is an Associate Professor at Western Carolina University's College of Business where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. His prior work experience in all five stages of development in the business life cycle led to his academic appointment as the founding Department Chairperson of the Department of Entrepreneurship at his previous University. Working with early stage and growth companies during his time serving on the Board of Directors of an economic development corporation, that provided both business incubation and acceleration services, further honed Dr. Sanney's skills in guiding executive leadership teams through critical periods of development.
Dr. Sanney also has extensive experience in the entertainment and arts industries and is a voting member of the Country Music Association (CMA). His teaching and research focus on, among other things, leadership development, leadership decision making, and business ethics. Dr. Sanney's most recent project was developing a leadership training program for mid-level to senior executives in higher education for several universities located in both North Carolina and California.