Brian (Raj) Beekie M.A., Ed.D.

Brian (Raj) Beekie, M.A., Ed.D.

Doctor of Business Administration Program - Core Associate Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH250    |    Campus Box: # 28
(612) 728-5187   |

Dr. Beekie is a Core Associate Professor in the DBA program.

Dr. Beekie enjoys gardening, fishing, biking, cooking, beekeeping, and reading.

  • Areas of Expertise

    Emotional intelligence and leadership, organization development

  • Scholarly & Creative Interests

    Leadership development, organization development, organization behavior, negotiations, executive communication, storytelling, and emotional intelligence.

    Raj’s Current DBA Candidates are conducting dissertation research on:
    • An exploration of factors contributing to unemployment rates among Somali immigrants in Twin Cities, Minnesota.
    • The effects of government policy on entrepreneurship activities in Minnesota.
    • A study to uncover the risks, challenges, and potential of doing business in West Africa.
    • Measuring entrepreneurship intent among rural Iowa students exposed to a structured entrepreneurship program in fifth grade.
    • The economic impact of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy for treatment of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL): A study of the economic impact of CAR T-Cell Therapy in terms of treatment costs of NHL in the state of Minnesota, U.S.A.
    • Financial inclusion and economic development: A case study of Kenya and a comparison within some African union countries.
  • Courses Taught Recently at Saint Mary's

    Organization Development, Strategic Governance, Topical Papers in Management.

  • Education

    Doctor of Education – Organizational Development, University of St. Thomas  

    Master of Arts – Intercultural Communication, North Dakota State University

    Bachelor of Arts – Business Administration and Organizational Communication Concordia College 

  • Experience

    Raj has worked as a consultant in education and business since 1992, and served as an adjunct professor, community faculty, and an associate professor.

    Example Publications, Presentations, and Essays:
    Personal Brand and Career Success, Linkedin
    Critical Thinking, Linkedin
    A Critical look at Problems: Presenting Problems vs. Real Problems, Linkedin
    Change your Thoughts: Change your Life.
    Talent Shortage or Job Shortage? You Can't Have It Both Ways. Training and Development.
    Leadership Lessons Learned.
    Diversity Training: Beyond Creating and Perpetuating Stereotypes.
    Managing Multicultural Teams.  Harvard Business Review, 85, (3), p.136
    Accelerated Degree Programs Shortchange Students, Businesses.  Training (January):2.
    The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Sales Performance:  From Intuition to Research. UMI ProQuest Digital Dissertations.
    Leadership Lessons Learned. Spectrum, March 29, 1999, http://www.astd-smc, org/misc/lessons.htm.