Charles Stoner


Baker Hall 302
(309) 677-2311

D.B.A., Management, Florida State
M.B.A., Florida State
B.S., Management, Florida State


Dr. Stoner specializes in leadership, interpersonal dynamics, and organizational change. He has earned a number of teaching honors, including Bradley’s Putnam Award for Teaching Excellence. He currently teaches the following courses in the MBA and Executive MBA programs:

  • M L 615 Interpersonal Relations
  • BUS 621 The Leadership Challenge
  • BUS 658 Executive Balance
  • BUS 658 Negotiations
  • BUS 643 Team Building


Dr. Stoner has published 9 books and numerous articles in refereed journals. His latest book, published in 2013, is Building Leaders: Paving the Path for Emerging Leaders. Other recent books include A Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World and The Adversity Challenge: How Leaders Bounce Back from Setbacks


In addition to university and departmental committees, Dr. Stoner’s career in leadership development has allowed him to work with a number of Fortune 100 companies and provide executive coaching for key leaders, ranging from emerging high potential managers to CEOs. Working with Bradley’s Executive Development Center, he has worked with managers and leaders from a variety of organizations, including Caterpillar, State Farm, and John Deere.