Danielle Woodward ’88

Professor Woodward graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College magna cum laude in 1988 with a triple major in Human Resources Administration, Psychology, and Sociology. She later obtained her MBA in 1996 from Murray State University. She’s held full time positions in marketing research, payroll/pension accounting and administration, and, most recently, human resources and risk management. She began teaching management and business courses for Western Kentucky University in 2015 and Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2018. In 2019, Professor Woodward became a full time Assistant Professor of Management for KWC. She continues to teach 2-4 classes for WKU every year.

Professor Woodward retired from the City of Owensboro as its Personnel Director of 20 years in 2016. She has worked on multi-million dollar budgets, major strategy and reorganization projects, and has published numerous organization manuals, reports, and articles. She’s also served as a member of various community boards of directors, committees, project groups, and professional organizations over the last three decades.

Professor Woodward describes teaching as her ultimate dream profession because she can help ease students’ transitions into to the next phase of their lives. On the competitive side, however, Professor Woodward serves as KWC’s liaison for the KY Pitch competition, an intercollegiate competition for entrepreneurially-driven students. Likewise, she guides students in the intercollegiate Business Strategy Game competition.

To date, courses taught by Professor Woodward include:

  1. BA100 Business, Entrepreneurship, and Consultancy
  2. BA305 Project Management
  3. MGMT 305 Business Ethics and Critical Thinking (WKU)
  4. MGMT 313 Decision Modeling (WKU)
  5. MGMT 314 Operations Management (WKU)
  6. BA331 Training and Development
  7. BA341 Principles of Financial Management
  8. BA345 Business & Professional Writing
  9. BA354 Human Resources Management
  10. BA 355 Organizational Behavior
  11. BA400 Contemporary Topics: Decision Modeling
  12. BA400 Contemporary Topics: Risk Management
  13. BA406 Business Strategy and Value Creation
  14. MGMT 417 Organizational Behavior (WKU)
  15. BA458 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility