Ralph McKinney, DBA

Assistant Professor of Management
MUGC 340


Ralph E. McKinney, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Management at the Brad D. Smith Schools of Business at the Lewis College of Business at Marshall University. McKinney has authored several publications concerning cryptocurrency, economics, forensic business practices, human resource management, indigent criminal defense, and poverty. In 2010, McKinney was recognized as one of 11 instructors for the Pearson NEIS Economics Insider Contest Instructor Award. In 2017, he was awarded the Robert P. Alexander Award of Research Excellence and was a member of the winning team for the Design for Delight Challenge. He holds degrees from Aston Business School at Aston University in Birmingham, England (DBA), Marshall University (MBA) and West Virginia State University (RBA). Additionally, he is a licensed Private Investigator.

Human Resource Management
DBA, Work and Organizational Psychology, Aston University, 2015
MBA, Business, Marshall University, 2003
RBA, Business and Psychology, West Virginia State University, 1998
Diploma, Accounting / Data Processing, West Virginia Junior College, 1994
Hedrick Program Grant for Teaching Innovation, MU Center for Teaching & Learning, April 2019
The Robert P. Alexander Award of Research Excellence, Lewis College of Business, Marshall University, May 2016
McKinney, R. E., Jr., Baker, C. W., Shao, L. P., & Forrest, J. Y. L. (in press, 2021). Cryptocurrency: Utility determines conceptual classification despite regulatory uncertainty. San Francisco Intellectual Property and Technology Journal.
Rajput, A., & McKinney. R.E., Jr. (2020, July 28). Pakistani diversity in practice. Society of Human Resource Managers. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/global-hr/pages/viewpoint-pakistani-diversity-in-practice.aspx
McKinney, R. E., Jr., & Baker, C. W. (2020). Indigent defense in West Virginia: A historical look at Public Defender Services. West Virginia Law Review, 122(3), 841-879.
Shao, L. P., Eng, B., & McKinney, R. E., Jr. (2019). The impact of intervention measures on sexual harassment in the film and television industry. Journal of International Management Studies, 19(1), 5-10. E-ISSN: 2378-9557 dx.doi.org/10.18374/JIMS-19-1.1