Charlene Dunfee, Ph.D.

Visiting Associate Professor

Chair, DBA Program

College of Business

Dr. Dunfee joined Concordia University Chicago in 2016.  She has developed numerous classes for master and doctoral programs. Her teaching experiences over the past decades have encompassed the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels, as well as international instruction at the master’s and doctoral levels. She has received faculty of the year awards from two universities and outstanding faculty recognition from six other universities.

Her educational philosophy prioritizes the exchange of ideas, the development of communication skills, and the appreciation for the learning process.  These priorities are reflected in Dr. Dunfee’s classroom methods and comprise her philosophy at all levels of education.

Dr. Dunfee is the Chief Financial Officer of a 40-year-old multi-million dollar computer company that develops software for material handling organizations worldwide. As the organization’s chief financial officer, she is responsible for both the supervision of fiscal activities and management of the firm.

Dr. Dunfee is a member of the Academy of Management, American Business Women’s Association and the NACA Heartland Association.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Leadership - Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
  • D.M., Organizational Management - University of Phoenix; Phoenix, AZ
  • MBA, Business Administration - Baker University; Baldwin, KS
  • MHR, Human Resources - Ottawa University; Ottawa KS