Galen F. deGraff

Galen deGraff
  • Business
  • Academic Degrees

    • B.S., M.B.A., University of Virginia
    • Ph.D., George Washington University

Dr. Galen F. deGraff, MBA, Ph.D., was born on eastern Long Island, N.Y.  He received his B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce of the University of Virginia. He flew in Vietnam as a combat assault helicopter aircraft commander in the 1968 TET invasion with the 173 Assault Helicopter Company (Robin Hoods) and on the staff of the 11th Combat Aviation Battalion. He earned his MBA from the Darden Graduate Business School of the University of Virginia. He served as a Senior Division Director and Director of Human Resource Development at Cadmus Communications in Richmond, Va. Dr. deGraff earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and International Business at the George Washington University graduate school of business. He has taught the Strategic Management MBA capstone seminar at George Washington and Financial Management, The Environment of International Business, and the Strategic Management capstone seminar at The University of Mary Washington for 20 years.  His Ph.D. dissertation was judged a finalist for best dissertation internationally by the Academy of International Business. Dr. deGraff’s research and consulting interests are in the areas of strategy formulation, strategic management, international business, and the management of family and closely-held firms.