David Wangrow

David Wangrow
David Wangrow Marquette University

236 David Straz Hall

Milwaukee WI United States of America (414) 288-1459
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

Dr. Wangrow joined Marquette in 2016 after completing his Ph.D at the University of Kansas. When he began his academic career in 2011, Dr. Wangrow envisioned ultimately being on the faculty at a great school like Marquette and he is very excited about working with the students and all of the other members of the Marquette community. Prior to beginning an academic career, he worked for twenty-seven years with Motorola. Most of his experience with Motorola was in the cellular networks industry, and he lead worldwide teams responsible for strategy, customer relationships, operations, field engineering and product management across a variety of cellular technologies. His teaching interests lie mainly in the areas of domestic and international strategy development and implementation, competitive strategy, and executive behavior and leadership. His research interests include managerial discretion, executive behavior and decision making, and strategic human capital.


  • University of Kansas Ph.D. – Strategic Management (2016)
  • University of Chicago – Booth School of Business Master of Business Administration (2000)
  • Valparaiso University B.S. – Electrical Engineering (1984)

Professional Interests

Managerial Discretion, Executive Behavior, Executive Succession and Strategic Change, Human Capital, International Business

Selected Publications

Wangrow, D.B. 2016. Dissertation: An examination of CEOs’ psychological and relationship-oriented individual traits influencing exhibited managerial discretion. ProQuest Document Number 10131395.

Wangrow, D.B., Schepker, D.J. & Barker, V.L. III 2015. Managerial Discretion: An empirical review and focus on future research directions. Journal of Management 4(1): 99-135.

Tougaw. D. & Wangrow. D. 2004, Professional Partners as Adjunct Instructors in Emerging Technology Fields. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference.

Professional Service

  • Reviewer for two journals: Journal of Management and Long Range Planning
  • Member of the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society