Helen Eckmann, Ed.D

Helen Eckmann, Ed.D

Assistant Professor


P (619) 368-6404

16355 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92618
Helen Eckmann

Dr. Eckmann is a full-time faculty with Brandman University Business School. She was elected by staff and students as “Teacher of the Year” in 2011 and “Teacher of the Year” for the Business School in 2012. She is responsible for the Management program which includes Strategy Sustainability, Innovation and Supply Chain for both the BBA and the MBA degrees. She also designed and teaches Strategic Thinking for Brandman University's new doctoral program. Additionally, she has worked with Brandman to offer Supply Chain education on military bases system-wide and has helped to run four pilot offerings on two military bases. Helen was elected by the School of Business and Professional Studies the last two years on the Faculty Personnel Committee. She has designed or helped to design over 30 courses for Brandman in the BBA and MBA programs, both blended and online. She has also taught as an Adjunct at the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Master’s Program for the past ten years. This program is approved by the Institute for Supply Management. She has received “Teacher of Impact” Awards from students within that program eight times, the most recent being April of 2012. Helen designed and teaches the Supply Chain Leadership portion of the program.


Business Management Innovation, Sustainability, Supply Chain, Strategy


B.A. degree in Management from Chapman University College

Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University College

Doctorate from University of San Diego

Scholarly Activities

Reseraching on the development team to design Brandman Universities BBA for Competency Based Education.

Helen has presented three times this year at International Conferences on Innovation, Sustainability and Strategy.

She has been asked by Thomas Derry, CEO of the Institute of Supply Management www.ism.ws to be on the Ethical Standards Committee for this international supply chain organization.

Fielding Institute, Evidence Based Coaching Certificate Program (6/12/12).

Professional Experience

Dr. Eckmann is the owner of James L. Consulting. She was awarded San Diego Business Woman Owner of the Year in that capacity by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in 2009. She coaches and consults in innovation, sustainability, strategy personal and organizational development, innovation, sustainability, leadership, ethics and supply chain innovation. She also works as a Personal Coach to more than twenty Vice Presidents and CEO’s. Board Member

Sanford Burnham Cancer Research Foundation – Community Advisory Board

National Institute of Packaging Handling and Logistics Engineers (NIPHLE)

Foundation for College Christian Leaders – Founding Member