Helen Eckmann, Ed.D.

Helen Eckmann, Ed.D.

Associate 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

Bachelor of Arts in Management, Chapman University College

Master’s in Organizational Leadership, Chapman University College

Doctorate, University of San Diego

Scholarly Activities
  • Member of the research and development team to design Brandman University's BBA for Competency Based Education
  • Presented three times at International Conferences on Innovation, Sustainability and Strategy
  • Asked by Thomas Derry, CEO of the Institute of Supply Management, (www.ism.ws) to be on the Ethical Standards Committee
  • Fielding Institute, Evidence Based Coaching Certificate Program (6/12/12)
Professional Experience
  • Owner of James L. Consulting
  • Awarded San Diego Business Woman Owner of the Year (2009) by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Coaches and consults in innovation, sustainability, strategy personal and organizational development, innovation, sustainability, leadership, ethics and supply chain innovation
  • 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