Brett Decker, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Business

Programs: Accounting, BusinessEconomicsMarketing

Phone: 419-783-2417

Email: bdecker@defiance.edu

Brett Decker

Dr. Brett M. Decker is a bestselling author who has written for America’s three largest newspapers: The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today. He is an experienced senior executive in financial and news organizations who has managed large staffs and multi-million-dollar budgets in multiple positions. A former Governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club, he is author or editor of numerous books and thousands of articles in the world’s leading publications and appears regularly on radio and television programs across the country. Dr. Decker has been a political appointee of the President of the United States and worked in the leadership of the U.S. Congress. For fun, he studies archaeology and the classics at Oxford University in England and theology at Notre Dame.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Global business, change management, organizational leadership, international relations/foreign policy, market competitiveness, strategic communications, corporate ethics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Consulting director for global strategic communications firm, White House Writers Group (2013-2018)

Adjunct Professor of Government, Johns Hopkins University (2007-Present)

Editorial Page Editor/Managing Editor, Washington Times (2009-2012)

Senior Vice President, 
Pentagon Federal Credit Union (2008-2009)

National Advisory Board member, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (Present)

Senior Vice President of Communications and/or Spokesman/Speechwriter, [Top Secret Clearance]
(2004-2008)

Editorial Page Writer; Editor, Asian Culture & Thought Page, The Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong (2000-2003)

Chief Speechwriter and Strategic Communications Advisor, 
Office of the Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives (1999-2000)

Political Reporter/Editor; TV Producer/Scriptwriter, 
Evans and Novak Inside Report (1996-1999)

Law Clerk,
 Ford Motor Company (1994-1995)

Assembly-line Worker, Ford Motor Company (1993-1994)

PUBLICATIONS

Global Filipino (404 pages; Washington: Regnery, 2008)

Bowing to Beijing
(231 pages; Washington: Regnery, 2011)

Plinio: Dez Anos Depois.
Chapter: "Lutar a batalha de hoje." (Sao Paulo: TFP, 2005)

Pioneer Founders of Indiana.
Contributor for Knox County history. (Indianapolis: SIP, 2016)

AWARDS & HONORS

Hoover Institution Media Fellow, Stanford University, 2012 to present
Amnesty International award for reporting on human rights in China, 2002
Noodle Innovation Scholar, ASU+GSV Summit, 2015
Phillips Foundation Research Fellow, 2003 to present
Significant Sig national alumni award from the Sigma Chi Fraternity, 2011

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership, University of Southern California (2018)
M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College (2007)
Master's in Government, Johns Hopkins University (1999)
B.A. in Political Science and American Studies, Albion College (1993)