President & Chief Innovations Officer
Dr. Ted Sun has two doctorate degrees, one in psychology and another in business. This empowers him to develop inclusive leaders and innovative organizations around the world in a very effective and efficient manner. As a world-renowned motivational speaker, he has transformed thousands of lives. As an academic, he’s worked at some of the world’s most prestigious universities across the world like the University of Liverpool in the UK, The Ohio State University in the US, and UIBE in China. Dr. Sun is capable of perceiving systemic flaws and designing new systems of human development. He has spoken to audiences in the thousands in Asia, and worked with government leaders in Africa, the EU, and Asia. His expertise has been recognized by major television media in the U.S. and Ghana and led multinational research involving hundreds of universities across the world. As a result of such experiences and engagements, Dr. Sun is a respected author, a renowned consultant, and a highly sought-after educator and researcher around the world. In addition, all his accomplishments, his ability to think systemically, and his passion for helping and developing people are unrivaled. In 2021, Dr. Sun was featured by Forbes as an inclusive leadership expert. His most recent projects include helping growing companies establish the systems needed for massive growth and IPO, designing leadership development programs for corporations that are customized to the individual leader while solving organizational problems, and enhancing HR functions from learning and development, onboarding, and creating a skills-based organization.
As one of the primary architects of this university’s development programs, he has integrated his vast experiences working with global business leaders and universities into a revolutionary approach to education. Especially after the pandemic, the numerous lessons in systems thinking and proactive approach to leadership are synthesized into the programs. Dr. Sun has coined the term EduSulting, which combines the best of higher education and consulting into customized programs for organizations. Recently, he was featured as the keynote by the Central Ohio Diversity Consortium to speak on How to make DEI initiatives more systemic?, while also creating a scalable and systemic DEI solution for corporations to small businesses.
Areas of Expertise
- Systems thinking
- Emotional intelligence
- Educational psychology
- Developing the whole leader from a multiple intelligences perspective
- Organizational design
- Organizational leadership and management
- Performance management and learning systems
- University systems and accreditation processes
Key Publications & Presentations
- Sun, T. (2022, September). How to make DEI initiatives more system? Central Ohio Diversity Consortium.
- Thompson, E. (July 28, 2022). Columbus Chamber’s new diversity program aims to help smaller companies. The Columbus Dispatch.
- Griffin, J. (2021, July). To Be Successful, Lead With Inclusion. Forbes Magazine.
- Sun, T. (2021, July). Walking the talk of diversity, equity and inclusion in HE. University World News.
- Sun, T. (2021, April). Why traditional skills teaching is often a waste of time. University World News.
- Sun, T. (2020, April). Adapting to Online Education: 5 Keys to engaging your students. LinkedIn and Jobs In Japan.
- Sun, T. (2019, September). When industrial attachments for lecturers are not enough. University World News.
- Sun, T. (2019, June). Why case studies are limited as a graduate teaching tool. University World News.
- Sun, T. (2019, March). The problem with applying Western theories that don’t fit. University World News.
- Valodia, B., Sun, T., & Zachariah, T. (2018). Critical success factors that influence black leadership integration in companies listed on the Johannesburg securities exchange. International Journal of Business and Management, 13(5), 72-94.
- Sun, T., Otoum, M., & Stetar, B. (2016, January). Global Discovery of Learner Motivations: Building a foundation for systemic enhancements within higher education. The Transnational Journal of Business, 1, 11-24.
- Sun, T. (2015, Winter). TED Talk: Knowledge creation – capturing wisdom systemically. ACBSP Update.
- Orotin, P., Quisenbery, W. & Sun, T. (2013). Reaching beyond existing demand: A Study on the influence of mobile phone money transfer on market development in Uganda. International Journal of Scientific Research, 2(8). pp. 249-258. ISSN No. 2277 – 8179.
- Ph.D. in Psychology with a focus in Industrial/Organizational psychology Capella University, Minneapolis, MN USA
- Dissertation: Understanding the nature relationship between self-constructs and leadership behaviors as a function of generation
- Doctor of Management (D.M.) with a focus on organizational leadership University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, USA
- Dissertation: Knowledge required for successful entrepreneurship
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with distinction (Cum Laude). The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
- Universities and corporations in China, Mongolia, Myanmar, etc. in Asia.
- Universities and corporations in Ghana, Kenya, Eritrea, Africa.
- Universities, governments and corporations in Nigeria, Africa.
- University of Liverpool, U.K.
- Universities and corporations in the USA.
Honors & Awards
- Top Presentation at 2010 ACBSP Region 8 Conference
- Hall of Fame: Dublin City Schools 2011
- Journal Review Chair – Journal of Business Research (Ghana, Africa)
- President – President/Chair of the Board of directors (2015-2016) for region 8 (Europe, Asia and Africa) of ACBSP; Strategic Planning committee
- International Best of Regions Excellence Award Committee – ACBSP (2017)