Kevin Lanagan

Kevin Lanagan, MBA

Senior Professional Instructor
Academic AreaManagement & Organization
Areas of InterestBusiness Communications, Corporate Governance, Financial Ratio Analysis

Kevin has over 30 years of graduate and undergraduate classroom and seminar teaching experience, as well as over 40 years of hands-on business and government experience in program and contract management, financial and economic analysis, and consulting, in diverse areas such as investment and commercial banking, agricultural development and trade, world food aid programs, and corporate relocation services. 


  • MBA, Harvard University
  • MA in International Affairs, Columbia University
  • Classical Bachelor of Arts, Saint Louis University


Selected publications
  • Managing Accuracy, Mobility (2008)
  • Utilizing Incentives and Gain Sharing To Minimize Federal Travel Expenditures, Government Accountants Journal (1995)
  • Mid-Atlantic Perspective (Editor), Equity Research, Offutt Securities (1987)


  • Business Leadership and Human Values
  • Summer Intensive Program
  • Business Communication

Honors and distinctions

  • Commissioner's Citation, Social Security Administration (2008, 1994)
  • Elected to Hall of Leaders, Employee Relocation Council (2005)
  • Annual Achievement Award, Association of Government Accountants (1998)
  • Hammer Award, Vice President Gore's National Performance Review (1997)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Gamma of Missouri) and Rhodes Scholar Finalist (1973)

Impact and engagement

  • Served as President, then Board Chairman, of Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, a professional association with over 10,000 members
  • Conceived, developed, and delivered course and training to artists and craftspeople on creating effective marketing plans. Presented seminars and training at Goucher College, Baltimore Clayworks, Catonsville Community College, Iowa and Ohio Chapters of American Society of Interior Design, and the American Craft Exposition.  
  • Crop and Food Aid Calendars for Africa, Department of Agriculture (1983)
  • Nigeria: Foundations for Country Strategic Planning, Department of Agriculture (1980)
  • Large Data Sets: Processing Guidelines for Economists, Department of Agriculture (1980)
  • The Palm Oil Industry in West Malaysia, Department of Agriculture and International Economic Report of the President (1976)
  • Served as Board Member of a non-profit (Romihu) dedicated to providing support for the homeless and addicted in Baltimore, MD
  • Volunteer English as Second Language Instructor for Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore

In the media

  • Perceptions, Editorial, Mobility (2000)
  • Kevin's efforts to apply business practices to government operations were featured in nationally-televised news segment "It's Your Money" on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings (1998)
  • War in Bosnia Seen From Afar by Americans, Editorial, Toledo Blade (1995)
  • Walking Tall, Editorial, Baltimore Sun (1991)