Charles Stoner


Baker Hall 302
(309) 677-2311

D.B.A., Management, Florida State
M.B.A., Florida State
B.S., Management, Florida State


Dr. Stoner specializes in leadership, interpersonal dynamics, and organizational change. He has earned a number of teaching honors, including Bradley’s Putnam Award for Teaching Excellence. He currently teaches the following courses in the MBA and Executive MBA programs:

  • M L 615 Interpersonal Relations
  • BUS 621 The Leadership Challenge
  • BUS 658 Executive Balance
  • BUS 658 Negotiations


Dr. Stoner has published 12 books and numerous articles in refereed journals. His latest book, published in 2015, is Inspired Physician Leadership, Creating Influence and Impact. Other recent books include Building Leaders: Paving the Path for Emerging LeadersA Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World, and The Adversity Challenge: How Leaders Bounce Back from Setbacks

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

Stoner, C. R. (2014). How Can We Make This Work? Understanding and Responding to Working Parents of Children with Autism. Business Horizons, 57(1), 85-95. 

Marcum, T. M., Perry, S. J., Stoner, C. R. (2012). Reframing the Mediation Lens:  The Call for a Situational Style of Mediation. Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 36(Winter 2012), 317-334. 

Stoner, C. R. (2011). The Interactive Effects of Emotional Family Support and Perceived Supervisory Loyalty on the Psychological Contract Breach-Turnover Relationship. Journal of Managerial Issues, 23(2), 124-143. 

Perry, S. J., Marcum, T. M., Stoner, C. R. (2011). Stumbling Down the Courthouse Steps:  Mediators' Perceptions of the Stumbling Blocks to Successful Mandated Mediation in Child Custody and Visitation. Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, 11(3), 441-465. 

Stoner, C. R., Perry, S. J., Marcum, T. M. (2011). The Court, the Parent, and the Child:  Mediator Perceptions of the Purpose and Impact of Mandated Mediation in Child Custody Cases. Journal of Law and Family Studies, 13(1), 151-170. 

Scholarly Books

Stoner, C. R. (2015). Inspired Physician Leadership. American College of Physician Executives. [Published: August 2015]

Stoner, C. R. (2013). Building Leaders: Paving the Path for Emerging Leaders. New York: Routledge Publishing. [Published: December 2012]

Peer Reviewed Proceedings and Presentations in the Last Five Years

American Association for Physician Leadership, Annual Conference, "Lessons of Leadership."

Practice in Field


  • Caterpillar, Inc. 
  • State Farm
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center
  • RLI Insurance


In addition to university and departmental committees, Dr. Stoner’s career in leadership development has allowed him to work with a number of Fortune 100 companies and provide executive coaching for key leaders, ranging from emerging high potential managers to CEOs. Working with Bradley’s Executive Development Center, he has worked with managers and leaders from a variety of organizations, including Caterpillar Inc., State Farm Insurance, and John Deere.