Aaron Buchko


Baker Hall 306
(309) 677-2273

Ph.D., Management, Michigan State University
M.B.A., Bradley University
B.S., Business Administration & Management, Ferris State University
A.A.S, Grand Rapids Community College


Dr. Aaron Buchko is professor of management in the Foster College of Business, Bradley University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Planning and Strategy and graduate courses in Executive Development and Business Ethics. He earned his Ph.D. in management from Michigan State University. Prior to entering the academic field, Dr. Buchko had a successful career for several years in production, sales, and marketing, and was the chief marketing officer for a publishing company.

He lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife, Dr. Kathy Buchko, a counseling psychologist, their daughter, Alex, and son Andrej. In his spare time, he is an avid fly fisherman, hockey player and coach, motorcyclist, reader, and is a student of U.S. history, particularly for the period from 1840-1940. 


Dr. Buchko’s research and writing focuses on the roles and activities of senior managers, the practice of general management, and the process of executive development. He has published a textbook, research monograph, and over 20 articles in various academic journals and professional publications, including the Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, The Journal of Business Research, and The Journal of Management Studies


Dr. Buchko is a Past President of the Midwest Academy of Management, and has received Bradley University's New Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence and Mergen Award for Public Service. He is a confidential advisor and consultant to executives in many organizations, conducts numerous professional seminars, and is a frequent speaker to corporate, trade, and civic associations. Dr. Buchko serves on the boards of several community and for-profit organizations.