“Everyone wants to throw their hands up about the college affordability and transfer problem but I think it’s abhorrent. We aspire to be a world-class academic institution that provides students access to an affordable and increasingly recognizable bachelor’s degree.”
— Ken Harmon, CAO, Kennesaw State University

Ken Harmon

Dr. Ken Harmon is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kennesaw State University.  Prior to this appointment, he served as dean of KSU’s Coles College of Business.  Harmon also has served on the faculty of seven business schools across the United States and has held dean or department chair appointments at five of those institutions. He was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, was president of his own software company, and has served as a consultant to numerous companies and universities.  

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Harmon holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in accounting from the University of Tennessee.  His areas of expertise include accounting, leadership, and corporate culture. Harmon has been a journal editor, authored numerous publications, and served on 10 editorial boards.  He currently sits on community and service boards in the metro Atlanta region and an advisory board for Alliance University in Bangalore, India.  Recently, Harmon’s passion is writing and lecturing on the subject of happiness and how the research on happiness can influence management and leadership.