Edward Barrows, DBA

Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education
Ed Barrows is a managing director at Duke Corporate Education (CE), where he is responsible for designing and delivering programs for a portfolio of global clients. He has over 20 years of experience helping organizations of all sizes and industries craft and execute business strategy. Before joining Duke CE, Barrows worked in a variety of professional services positions with Deloitte, General Electric, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Palladium Group, where he was vice president and leader of the executive education organization. While at Palladium, five of his clients were inducted in the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for results in executing strategy. Academically, Barrows has served on the faculties of Boston and Babson Colleges where he taught topics ranging from strategy and problem solving to international consulting. His research interest is in the area of performance management and how firms navigate disruptive environments. His 2012 book with Andy Neely of Cambridge University, Managing Performance in Turbulent Times: Analytics and Insight (Wiley), highlights a portion of his ongoing investigation. Prior to starting his private sector career, Barrows served on active and reserve duty as a logistics officer in the Marine Corps. He commanded at the platoon, detachment, and company level participating in operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2007 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Barrows holds a BS in business administration from Boston University, an MBA from Georgetown University, and a DBA from Cranfield School of Management in England.


  • DBA Cranfield School of Management