Kyle Edgington, PhD

Visiting Clinical Professor
Organizations, Strategy and International Management
(972) 883-5027
PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2013
OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior
Dr. Kyle D. Edgington is a visiting clinical professor and founding director of The Executive Certificate in Fundraising program at The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management. Most recently, Edgington served as president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Foundation, where he remains a fundraising consultant for the organization.

Edgington served as assistant dean for development and alumni relations for the Jindal School from 2008 until 2012. During that time, he secured the two largest alumni gifts in the 44-year history of UT Dallas. The combined $30 million impact of these gifts resulted in the renaming of the management school to the Naveen Jindal School of Management and the school’s honors program to The Davidson Management Honors Program.

Prior to joining UT Dallas, Edgington held two fundraising positions at Texas Tech University—initially as a major gifts officer and later the director of development for the Edward E. Whitacre College of Engineering. During his tenure at Texas Tech, Edgington successfully organized and launched a $20 million campaign for the Department of Petroleum Engineering that resulted in a $15 million naming gift to establish the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering.

Edgington earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems degree from Texas Tech University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Wayland Baptist University and a PhD in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas. Edgington’s research interests focus on exploring the role and significance of leadership in fundraising organizations, specifically the relationship between the leadership style of a chief fundraiser and the self-efficacy of a development officer.

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