Lowell G. Valencia-Miller

Teaching Associate Professor; Assistant Dean, MBA Programs

  • Faculty

What I do

I bring my experience of the boardroom into the classroom.


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Professional Biography

With over 30 years of business, entrepreneurial, and strategic leadership experience, I have achieved a great deal of success in my professional career. With this success comes responsibilities. I believe that if you are successful in business, you have an obligation to give back to the business community by assisting future leaders and entrepreneurs. In 2011, I began my journey of giving back at the University of Denver in the Daniels College of Business where I joined the Executive and Working Professional MBA teaching team as an adjunct faculty member teaching Strategic Management and the Business Plan / Business Model Project as well as an Entrepreneurial Mindset course.

Teaching current and future business leaders requires a high degree of credibility and experience coupled with the rigor of an academic program. In teaching Strategic Management, Strategic Leadership, Leading Organizations, Business Policy and Strategy, MBA Corporate and Global Challenges, and Strategic Business Communication, I leverage a great deal from my past experiences and entrepreneurial endeavors to bring the boardroom into the classroom. Given my impact in teaching, I was then asked to teach Full-time MBA in 2013 and Undergraduate students in 2014.

In January 2016, I was appointed as a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and was asked to join the faculty team implementing the new Denver MBA program. The Denver MBA program features a Challenge Driven Education model that provides students with a truly differentiated and impactful educational experience preparing them for what they will encounter in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business world. Building upon my teaching success, I was asked to develop and teach in summer 2018 an online / distance Strategic Management course for undergraduate students. In 2020, I was recognized for my teaching in the classroom with the Daniels Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. During the 2020-2021 academic, it was my pleasure to give back to my colleagues at Daniels and DU, by co-chairing the Piccinati Teaching Excellence Colloquia Series.

In the fall of 2019, my leadership abilities were leveraged by the Chair of the Department of Management when he asked me to assume the role of Program Director of the Master of Science in Management. As program director of the Master of Science in Management program, I oversaw the academic and programmatic improvements to the student experience. The improvements we made in 2020 and 2021 resulted in an increase in enrollments and student satisfaction. I was subsequently renewed in 2020, 2021, and 2022. My service extends beyond the department level through my contributions as a member of the Daniels College of Business Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee as well as co-leading the Daniels Graduate Programs Strategic Working group in 2022. In 2021, I was recognized for my service to the department and college with the Daniels Faculty Service Excellence Award.

In March 2023, I started my most recent opportunity at the University of Denver. I was honored to be asked by the Dean of the Daniels College of Business to assume the role of Assistant Dean of MBA Programs. As Assistant Dean, I have the responsibilities of developing, implementing, and overseeing new strategies of growth for the portfolio of MBA programs. Each MBA program serves the unique needs of its students based upon their academic, professional, and life experiences. Providing flexibility in meeting these needs will further enhance competitive advantages and opportunities for growth.


  • MBA, Executive MBA, University of Denver, 2011
  • BS, Technology, Bowling Green State University, 1985

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Media Sources


  • Daniels Faculty Service Excellence Award, Daniels College of Business
  • Daniels Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Daniels College of Business
  • Executive MBA Program Associate Dean's Award, Daniels Executive MBA Program