Professor Lynall is the director of experiential learning and management consulting at Krannert. He also teaches Master's level elective courses in competitive strategy and organizational change management. He has been continuously recognized as a distinguished
teacher in the Master's program and was selected as a favorite professor in the Wall Street Journal top 25 executive MBA programs in 2008. He has taught strategy, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship at the Richard Ivey Business School, University
of Western Ontario, and has also led corporate executive programs in business transformation and change management in England, France, Germany, Canada, and the United States. As one of the founding DIFF (Deliberate Innovation for Faculty) directors, Dr. Lynall
provides school of management support for entrepreneurship and technology commercialization activities across Purdue's science, engineering, and technology domains.
Before returning to academia, he was a partner and senior vice president at a big 5 management consulting firm. Other industry experience includes several years as managing director of a U.K. based engineered products company, and product manager and international
marketing manager for a global telecommunications company.
His research is focused at the intersection of strategic management and organizational behavior and includes changes in board composition during firm development; the working relationship between venture capitalists and the management of their portfolio
companies; personality, identity & network antecedents in mid-career transitions; and relational capability as a source of competitive advantage. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review and he has reviewed for the Academy of Management
Journal and the Academy of Management Review.