Kyle Eastham Lecturer School of Entrepreneurship 323 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-2922 (Phone)

In addition to teaching, Kyle Eastham, Executive in Residence, helps students explore their entrepreneurial ideas at Student Startup Central. After 22 years in state government, working as a law enforcement officer, training manager, and human resources manager, Kyle founded Black Belt Performance, a speaking and training company. Kyle has spoken to groups all over the U.S., including the US Navy, Social Security Administration, and various national conferences.

Kyle holds a Master’s in Entrepreneurship from OSU and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He has written two books: Good Enough for Government Work: How to Squash Mediocrity in Government, and Life is a Bowl of Choices.


MS, Oklahoma State UniversityEntrepreneurship2011
MA, University of OklahomaPublic Administration1997
BS, Oklahoma State UniversityWildlife Ecology1983


Kyle Eastham. (2009). "Good Enough for Government Work – How to Squash Mediocrity in Government". Reynolds Publishing: Oklahoma City, OK:

Kyle Eastham. (2008). "Be a Quitter Like Me: How Quitting Can Improve Quality and Advance One’s Career". Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism. 9 (1)

Kyle Eastham. (2004). "Life is a Bowl of Choices – Today’s Choices Create Tomorrow’s Destiny ". Reynolds Publishing: Oklahoma City, OK:

Awards and Honors

Leadership Stillwater (2017)
Excellence in Online Teaching Award (2017)
Outstanding Entrepreneuial Educator (2017)