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.
EducationMS, Oklahoma State University, Entrepreneurship, 2011
MA, University of Oklahoma, Public Administration, 1997
BS, Oklahoma State University, Wildlife Ecology, 1983
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 HonorsLeadership Stillwater (2017)
Excellence in Online Teaching Award (2017)
Outstanding Entrepreneuial Educator (2017)