Kelly Kilcrease

Associate Professor

Business Administration, A.S.
Business, B.A.
Business Minor
Entrepreneurship Minor
UNH Manchester
Office 512


Dr. Kelly M. Kilcrease is an Associate Professor of Business with over two decades of teaching experience on the collegiate level. Dr. Kilcrease has a constant desire to see students apply what they learn by using the classroom as a simulator to the real business world. He believes that it is not enough that students understand how a theory works, they must experience its ramifications and changes within the organization once it is applied.

Dr. Kilcrease earned his BA from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Tampa College. He earned his Ph.D. in Management with an emphasis in Productivity from Union Institute & University. His published dissertation focused on the productive impact the microcomputer has on outside sales forces. Since then he has presented and published in a variety of business areas including business history, teaching effectiveness, tools for non-profit business, and the relationship between the liberal arts and management.


  • Operations Management

  • ENACTUS (Five consecutive divisional championships)

  • Introduction to Business

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Leadership and Management

  • Training and Development


  • American Management Association

  • Business History Society

  • Society of Human Resources

  • Chairmen’s Club (through Manchester Chamber of Commerce)

  • American Productivity and Quality Center


  • Perseverance on the Merrimack: The Challenges and Transformation of the Amoskeag Mill Yard from 1935-1975. Historical New Hampshire. November, 2015.
  • Perspectives from HR Executives on Computer Based Training: An Examination into its Uses and Effectiveness based on organizational Size. SMU Mustang Journal of Management and Marketing. Winter, 2013, 4 (2), 22-43
  • Outplacement Services for Displaced Employees: Attitudes of Human Resource Managers Based on Differences in Internal and External Delivery. Journal of Employment Counseling, March, 2013, 50 (1), 2-13.
  • The Success and Failures of Daniel Webster, the Farmer. Historical New Hampshire. Winter, 2012-2013, 66 (2), 75-90.
  • The Batavia Industrial Center: Hatching the World’s First Business Incubator. New York History, Winter, 2012, 93 (1), 71-93.
  • Multi-Factor Assessment of Service Delivery in Business Incubators: Perspectives from Incubator Tenants. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 2011, 16 (2), 80-95.
  • A Lesson in Longevity: How J.E. Rhoads Survived for Over 300 Years and Became the Oldest U.S. Manufacturer. Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, 2011, 78 (2), 200-225.
  • Religion and Managerial Decision Making: How the Oldest Company in the United States Survived for Over 300 Years through the Implementation of Quaker Principles in Its Mission. Presentation at the Business History Conference Annual Meeting. 2010, Athens, Georgia. 
  • Faculty Perceptions of Business Advisory Boards: The Challenge for Effective Communication. Journal of Education for Business, 2011, 86 (2), 78-83.
  • Increasing Small Business Volunteerism: Overcoming The Cost Factor. Ivey Business Journal. March/April, 2007.


  • Ph.D., Management with an emphasis in Productivity, Union Institute & University

  • MBA, Tampa College

  • BA, University of South Florida