Dr. Jamie Schwandt is an American author, TV show host,
motivational speaker, an adjunct Fort Hays State University statistics
instructor, commander, and a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
(candidate) and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Schwandt has served the military in numerous capacities, he has served
on the Army Staff at the Pentagon, deployed twice to the Middle East,
participated in a European Strategic Partnership and trained with the German
military in Germany, and has commanded over 400 Soldiers across the world. He is the host of the TV show Dreaming Big
with Dr. Schwandt, has penned two books, and was the 2016 recipient of the Fort
Hays State University Young Alumni Award.
Dr. Schwandt is a principled entrepreneur with a growth
mindset who seeks to continuously challenge the status quo. He is the visionary change management
director for the largest Army Reserve command in the State of Kansas. Schwandt has over 17 years of global
experience leading performance and change initiatives. He developed and led the first Lean Six Sigma
and Business Process Reengineering training program for his command. He has conducted and led all Project
Identification Workshops and launched 20 DMAIC improvement projects. He has also trained 22 Black Belts and 4
His education includes a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) through
Kansas State University and a Bachelors and Masters of Science from Fort Hays
State University; where he is also an adjunct instructor. He is a trained Lean Six Sigma Master Black
Belt and certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
He also holds program management, project management, life-cycle
logistics, supply-chain management, and government contracting certifications
through the Department of Defense.