Robert F. Scherer has served as a professor of management and as an academic administrator for over twenty-five years. Bob’s career in higher education has included assignments as business school dean and interim dean in both private liberal arts universities and comprehensive public universities.
Bob’s portfolio of more than 200 intellectual contributions includes research in the areas of international management, organizational performance, occupational stress, safety management, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurship, research methodology, gender issues in the workplace, and business education. His journal articles have appeared in Academy of Management Executive, Journal of World Business, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of International Management, International Business Review, and, Journal of Management Education among others. For the over ten years he has served as an Executive Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology and has served on a number of editorial boards of academic journals over the years. He has received awards for his research from academic and professional organizations.
In the area of international business education, Bob has directed graduate business programs in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He was principal editor for two editions of the book, A Field Guide to Internationalizing Business Education. Bob has received funding from the Fulbright Commission three times for his work in Chile (Fulbright Senior Scholar, Fulbright Legacy Grant, Fulbright Senior Specialist). He has developed undergraduate, master, and doctoral degree programs in global business in the U.S. and abroad.
Prior to entering an academic career, Bob held managerial positions in the insurance and consumer magazine publishing industries. He has served on the governing boards of more than fifteen organizations in the public (e.g., Greene County Metropolitan Housing Authority) and non-profit (e.g., Professional Examination Service, Cuyahoga Community Land Trust, Human Resource Certification Institute) sectors and has consulted with more than fifty organizations on a variety of performance and strategic issues. Bob is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).