Robert McManus

McCoy Professor
Ph.D.-Communication Studies, Regent University; MBA-Olivet Nazarene University; BA-Communication/Speech Theatre, Judson College
Year Appointed
Fall 2019
  • Foundations in Leadership
  • Leadership Theories & Models
Spring 2020
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Global Leadership
  • Leadership Capstone


Robert M. McManus, Ph.D. is the McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies and Communication at the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business at Marietta College. He is the co-author of Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective (Routledge, 2015). His work has appeared in the Journal of Leadership Studies and he recently served as a section editor for the book Leading in Complex Worlds published by Jossey-Bass.

McManus has served as the Chair of the Leadership Education Member Interest Group of the International Leadership Association. He has travelled globally speaking and teaching on the subject of leadership. McManus is an award-winning educator, and regularly offers courses on foundations of leadership, organizational leadership, theories and models of leadership, and global leadership. He holds a Ph.D. in communication studies, as well as a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies.