Office of the President
Marietta College
215 Fifth St.
Marietta OH 45750

Title: President, Marietta College
Date of Birth: Jan. 29, 1953
Birthplace: North Dakota

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Ph.D. — 1978
Major Fields: Organizational Behavior/Psychology; Organization/Management Theory and Policy; Small Group & Organizational Communication; Research Methodology & Statistics

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, MBA — 1975
Major Fields: Management/Organizational Behavior and Marketing

University of North Dakota, B.S. — 1974
Major Fields: Public Administration and Hospital Administration (Six month internship) 

California State University-Stanislaus, Professor — 2004-07
Boise State University, Professor — 1993-2004
The University of Toledo, Associate Professor — 1987-93
The University of Toledo, Assistant Professor — 1981-87
Central Michigan University, Adjunct Professor — 1980-81
U. S. Army Research Institute, Research Associate — 1979-81
Northwestern Louisiana State University, Adjunct Professor — 1978-79

Marietta College
President, July 2016-present

University of Northern Iowa
President, May 2013-June 2016

  • Chief Executive Officer for a regional, comprehensive, student-centered (nearly 12,000 students – 10,200 Undergraduate and 1,800 Graduate, 2,000+ degrees awarded) university in the Cedar Valley of Iowa (Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids; Blackhawk County regional population 130,000+) College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and a Graduate School). Faculty of 650 and a total staff and students/payroll of 2,000+. The University of Northern Iowa has one collective bargaining agreement (United Faculty) and is engaged in a healthy and active relationship. State also bargains for AFSCME-American Federation of State County, and Municipal Employees.
  • In conjunction with our Executive Management Team, am responsible to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa and the Executive Director (The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa) for the leadership, management and organization of University of Northern Iowa – Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Finance, Administration, and Facilities, Athletics, University of Northern Iowa Foundation, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, and University Relations. Total Budget of $350 million; with a state appropriation of $95 million. 

Shippensburg University
President, January 2007-May 2013

  • Chief Executive Officer for a regional, comprehensive, student-centered (8,000 students – 7,000 Undergraduate and 1,000 Graduate) university in the Central Valley of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg, Gettysburg, Chambersburg, Carlisle regional population 100,000; Cumberland/Franklin county population 375,000) College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, and a Graduate School). Faculty of 350 and a total staff of 1,250. Division II Athletic Program (PSAC-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – 18 members—largest conference in NCAA DII) – 20 sports (11 women’s and 9 men’s). Shippensburg University has six collective bargaining agreements (unions) engaged in a healthy and active relationship: APSCUF–Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties; AFSCME-American Federation of State County, and Municipal Employees; SCUPA- State College and University Professional Association; SPFPA-Security, Police, Fire Professional Association; OPEIU-Office Professional Employee International Union; PSSU- Pennsylvania Social Services Union; PDA-Pennsylvania Doctor’s Alliance-no longer active.
  • In conjunction with our Executive Management Team, am responsible to the Chancellor and the Pennsylvania Board of Governors (Member of the 14 school state-owned system-PASSHE) and the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees for the leadership, management and organization of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania – Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Finance, Administration, and Facilities, Athletics, Shippensburg University Foundation, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, and University Relations. Total Budget of $140 million. 

California State University-Stanislaus
Vice President for Development/University Relations, January 2004-July 2006

  • Chief Advancement Officer (Line and Staff responsibility) for a mid-sized, Hispanic Serving (HSI) university in the central valley of California (Turlock population 75,000 county population 500,000) (Colleges of Arts, Letters and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and a Graduate College). (Fall 2005 enrollment was 8,000+ a Total staff of 40).
  • Responsible to the President for the leadership, management, and organization of the University’s advancement program, including development, alumni relations, athletics (Division II -- 14 sports), athletic fundraising and development, university communications/public affairs, community affairs, and special events. Serve on the board of trustees of the University’s foundation and provide staff support to its development committee.
  • Plan and implement both short- and long-term goals and objectives to strengthen and expand the University’s fundraising and external relations efforts. Also responsible for marketing the image of the University to its internal/external constituent groups.
  • Represented the University’s interests to the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University in advancement, fundraising, and public affairs. 

Office of Governor Dirk Kempthorne, State of Idaho
Executive-in-Residence (Chief Education Policy Advisor), December 2000-February 2003

  • Served as the Chief Education Policy Advisor to the Governor of the State of Idaho. The position was responsible for working with the Governor and the Policy Advisors for Natural Resources, Agriculture, Human Services, Public Safety and Transportation, Legal, Early Childhood Development, Finance and Economic Development. The Idaho State budget was in excess of $2 billion. Duties included general support for the policy advisors and policy assistants, ensure that the direction of current policy is consistent with the wishes of the Governor, supervise Constituent Services, and interact with the 105 members of the legislature both during and outside of the active session. Serve as a senior member of the Governor’s staff.
  • Served as the Chief Education Policy Advisor. Education budget in Idaho is over $1 billion (K- 12-$985M and Higher Education $236M). Worked with the State Department of Education and the State Board of Education on all P-16 and Higher Education issues. The staff of 15 professionals at SBOE and 120 professionals at SDE. 

Boise State University (On Leave – Executive-in-Residence, Governor’s Office 2000-2003)
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, January 1998–July 2000

  • Chief Advancement Officer (Line and Staff responsibility) for a large metropolitan university in the capital city of Boise (population 250,000+) (Colleges of Business & Economics, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Education, Applied Technology, Social Sciences & Public Affairs, and a Graduate College). (Fall 2000 enrollment was 16,459).
  • Managerial responsibility to direct and develop programs, friend-raise, market, fundraise, supervise staff and coordinate activities of the Office of Government and Business Relations and the Bronco Athletic Association (DI Athletics) (The Development Arm of the Athletic Department).
  • Direct managerial responsibility for Alumni Relations, University Relations (News Services, Marketing, Community Relations, Communications), and Development and the BSU Foundation ($50,000,000+ in total assets – 1999-2000 investment return approximately 13%). (Total Professional and Classified Staff of 25). 

Boise State University
Dean, College of Business & Economics, July 1993-January 1998 

  • Responsibility and authority for an annual budget of approximately $7.5 million. Worked with a faculty of 65 individuals and supervised a non-academic staff of 25 individuals. Organized and implemented all faculty recruiting activities. Supervised administration of external grants in excess of $1,500,000 and maintained liaison with corporations, foundations, and the business community who provided annual support to the College.
  • Student population at Boise State was 15,500 with 2,700 undergraduates and 225 graduate students in the College of Business & Economics. The College, in addition, houses the Idaho Council on Economic Education, the Idaho Small Business Development Center, the Idaho Family Business Center, and the Center for Management Development (annual gross of $750,000). Extensive external relations, strong Business Advisory Council, and active alumni relations. 

The University of Toledo
Dean, College of Business Administration, (Interim) July 1992-July 1993

  • Responsibility and authority for an annual budget of approximately $10 million. Worked with a faculty of 100 individuals and supervised a non- academic staff of 25 individuals. Organized and implemented all faculty recruiting activities. Supervised administration of external grants in excess of $500,000. Maintained liaison with community and technical colleges, other universities, corporations, foundations, and the business community who provided annual support to the College.
  • Developed strategy and prepared for AACSB reaccreditation in 1993-94 (Self-Study) and 1994- 95 (Site Visit). Developed TQM and Continuous Improvement procedures for a Pre-Self Study Steering Committee Framework. Extensive external relations programs involving a strong Business Advisory Council, Family Business Center {Funded by sponsors ($60,000/year), external memberships ($25,000/year) and an endowment ($750,000/$750,000)} and an Alumni Relations Program. 

The University of Toledo
Coordinator, Executive MBA Program Development, College of Business, February 1992-July 1992

  • Examined the possibility of establishing a highly personalized Executive-style MBA program. Looked at the environment including recruiting a class for Fall 1992, planned for the 1992 and 1993 school years, interviewed faculty, and planned for programming out-of-class activities. Program in place 2002-03.
  • The program was thoroughly examined and because of an administrative change in
  • the Dean’s office was put on hold until the 1993-94 year. The program was to be reinitiated in 1993-94 and a determination was to be made as to its viability for the future.
  • This program has now graduated its first class. 

The University of Toledo
Associate Director, University Honors Program, (Interim) August 1991-July 1992

  • Associate Director for a university-wide Honors Program for a large metropolitan university. The program involved approximately 600 honors' students from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the University College. Discussed proposals to also include the Community and Technical College.
  • The managerial responsibility that required direction and development of programs, supervised staff, and coordinated activities of the Honors Program. Specific responsibilities included: Phi Beta Kappa Application, program planning for the 1991-92 and 1992-93 school years, coordination/programming for a new 400-bed Academic Centre -- completed at a cost of $8 million and opened in September 1992, planning for the 30th anniversary of the Honors Program at the University of Toledo, advising, alumni relations and development, and budgeting. 

The University of Toledo
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, March 1989-February 1990

  • Chief Deputy Student Affairs Officer (Line and Staff responsibility) for a large metropolitan university (Colleges of Business, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy, Law, Education, the University Community and Technical College, and a Graduate College). (Fall 1989 student population was approximately 24,000).
  • Managerial responsibility to direct and develop programs, supervise staff and coordinate activities of the Dean of Students Office, including student conduct, environmental scanning for quality of life issues on campus, ombudsperson responsibilities, the Student Development Center, special support services, student activities, The Collegian (student newspaper), Leadership Development Center, student organizations, radio services, technical services, and Greek life. (140 professional, technical, and clerical support staff).
  • Direct managerial responsibility for the Dean of Student Affairs, the Student Recreation Center (Participated in development of a new $18 million Student Recreation Center), the Office of Physically and Mentally Challenged, and the Student Union (Both on the Main campus as well as at the University Community and Technical College). Support responsibility for the Center for Multi-Cultural Student Development, Career Planning and Placement, Counseling Center (Counseling, Testing, and Career Development), Student Health Services, and Residence Life.
  • Prepared and managed all aspects of the annual budget (1989-90 budget was $15 million) and managed the annual agency reviews of the Division. Involved in the planning and preparation of facilities plan for the new Academic Centre (450 beds of Honors Housing) and the Student Union Addition.
  • Planned, organized, directed and participated in Touch Up Toledo I, II, & III. These were three community volunteer projects used to encourage volunteerism and cooperation among students.

The University of Toledo
Director of Graduate Studies, College of Business, June 1987-March 1989

  • Office charged with all graduate business admissions, graduations, advising, counseling, career planning and placement, recruitment, financial aid, retention, curriculum development, liaison with other institutions, and other graduate business student services. (Staff of 2; Student population of 600).
  • Six graduate programs were available: MBA, Weekend MBA, MS in Accounting, MS in Taxation, MS in Manufacturing Management (Fall 1989), and Ph.D. in Manufacturing Management (Fall 1989).
  • Operation included strong recruiting, increased reputation, higher entrance requirements, possible 3/2 program, and strong career placement activities. 

The University of Toledo
Director of Undergraduate Studies, College of Business, June 1985 - September 1987 

  • Directed office charged with all college admissions/graduations, advising, counseling, career planning and placement, retention, financial aid, scholarships, curriculum development, liaison with other institutions (especially articulation agreements with community and technical colleges), and other general student services. (Staff of 6 professional and classified staff and 4 students; Student population of approximately 4000).
  • Developed program for use of video-instructional aids by students, online registration implemented in Spring 1986, and continuously improved articulation agreements with surrounding two-year colleges that were updated yearly. 

California State University, Stanislaus: January 2004-January 2007

  • Professor of Management/Policy (Tenured)
  • Team Member, Executive MBA Development/Program

Boise State University: July 1993-January 2004

  • Professor of Management/Policy (Tenured)
  • Team Member, GB 101 Program

The University of Toledo: August 1981-July 1993

  • Associate Professor of Management (Tenured)
  • Tenure granted March 1987. Effective Fall 1988
  • $1,000 Research Grant from Labor Relations Institute, 1987
  • Assistant Professor Management, 1981-87
  • Alternate, 1982 Faculty Research and Awards Program
  • One of two candidates nominated for Department Chair, 1983
  • Research/Teaching Associate NEH Grant 1983-84 

Central Michigan University: January 1980-August 1981

  • Certified to teach/taught Management Theory and Practice, Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Communication (Graduate Program, Evening Division, Washington, D.C.)
  • Served as a TAS (Technical Advisory Specialist) to Senior Military Officers 

U.S. Army Research Institute: October 1979-August 1981

  • Conducted research in the areas of leadership assessment and basic skills
  • Served as management analyst to the Chief Psychologist of the U. S. Army
  • Certified Assessor and Assessor Trainer, DDI Incorporated 

Northwestern Louisiana State University: December 1978-October 1979

  • Taught Principles of Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Student Advisor for Military Officers 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: 1974-78

  • Teaching Assistant, Management/Organizational Behavior, 1976-1978
  • Research Assistant, Management Department, 1974-1976 

Business Consultant: 1981-present
Have been involved in seminars and consulting activities throughout U.S., particularly in the Iowa, Pennsylvania, California, Idaho and Ohio-Michigan area. Subject areas include: management, organizational behavior, personnel/human resource management, assessment centers, and training and development. Organizations have included ACE Office of Women in Higher Education, Volvo Construction Equipment, Letterkenny Army Depot, the Albertson Corporation, the Simplot Company, S-Sixteen, Inc., Washington Group International (formerly Morrison Knudsen), MICRON Semiconductor, Inc., MICRON Technology, Inc., Hewlett-Packard, the State of Idaho, the Idaho Department of Transportation, Foster Farms, the Gallo Corporation, the Alliance of Stanislaus County, the DeVillbiss Corporation, Toledo Trust (Currently Key Corp.), Ohio Citizens Bank (National City Bank), The University of Michigan, NASA-Lewis Research Center, the IRS, Sheller-Globe, Toledo Edison, Toledo Area Small Business Association, the Toledo Hospital, and the U. S. Army.

Business Consultant: The Alliance, Modesto, California. January 2006 - December 2006
The Alliance is responsible for overseeing both economic development and workforce development for the Stanislaus River Valley. As the Director of External Development, I worked with the Workforce Development Team, the Economic Development Team, the Business Resource Center, and the Small Business Development Center to enhance the “one-stop” assistance and to help strengthen job creation, business assistance, and workforce preparation through programs like WorkKeysTM and interaction and partnership with the local K-12, Community College, and University systems.

Director, Selection Evaluation Team: Toledo Police/Fire Divisions: 1984-1993
As the Director of a consulting team directed an assessment center program to assist the Chief of Police in his selection of Deputy Chief Candidates from September - December 1984. The program was successful in both input and implementation. The assessment team was successful in their interaction with the city, the union, and the police division. Completed in the Fall of 1987 development and direction of a similar program(s) to assist the Toledo Fire Division for District Chiefs, the Police Division for Captains (1989 & 1990), and the Fire Division for Chief (1990). Appointed as Court Expert by Judge James Bates of the Lucas County Common Pleas court to adjudicate the four-year-old promotion dispute between the City of Toledo and the Fire Division (1991-92).

Chief Negotiator: Lucas County Auditor, January-December 1983
Represented management (Auditor) in the first negotiated contract between M.E.B.A. and Lucas County Public Employees. 

October 1981-October 1988
Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (DCSPER), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (Captain, U.S. Army Reserve), Honorable Discharge.

October 1979-October 1981
Research and Development Coordinator/Research Psychologist, U. S. Army Research Institute, Washington, D.C. (1LT/CPT), Honorable Discharge.

September 1978-October 1979
Director of Army Community Services, Directorate of Personnel and Community Activities, Fort Polk, Louisiana (2LT/1LT). Charged with all counseling, financial aid programming, family education, and services to a military post of 15,000 families.

June 1978-September 1978
Student, Officer Basic Course, Fort Knox, Kentucky (2LT). 


  • Member (Appointed), Governor’s Census 2010 Advisory Panel, Governor Ed Rendell, January–July 2010.
  • Member, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Global Advisory Board, 2010-12.
  • President/Chair of the Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU), 2009-10. The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities serves the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by promoting higher education. To enrich the well-being of the people of Pennsylvania, the association fosters dialogue among the institutions of higher learning, collects and disseminates information about higher education, enhances the understanding and image of higher education and when practicable advances collective positions relating to higher education. (116 member institutions).
  • American Council on Education, (ACE) Member of the Commission on Effective Leadership: 2008-11.
  • Advancing Women’s Leadership, (ACE), Office of Women in Higher Education, 71st National Leadership Forum, Washington, DC, December 2010, Speaker—Special Session: Branding The University.
  • Advancing Women’s Leadership, (ACE), Office of Women in Higher Education, Michigan Regional Leadership Forum, Eastern Michigan University, April 2010, Speaker—Special Session: Branding The University.
  • Keynote Speaker: 68th Annual Conclave of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Brothers-In-Action, (1000 attendees), July 2011, Las Vegas, NV.
  • “A View from the Top,” presentation to the 80th Annual Conference, Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admissions (MSACROA), Hershey, PA, November 2010.
  • CASE District II Conference: VISION 2010—Seeing the Possibilities, Master Session IV: Leadership, February 7, 2010.
  • Mid-Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration, Harrisburg, PA, October 11- 13, 2009. Guest Speaker: From Dean to President—Lessons Learned.
  • Advancing Women’s Leadership, (ACE), Office of Women in Higher Education, National Leadership Forum, Washington, DC, June 2009, Speaker/Presenter.
  • Keynote Speaker: “Managing University Venues in Times of Challenge,” International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM), 78th Annual Conference and Trade Show, New Orleans, LA, July 25-26, 2003.
  • Advancing Women’s Leadership, (ACE), Office of Women in Higher Education, Ohio Regional Leadership Forum, University of Cincinnati, March 2009, Panelist.
  • Associated Students of Boise State University Senate Commendation, 2002-2003 for Dedication and Commitment to Students.
  • Idaho Association of Educational Office Professionals Administrator of the Year, 2001
  • Boise State University Association of Educational Office Professionals, Administrator of the Year, 2000.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 2010-present.
  • Past Associate Editor and Past Member of the Editorial Review Board, Journal of the Academy of Business Administration.
  • Academy of Management -- National, Midwest, and Western.
  • American Society of Personnel Administrators -- ASPA, Faculty Advisor, 1981-86.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Member since 1975, Faculty Advisor, 1991-93.
  • American College Personnel Association -- ACPA/AACD.
  • Ohio College Personnel Association -- OCPA, 1988-1990.
  • Blue Key Honorary -- Honorary Member -- 1990. 

Articles, Presentations, and Other Professional Involvement
Ruud, Judith Kish, Ruud, William N., and Moussavi, Farzad; "You've Got a Deal! Using the Film Draft Day to Teach Fundamental Contract Law & Analytical Skills," Journal of Legal Studies Education, Revised and Resubmitted on March 6, 2016.

Smith, A. Gerald, Pike, Joel, Ruud, Judith Kish, and Ruud William N., “Tax Planning: Avoiding Required Minimum Distributions from Qualified Retirement Plans if You Plan to Continue Working,” in process to be submitted to Tax Adviser or Practical Tax Strategies, 2016.

Ruud, William N. and Ruud, Judith Kish, 2011 permission to Pearson Education Company to include excerpts from their article, “Law and Ethics: Society and Corporate Social Responsibility—Is the Focus Shifting?” originally published in 2010 in the Journal of Academic and Business Ethics. The article will be excerpted in the company’s new “You Decide,” an education web tool that allows students to compare different points of view on ethical issues. It will be available worldwide in all languages.

“Who Should Teach Business Ethics – An Exploratory Study of Student Perceptions?” The 2010 Academy of Business Disciplines Conference, Ft. Myers Beach, FL, November 10-13, 2010 (Refereed- Co-authored).

“Law and Ethics: Society and Corporate Social Responsibility—Is the Focus Shifting?” Journal of Academic and Business Ethics, 2010 (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Law and Ethics—Never the Twain Shall Meet--Not! Society and Corporate Social Responsibility—Is the Focus Shifting?” The 2010 MBAA International Conference, Chicago, IL. March 24-26, 2010 (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Leader-Member Exchange,” and “Issues Facing Academe: How To Manage the Beast to Improve the Product,” Discussant, Reviewer and Chair, The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 7- 12, 2009, Chicago, IL.

Business Ethics Across the Curriculum-From the Inside Out: A Student-Driven Approach. The Journal of Business Cases and Applications. Spring 2009, pp.18-31 (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Business Ethics Across the Curriculum - From the Inside Out: A Student-Driven Approach,” The 2008 Meeting of The Academy of Business Disciplines, Ft. Myers Beach, FL, November 6-8, 2008. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“New Constructs in Organizational Behavior,” Discussant and Reviewer, The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 8-12, 2008. Anaheim, CA.

“Competition in Business Classrooms: A New Model for Use of Competition in Adult Business Education Classes,” The 13th Annual Conference on Industry Engineering & Management Systems (IEMS), Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 12-14, 2007. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Unique Research Perspective on Successful Consulting,” Discussant, August 12, 2002, Academy of Management Denver 2002 Conference, “Building Effective Networks, “Denver, Colorado, August 9- 14, 2002.

“Planning with the Dynasty Trust & Charity,” Gift Planner’s Digest, January 4, 2000, pp. 1-11. Wwsiwyg://128/ (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Planning with the Dynasty Trust & Charity, “More Money for Me & Thee,” NCPG 1999 National Conference on Planned Giving, Anaheim, CA, October 13-16, 1999. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Leave A Legacy, Idaho – Making A Difference At Home,” The Advocate – Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar, Volume 42, No. 8, August 1999, pp. 9-11. (Co-authored).

“Employer Legal Liability for Employee Workplace Violence -- Knee Deep in Big Muddy,” SAM Advanced Management Journal, Winter, 1997, pp.35-38. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Employer Legal Liability for Employee Workplace Violence -- Knee Deep in Big Muddy,” Proceedings, SAM (Society for Advancement of Management) International Management Conference, Las Vegas, March 23-25, 1997. (Refereed).

“Organizational Behavior/Management,” Track Chair, 1994 Academy of Business Administration Global Business Trends Conference, Cancun, Mexico, December 1994.

“Business Schools and Corporate America,” and “Faculty Development Programs,” Deans’ Panels, Academy of Business Administration National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, February 23-26, 1993.

“Management: Andragogy Style,” Proceedings, The Association of Management, 1992 Meeting, Las Vegas, August 4-7, 1992. (Refereed).

“Improving Quality of Work Life with Transactional Analysis as an Intervention Strategy,” Applied Psychology: An International Review, 1991, 40 (4):395-404. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Negligent Training Suits: A Recent Entry Into the Corporate Employment Negligence Arena,” The Labor Law Journal, Vol. 42, No. 6, June 1991, pp. 351-356. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“MBA 1990: What They Don’t Teach in the B-School!” Proceedings, The Association of Management, 1990 Annual Meeting, Orlando, August 3-12, 1990. (Refereed).

“Manager/Subordinate Perception of Satisfaction and Effectiveness: Does It Make a Difference?” Business Insights, Vol. VIII, No. I, Fall/Winter 1988, pp. 17-21. (Refereed-Co- authored).

“Transactional Analysis: Can It Improve Worker Satisfaction with Organizational Decision Making?” Journal of Systems Management, Vol. 38, No. 5, May 1987, pp. 18-22. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Les cercles de qualite: L’A.T. les rendra-t-elle plus efficaces?” Actualies En Analyse Tranactionelle (A.A.T.), Vol. 11. Avril 1987, pp. 90-96. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Selection Systems for Sales Representative,” Journal of Systems Management, Vol. 37, No. 8, August 1986, pp. 11-17. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Quality Circles: Will Transactional Analysis Improve Their Effectiveness?” Transactional Analysis Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, July 1986, pp. 182-187. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“Quality Circles: Will Transactional Analysis Improve Their Effectiveness?” Proceedings, Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the International Transactional Analysis Association, San Francisco, August 1986. (International presentation, Refereed-Co-authored).

“What Does an MBA Degree Mean in 1986?” SAM Advanced Management Journal, Volume 51, Number 1, Winter 1986, pp. 40-44. (Refereed).

“What’s an MBA: 1986?” Proceedings, Sixteenth Annual Meeting, Southeast Section, The American Institute of Decision Sciences, Orlando, February 19-21, 1986. (Refereed).

“INTRAVIEW: Career Development Through Business Communication,” The Journal of Employment Counseling, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 1985, pp. 161-165. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“The Relationship between Membership in Employee Involvement Systems and Organizational Commitment, Propensity to Leave, and Job Satisfaction,” Proceedings, The Association of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, 1985 National Meeting, Boston, November 17- 20, 1985. (Refereed-Co- authored).

“Productivity Monitoring in the Health Care Environment,” Proceedings, Midwest Academy of Management, Notre Dame, IN, April 12-14, 1984. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“The Subchapter S Revision Act of 1982: A More Attractive Option for the Small Businessman,” Proceedings, Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, April 4-6, 1984. (Refereed-Co- authored).

“Management Considerations of a Business Entity in the Environment of Chapter XI Reorganization Proceedings under the New Federal Bankruptcy Code Effective October 1, 1979.” Proceedings, Midwest Business Administration Association,
Chicago, April 4-6, 1984. (Refereed-Co-authored).

“A Comparative Analysis of Issues Relevant to Quality-of-Work-Life: Small Business versus Big Business,” Proceedings, Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, March 1983. (Refereed-Co-authored).

Leadership Assessment Program, U. S. Army Research Institute, Washington, D.C., 1980. (One of many contributors).

Administration of Pay and Its Effects on Organizational Behavior, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1978. (Dissertation).

Various presentations to groups, seminars, non-profit organizations from 1981 to the present in Pennsylvania, California, Idaho, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Hawaii, Washington, Idaho, Washington, D.C. and Georgia. 

Book Reviews

  • Reviewer for McGraw-Hill. (1983-90).
  • Reviewed: Sharplin, Arthur, Strategic Management, 1985 and 1987.

Research (In Progress)

  • Institutional Advancement: The President’s Role – Leader, Arbiter, Pace-Setter, Solicitor, and Motivator
  • Organizational Behavior: Bridging the Practice Theory Gap
  • Organization Structure in Student Affairs: Is There a Right Way?


  • Chair and Member, Executive Management Team, June 2013-July 2015.
  • Chair and Member, President’s Cabinet, June 2013-July 2016
  • Member, Board of Directors, University of Northern Iowa Foundation Board of Directors, June 2013-July 2016.


  • Member, Iowa Business Council, June 2013-present.
  • Member, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Board of Directors, June 2014-present.
  • Member, Midwest One Financial Group Board of Directors, September 2013-present.
  • Member, Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Executive Committee, 2013-present.
  • Member, Cedar Falls Rotary, June 2013-present.
  • Member, College Hill Partnership, June 2013-present.
  • Member Iowa Campus Compact, June 2015-present.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania:

  • Chair and Member, Executive Management Team, January 2007-13.
  • Chair and Member, President’s Cabinet, January 2007-13.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Shippensburg University Foundation Board of Directors, January 2007-13.


  • 2008 Recipient of the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce “Common Ground” Award—acknowledging extraordinary service by a member of the university community to the local community. (Awarded in 1st year of eligibility).
  • District Chairman, Frontier District, South Central Pennsylvania Boy Scouts of America, October 2007-10.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cumberland County Chapter, American Red Cross, July 2007- 10.
  • Member, Capital Region Literacy Council (Mayor’s Literacy Commission), Harrisburg, PA, 2009-present.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Campus Compact, 2010-2013.

California State University, Stanislaus:

  • Member, President’s Cabinet, January 2004-July 2006.
  • Chair, University Brand Audit and Marketing Task Force, 2004-06.
  • Member, University Facilities Planning Committee, 2004-06.
  • Chair, Development and University Relations, VPAC, January 2004-July 06.
  • Chair, Dean, College of Business Administration Search Committee, 2004-06.
  • Member, Ad-Hoc, Warrior Athletic Association, 2004-07.
  • Executive Officer, CSU Stanislaus Foundation Board of Directors, 2004-06.
  • Member, CSU Advancement VPs Council, 2004-06.


  • Member, Board of Directors, Modesto, CA Chamber of Commerce, 2004-07. Affiliated with Hispanic Leadership Council and El Concilio.
  • Elected Member, Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, Turlock, CA, 2005-06 and Member, Chamber of Commerce, Turlock, CA, 2004-07.
  • Member, Modesto, CA Downtown Rotary, 2004-07.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Modesto United Way, 2004-present. Chairman, Capital Campaign, 2005-06. (Campaign raised $3,200,000 - April 30, 2006).

Boise State University:

  • Executive Committee, Member, 1998-2000.
  • President’s Cabinet, Member, 1993-2000.
  • Chair, University Marketing/Image Committee, 1998-2000.
  • Member, University Curriculum Committee, 2000 & 2003-04.
  • Dean’s Council, Member, 1993-98.
  • Member, Gene Harris Endowment/Festival Project Team, 1997-2000.
  • Member, Steering Committee, Project ACCESS, 1996-2003.
  • Chair, Fiscal Integrity Committee, NCAA Compliance Review, 1995-197.
  • Chair, Computer Governance Committee, 1994-98.
  • Member, University Appeals Committee, 1994-98.
  • Chair, Student Computer Fee Committee, 1994-95.

College of Business & Economics

  • Member, AACSB-IAME Candidacy Committee, 1998-2000.
  • Chair, Executive Council, 1993-98.
  • Member, AACSB-IAME Task Force, 2000-03.
  • Member, Alumni Relations Committee, 2000-03.
  • Member, Undergraduate Core Improvement (Outcomes) Committee, 2000-03.
  • Team Leader, Strategic Planning Team, 1993-98.
  • Member, External Relations Team, 1993-98.


  • Member (Elected), Board of Directors, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Foundation, 1999-2003.
  • Member (Elected), Board of Directors, First Interstate Bank Corporation, Southern Idaho (Now Wells Fargo), 1994-97.
  • Chairman of the Board, March of Dimes of Idaho, 1996.
  • Member, Board of Directors, March of Dimes of Idaho, 1993-97.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Idaho, 1993-2003.
  • Chair, Sustaining Committee, Junior Achievement of Idaho, 1995-96.
  • Chair, Special Events Committee, Junior Achievement of Idaho, 1994-95.

The University of Toledo:

  • Member, Dean’s Council, 1992-93.
  • College of Business Representative, Faculty Senate, 1983-86; 1986-89. (Elected).
  • Faculty Representative to the Finance Committee of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, 1986-88.
  • Vice Chairman, Faculty Senate, 1986-88.
  • Second Faculty Representative, Board of Trustees, 1986-87.
  • Member, Conference Committee, 1986. (Elected).
  • Chair, Physical Plant Review Committee, 1990.
  • Chair, Associate Director, Student Recreation Center Search Committee, 1990.
  • Chair, Public Facilities Use/Facilities Planning Task Force, 1989-90.
  • Member, Vice President for Student Affairs Search Committee, 1987-88.
  • Chair, Implementation Committee of the Faculty Senate, 1988-89.
  • Member, Athletic Director Search Committee, 1986-87.
  • Member, Vice President for Finance/Admin. Search Committee, 1986-87.
  • Faculty Advisor, Mortar Board Honorary, 1986-92.
  • Faculty Representative to the Student Affairs Committee of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, 1985-86.
  • Executive Secretary, Faculty Senate, 1985-86.
  • Member, Glass Bowl Renovation Committee, 1986-87.
  • General Chairman United Way Fund Drive, 1987.
  • Vice Chairman United Way Fund Drive, 1985.
  • Chair, University Budget Committee, 1984-85.
  • Member, Salary Differential Task Force, 1984-85.
  • Member, Military Affairs Committee, 1981-1993; Chair, 1986-93.
  • Faculty Advisor, ASPA, 1982-87.
  • Faculty Advisor, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
  • Advisor to Vice President for Student Affairs for Management by Objectives (MBO), Program, 1982-83.

College of Business Administration

  • Chair, Executive Council, 1992-93.
  • Member, Executive Council, 1985-89.
  • Member, Faculty Affairs Committee, 1988-89 (Elected).
  • Elected Representative, Dean Search Committee, 1983-84.
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, 1987-90.
  • Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, 1984-1987.
  • Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee, 1984-85.
  • Chair, Management Department P&T Review Committee, 1989-92.
  • Chair, Management Department Curriculum Committee, 1984-85.
  • Member, Computer Committee, 1984-85.


  • Vice Chairman -- Educational Services, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Northwest Ohio, 1989-91.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of NW Ohio, 1982-91.
  • Advisor to the City of Toledo and the Toledo Police Division on recruitment, selection, and training of command officers.
  • Education Director, Northwest Ohio Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, 1982-1987 (48 Member Courses)