Robert L. Holbrook, Jr.Ohio University
Associate Professor of ManagementLast Updated: August 26, 2018
MGT 2000
MGT 2100
MGT 3400/5400
MGT 3550
MGT 4430
Innovative Pedagogy
Organizational Justice
Professional Memberships
Academy of Management
Alpha Kappa Psi
Management & OB Teaching Society
Christian Business Faculty Association
Personal Interest Links
Cross Country
Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure
Ohio University Volleyball
Suggested Links
Crown Financial Ministries
Institute for Creation Research
Mercy Ministries (Collegiate Volleyball Info)
Save the Storks
Summit Ministries
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College of Business
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Dr. Holbrook
Fishing Lough Mask in Ireland

Contact Information

Office: Copeland Hall 308
Telephone: 740/593-2077
Fax: 740/593-9342
Skype ID: lenie.holbrook

Fall 2018 Schedule:
Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00-10:20 (MGT 3400 in Copeland 410)
Tuesday/Thursday from 3:05-4:25 (MGT 3400 in Copeland 633)
Fall 2018 Office Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00-12:00
Wednesday from 9:00-11:00
Note: Teaching is a service profession. I am willing to meet at times other than formal office hours (i.e., office hours are in effect any time I am in the office). If you find that I am not in the office, please e-mail me and I will respond as quickly as I can.

Academic and Professional Background

I joined Ohio University in 2000 after three years as an Assistant Professor in the Marketing, Management, and Information Systems Department at the University of Central Arkansas. I was approved for promotion to Associate Professor (with tenure) on January 20, 2006. My academic preparation includes a Ph.D. (Business Administration) from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. (Management) from the University of Memphis, and a B.S. (Business Administration, Computer Science) from Union University. Primary teaching responsibilities at Ohio University include undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Managerial Decision Making. I also teach Introduction to Management and Creativity and Innovation. Prior to graduate school, I worked seven years for the Department of the Army at Milan Army Ammunition Plant. I was a computer specialist (five years), automation security specialist (two years), and the staff Total Quality Management facilitator (one year concurrent assignment).

Susan Holbrook
With Susan in Skagway, Alaska
Family Notes

I married the former Susan Smith on August 23, 1986. Like me, she grew up in West Tennessee. We lived up in the same small hometown, but did not know each other (before we started dating) because she attended school in a neighboring town. After graduating from Bradford High School, Susan went to West Tennessee Business College for certification as a medical assistant. She worked in several specialties (otolaryngology, osteopathy, gastroentrology) for clinics in Tennessee, Illinois, and Arkansas. After homeschooling our son for several years, she shuttled him back and forth to Fairfield Christian Academy in Lancaster. She also worked for the school as a library assistant, handling lunch accounts, and as bus scheduler. Now that our son has graduated, she works full time in the school's child care. She is a good cook and an even better baker. She enjoys Hallmark Channel movies and also likes to read.

We have one child - Adam Robert - born December 30, 1998. Like many teen-aged guys, Adam loves Star Wars (he knows something about every character), superheroes (especially Avengers), Snapchat, Instagram, Minecraft, and Fortnight. Adam graduated from Fairfield Christian Academy in May 2018. As a student there, he ran cross country and track (4 x 800 relay, distance). He also played the trombone for a brief period, but found an outlet for his musical talent by participating in choir (note: he does not get this from his father). He served five terms as Student Council Chaplain and one as Representative-at-Large. He volunteered at Maywood Mission. He was also a delegate to Buckeye Boys State. He loves cats (he does get this from his father). Also like his father, Adam enjoys movies. His most recent favorite viewing experiences are Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity Wars. He is currently attending Union University as a Pastoral Ministry major and plans to attend seminary at Southwestern Theological Seminary when he finishes.
Adam Running
Adam running in district championship at Watkins
(yes, he beat the Mt. Gilead runner to the finish line)

My Family
With my family on the Spree River in Berlin
Personal Interests

I have not had much time to pursue personal activities for a number of years due to my son's activities. Now that my wife and I are empty nesters, that may change. My hobbies include geocaching and crossword puzzles. I enjoy women's collegiate volleyball and sometimes get to watch Ohio University Volleyball. In addition, I enjoy a variety of sports, movies, music, reading, and computers. I am actively involved at Lancaster First Baptist Church, serving as an adult life group leader and member of the church finance committee.

My favorite non-Ohio University sports teams are Illinois (any sport) and the Cincinnati Reds.

I like to watch movies, mostly at home (pay-per-view and DVD/VHS rental), often watching them many times over. I have written supplements and various textbook features for John Wiley & Sons on using movies, television, and music as pedagogical tools.

I listen to a wide variety of music, although I generally dislike Country (except Allison Krauss and some Shania Twain) and Rap (although I do like TobyMac, Hollyn, and some KB songs). At work, I usually listen to contemporary jazz through Amazon Prime Music. When driving, I listen to local stations (usually ESPN Radio or contemporary Christian). Examples of artists that I like include Chill Carrier, Anthony David, Hollyn, For King and Country, Raign, the late Wayman Tisdale, and TobyMac.

With a background in computer science, it only makes sense that I love to tinker with computers. I write all my HTML code and attribute what little knowledge I have to my friend and computer mentor Rich Kern. Take a look at his Division I Volleyball Website.


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