ROBERT N. McGRATH, Ph.D.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA
firstname.lastname@example.org (225) 315-6218
Ph.D. in Business Administration
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Major Field: Strategic Management
Minor Field: International Management
Supporting: Management of Technology and Innovation
Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Iota Epsilon, Beta Kappa Sigma
Master of Business Administration (Management)
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, May, 1989
Master of Arts (Public Administration)
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Co., June, 1980
Air Force Award for Superior Academic Achievement
Bachelor of Science (Behavioral Science and Leadership)
United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, June, 1977
Outstanding Graduate, Honor Graduate
Project Management Professional (PMI / PMP,) 2007
WORK EXPERIENCE -- ACADEMIA AND CONSULTING
2007-Present. Owner, McGrath Business Alliance. Developing and delivering education and training programs mostly as an independent contractor to University in the areas of Strategic Management, Technology Management, and Project Management.
2005-2007. Program Director / Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College, Graduate School of Management & Technology. Directed curriculum development, adjunct professor hiring, and all issues for a Project Management degree track and professional certificate, and electives. Grew program from about 125 to over 650 enrollments. Taught Project Management.
1996--2005. MBA and Executive MBA Program Coordinator (1998-2000.) Tenured Associate Professor of Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fl. Program coordinator duties (detailed later), taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Strategic Management, Technology Management, and Operations/Project Management.
WORK EXPERIENCE -- TRANSITION TO ACADEMIA
1995--1996. Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and Management, College of Business, Southern University, Baton Rouge, La. Taught Strategic Management and International Business, and served on several committees, while researching/writing doctoral dissertation.
1991--1995, Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. Taught Strategic Management, International Business, and Principles of Management, and provided research assistance to faculty.
WORK EXPERIENCE -- AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
1989--1990. Resident Matériel Manager, Lockheed Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio. Served as Lockheed's program management and engineering liaison at General Electric Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati, supporting maritime patrol aircraft engine development. Coordinated inter-corporation nacelle engineering development in Cincinnati OH, Burbank CA, Lynn MA, and Marietta GA.
1986--1987. Service Engineer, General Electric Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Coordinated resolution of 500 logistics and support engineering problems during the early stages of fielding a new fleet of F-16 aircraft engines. Coordinated the development of maintenance and repair activities at the Air Force jet engine maintenance depot and logistics center in Oklahoma City, OK.
1982--1986. Logistic Support Analysis Program Manager, Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, TX. Performed Logistics Engineering and Management tasks on defense electronics programs, including Logistic Support Analysis, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Transportation and Storage Planning, and Technical Writing. Division earned the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
WORK EXPERIENCE -- MILITARY
1977--1982. Aircraft/Munitions Maintenance Officer. Supervised Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) activities at MacDill AFB, FL. Over 22,000 hazardous devices rendered safe for disposal in support of F-16 Falcon and F-4 Phantom aircraft operations. Supervised F-15 Eagle and F-4 aircraft maintenance at Luke AFB, AZ. Participated in the initial fielding and development of maintenance procedures for F-15s.
COURSES TAUGHT and/or DEVELOPED
Dynamic Strategic Management (DBA)
MBA Integrative Project
Strategic Management (MBA)
Business Polices and Decision Making (MBA)
Strategic Management and Contemporary Issues in Business (MBA)
Technology/Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Capstone - New Venture Business Plan Creation (MS)
Innovation - The Entrepreneur and Intrapreneur (MS)
Strategic Market Assessments for New Ventures (MS)
New Venture Formation (MS)
Venture Capital and Private Equity (MS)
Sustainable Business Practices (MS)
Technological Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MS)
Project Management Dissertation (Ph.D.)
Project Procurement Management (Ph.D.)
Project Risk Management (Ph.D.)
Project Monitoring and Control (Ph.D.)
Multiple Project Management (Ph.D.)
Managerial Budgets and Project Management (Ph.D.)
Developing High Performing Teams in Project Management (Ph.D.)
Project Management Certificate and PMP Exam Prep (non-accredited)
Project Plan Capstone (MS)
Introduction to Project Management (MS)
Leadership and Human Capital in Project Management (MS)
Quality and Performance of a Project (MS)
Cost and Scheduling of a Project (MS)
Procurement and Contract Management (MS)
Risk Management (MS)
Global Project Management (MS)
Project and Program Management (MS, MBA)
Fundamentals of Project Management (MS)
Project Leadership and Communication (MS)
Project Risk Management (MS, two versions)
Project Management Tools and Techniques (MS)
Project Procurement and Solicitation (DM, MBA)
Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (MS)
Operations and Logistics Management
Capstone in Logistics (UG)
Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MS, MBA)
Managing the Supply Chain (MBA)
Introduction to Operations Management (MBA)
Introduction to Total Quality Management (MBA)
Introduction to Quality Management and Six Sigma (UG)
Operations Management Control (UG)
Foundations of Business / Doctoral Research (2 courses, Ph.D.) Evolution of Management Thought (DM)
Economics and the Modern Manager (MBA)
Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Staffing (MBA)
Marketing and Sales (MS)
Business Research Methods (MBA) (Developed only)
Leadership and Organization (MS, MBA)
Principles of Public Sector Management (MS)
Healthcare Management (MS)
Business Basics (MS, MBA))
Business Law and Ethics (MBA)
Evolution of Management Thought, DM, People’s Republic of China
Project Management, Ph.D., Paris France
Executive MBA Technology and Innovation Management
MBA Strategic Management / Business Policies
Strategic Management of Technical Operations
Logistics and Life Cycle Analysis
System Analysis (Logistics and Life Cycle Cost)
Multinational Management / International Management
Aviation Maintenance Management
Principles of Management
Business Foundations: Management
Business Foundations: Quantitative Methods
My 1996 dissertation was ahead of its time. My study addressed the relationships among cognitive legitimacy, technical performance, and cost/price characteristics of battery technology in the emerging electric vehicle industry.
McGrath, R.N. Project-Driven Technology Strategy. Project Management Institute, 2102.
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS and CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/PRESENTATIONS
20 articles, refereed or published via editorial review, mostly in applied strategic management, technology and innovation management, and operations / logistics outlets. Two “A” level.
61 Proceedings/Procedures, mostly in Life Cycle Cost/Analysis, logistics, and technology and innovation management. Mostly engineering audiences at trade group conferences.
Executive Management Institute Seminar in Technology and Innovation Management developed and taught to Russian aerospace executives for the US Department of Commerce, June 2003.
25 other studies delivered, funded and unfunded, for customers such as NASA, United Airlines, Lockheed-Martin, Aerospatiale, private companies, and consulting firms.
3 handbook chapters, of airline strategy, operations and finance.
7 NACRA-style cases published in 31 Strategic Management textbooks/revisions
25 (approximate) theses chaired or co-chaired, wide variety of MSM and MBA topics
COMMITTEES AND OTHER UNIVERSITY SERVICE
24 other University roles ranging from the University President’s Research Advisory Council to the Faculty Advisor of the University NCAA Cycling Club.