Robert F. Scherer, Dean

Robert F. Scherer, Dean

Bob Scherer, serves as dean and professor of management in the Monte Ahuja College of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi, a M.A in Management from the University of Redlands, and a B.A. in Communication and Theater from Miami University. Bob is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Bob has published more than 150 scholarly and professional works including journal articles, conference papers, edited editions, book chapters and reviews in the areas of business education, performance, occupational stress, safety, entrepreneurship, international management, organizational communication, and gender issues in the workplace. Bob currently serves as an Executive Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology and is on the editorial board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He co-edited the book A Field Guide to Internationalizing Business Education published by the Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Texas at Austin (second edition by Lakeshore Publishers).

Over the last eight years, Bob received over $6 million in federal, state, and local grant and contract funds for international and small business academic and business outreach programs.

Bob served as a Rotary International Teaching Fellow and as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Chile at the University of Concepción from 1998 - 1999. He taught extensively and continues to teach courses and workshops in Chile and Spain on leadership, teamwork, and organizational development.

Bob has consulted with over 50 private, public, and nonprofit organizations on a variety of organizational and performance issues. He serves or has served on the boards of more than fifteen public, non-profit, or professional organizations. For nine years prior to entering a university career, Bob held managerial positions in the insurance and magazine publishing industries.

Strategic Direction

Recognizing the responsibilities of higher education in the twenty-first century, the Dean has put in place many strategic initiatives to help build a sustainable economic future for our region. Since his appointment in August 2002, Dr. Scherer has been strategically focused on positioning the College as a vital economic force in the community. Toward that end, he has worked with the college faculty, staff, and students on building academic programs to meet the future market needs of the regional business community as well as making the Monte Ahuja College of Business a vital resource for our region’s current business leaders.

With a collaborative spirit and a background in human resource management, he acknowledges that people are at the heart of any organizational success. During his first year as Dean, a number of programs were introduced to encourage increasingly more innovative approaches in teaching, research, and service as well as internal operations.

Dean Scherer is a strong proponent of collaborative partnerships. Aside from having formed partnerships with seven international universities, the college has collaborated with a number of organizations to provide research, business education, and outreach programs to individuals and organizations in Northeast Ohio. An advocate for regionalism, the Dean also participates on boards and in economic development initiatives that help connect the academic and business communities to one another.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 420
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 420
1860 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.3786

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