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Global Studies Committee - Bob Hatfield

Dr. Bob Hatfield

Dr. Bob Hatfield

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, Professor - Management

Office:  Grise Hall 434
Phone:  270-745-6581


Dr. Robert D. Hatfield is the coauthor of seven books including HRM: Strategies for Managing a Diverse and Global Workforce and the textbook Human Resource Management in South Africa. He has also published at least 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 35 scholarly proceeding papers in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, training and development, and the use of technology in business and education. Dr. Hatfield currently researches workplace collegiality and the emerging field of business sustainability.


Ph.D. in Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Juris Doctor, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Additional Graduate Work – Dept. of Communication, University of Oklahoma
BA, Western Kentucky University

Dr. Hatfield’s experience includes achievement and leadership in both the corporate and academic worlds. He was the Manager of Industrial Relations and Personnel for a Fortune 500 company. He has broad experience as a management consultant in areas such as strategic planning, change management, leadership, collegiality, communication, and labor/employee relations. He has served on both public and private boards. Dr. Hatfield’s leadership in universities has included serving as a Chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and Real Estate (Morehead State University), Interim Chair Management (WKU), MBA Executive Coordinator (WKU) and Lessenberry Endowed Chair of Business Education. Dr. Hatfield has administrative and/or teaching experience in 8 foreign nations and has led in innovative projects and programs to advance the local community, regional chambers of commerce, and the university. He has won many awards including teaching awards at three different universities, a national award in Business Education, and the college’s “Vitale Award for Initiative, Innovation, & Leadership”.

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