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Business Dean's Office - Bob Hatfield

Dr. Bob Hatfield

Dr. Bob Hatfield

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research

Office:  GH 434
Phone:  270-745-6581


Dr. Hatfield is the coauthor of six books including HRM: Strategies for Managing a Diverse and Global Workforce and Human Resource Management in South Africa. He has also published at least 14 peer-reviewed journal articles and 34 scholarly proceeding papers in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior and psychology, business education and training, and uses of technology in business and education. Dr. Hatfield is currently publishing in the area of developing workplace collegiality.


Ph.D. in Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Juris Doctor, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

Dr. Hatfield’s experience includes achievement and leadership in both the corporate and academic worlds. He was the Manager of Industrial Relations/Personnel for a Fortune 500 company and has broad experience as a management consulting in areas such as strategic planning, change management, leadership, collegiality, communication, employee relations. He has served on both public and private boards. Dr. Hatfield’s leadership in universities has included both serving as a Chair of the Department of Management, Marketing, and Real Estate (Morehead State University) and MBA Executive Coordinator (WKU). Dr. Hatfield has administrative and/or teaching experience in 7 foreign nations and has led in innovative projects and programs to advance the local community and university. He has won many awards including teaching awards at two universities, a national award in Business Education, and the GFCB “Award for Initiative, Innovation, & Leadership” in 2011.

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