Title: Assistant Professor (Practice)
Department: Human Resources Management
Office: Alter Hall 343
Dr. Tony Petrucci has spent over 25 years in the business world as a general manager, HR Vice President, and successful entrepreneur. He was a Captain in the US Army and worked for the PepsiCo and Aramark corporations which are both Fortune 500 and Fortune Most Admired companies. As a Vice President of Human Resources for the Aramark Corporation he was responsible for International HR and also was the HR Executive for a 14,000 person organization and was a member of the Executive Leadership Council for the company. In 2005 he started his own executive search and leadership consulting firm, Career Movement, which he built into a national firm and sold in 2010. He is now an owner and the President of Gravitas. Gravitas is a national retained executive search, board of director search, and leadership consulting firm.
Dr. Petrucci teaches Professional, Global, and Online MBA students as well as MS of HR students and undergraduate students. He specializes in teaching leadership, negotiations, and strategic HR courses. He is the Director for the Master’s of Science degree in Human Resources which offers programs in the US and Singapore. In addition, he is on the Graduate Programs Executive Committee and the Masters Program Committee. He has been awarded the Temple Crystal Teaching Award, the Fox School of Business Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award, and has twice been awarded the Fox Blue Mouse Award for innovation in teaching. His research interests include team effectiveness, knowledge sharing, board of director impact, incivility, and the impact of leadership behaviors and processes on desired organizational outcomes.
He has written two books titled Move Up and Make Your Move which are focused on leadership and career development. He has been quoted, published or featured in publications such as US News and World Report, HR Executive Magazine, Fox News, Workforce.com, CBS Marketwatch, Yahoo Finance, Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership, Chief Learning Officer, HR.com, Nations Restaurant News, Career Development International, Journal of Workplace & Behavioral Health, Veritude, Vending Times, CBS KYW News, Yahoo News!, Business News Daily, British Psychological Society, OCS and Vending Magazine and the Automatic Merchandiser.
Dr. Petrucci earned a BS Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton, and a MBA from the University of Louisville, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.
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