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Rob Hamilton has extensive academic research, consulting and teaching expertise in both domestic and international arenas. His academic training includes a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, his MBA degree from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Dr. Hamilton has been a faculty member in the Strategic Management Department at Temple University since 1981 and has won seven awards for outstanding teaching. His teaching honors include a Musser Leadership Award for Teaching Excellence, Asher Award for Outstanding Faculty, an MBA Student Association award for Excellence in Instructional Innovation, Executive MBA Faculty of the Year award-twice, a Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award and the Great Teacher Award, Temple University’s highest teaching honor.
Rob’s academic research has focused on strategic management, industry competitive interaction, and the control of multinational enterprises. He has served on 28 Ph.D. dissertation committees and has chaired, or is currently chairing, a total of 14 of those committees. He has published more than 30 articles in journals such as Management International Review, Long Range Planning, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, R and D Management and Journal of International Management. In addition, he has made more than 30 presentations at various conferences. He is a recipient of the Dean’s Research Honor Roll and has twice been selected as an Outstanding Reviewer by the Academy of Management. He has served as a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of International Management for the last decade.
Dr. Hamilton’s service is extensive within the University as well as outside. He has formerly served as Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, President of the School of Business, Collegial Assembly and Chair of the Strategic Management Department. He served as Chair of Temple University’s Great Teacher Award Committee for half a decade. He is currently the faculty Co Chair of the FSBM Planning Oversight Committee and facilitates School retreats. He has served as a member of the Vestry and Rector’s Warden at St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh. He is a current member of the Advisory Board of the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Children’s Village for abused children and serves on the Board of Directors of the Temple University Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry. He is also a member of the Temple University Alumni Association Board of Directors.