Leadership Studies

Robert Yawson Ph.D., MPhil, MS

Part Time Faculty

Office Location


Faculty Office Hours Summer 2019

Thursdays 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM via Skype/Zoom/Phone


612 860 0541

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., MPhil, MS, BS (Hons)


Robert M. Yawson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Management and the Graduate Programs Assessment Coordinator at the School of Business, Quinnipiac University, CT. He is also the Faculty Director of the ePortfolio Across the Curriculum Initiative of the University. Robert is a part time faculty at the Leadership and Organizational Studies Department of the University of Southern Maine, where he teaches a summer course. Robert has a BS in Chemistry and MPhil in Biochemistry, University of Ghana; Post Graduate Certificate in Food Management, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; MS in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; and PhD in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, University of Minnesota. Robert is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences and several other professional bodies. Robert is Co-Editor of the Organization Management Journal, Associate Editor of the Human Resource Development Quarterly, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Business and Systems Research, and Editorial Board Member of the Advances in Developing Human Resources. He has served as the Track Chair Editor of the Organization Development and Change Track of the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference in the Americas, the Associate Proceedings Editor of the 2016 Conference, the Proceedings Editor of the 2017 Conference, and the Program Chair of the 2018 Conference. Robert was the Track Chair Editor of the Business Strategy Track of the 54th Annual Eastern Academy of Management 2017 Conference and the Track Chair Editor for the Leadership Track of the 56th Annual Conference in 2019. He has served on the Wayne R. Pace Book of the Year Committee of the AHRD since 2014. Robert is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Human Resource Development; member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Academy of Management; and member of the Executive Committee of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management as the Chair of the 2019 Best Book Award Committee. Robert also serves as an Associate Editor for the Social Issues in Management Division of the Annual Academy of Management Conferences. In 2015, Robert served as Grant Applications Reviewer for the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space. His current research is on using the "wicked problem construct" for leading organizational development and change, and using a systems approach to human resource development for emerging technologies.