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Robert F. (Bob) Amason, Jr., PhD

Robert F. “Bob” Amason, Jr., is a management professional with 40 years in organizational leadership and consulting at all levels. He has an extensive background in a variety of disciplines: program and project management, human resource requirements determination, industrial engineering, operations management, organization development, total quality management, strategic planning, facilitation, benchmarking, performance assessment, education and training, systems management and whole-system optimization. He has directed organizations charged with managing resources in excess of $320 million, developed academic organizations from the ground up, led major organizational change, and successfully developed client relationships leading to repeat business. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (1974) and a Master of Science in Industrial Management (1975), both from Georgia Tech. He earned his PhD in Higher Education Administration at the University of Florida, where he was a Graduate Alumni Fellow. Bob’s professional credentials include certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP). In addition to working as a consultant, Bob serves as a university professor at the University of Phoenix and for Old Dominion University. He teaches management principles, operations management, project management and a variety of adult education and training courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Bob is also a retired U. S. Air Force lieutenant colonel who served the Nation with distinction for over 21 years. He has over 2500 flying hours (2000+ hours in B-52G and H aircraft) as both crew member and instructor. During his military career he directed flying training, conducted human resource requirements studies, managed acquisition projects and oversaw process improvement efforts for large, high-value operations. His military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Combat Readiness Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
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American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies