Associate Professor of Management
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. Robert serves on the Faculty Senate. He is the Chair of the University Education Committee; a member of the Research Policies Committee, University Learning Assessment Council, and the Board of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students.
Prior to joining QU, he worked as Quality Control Officer of S. C. Johnson Wax (Ghana) Ltd.; General Manager of Animens Industries Limited, Ghana; Scientific Secretary and later as Head of Administration (HR) of the Food Research Institute (FRI), Ghana; a Research Analyst for the BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota (BBAM); Instructor at the University of MN; and a Senior Research Fellow with the International Consulting firm, pfc Social Impact Advisors. Robert has consulted for the World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and has worked on several multilateral and bilateral projects in Africa. As a Research Analyst for the BBAM, Robert worked with a team of Consultants from Deloitte, LLC on the Destination 2025 project: a state-wide 20-year visioning initiative and roadmap to help give clarity to the nature and timing of investments that are needed for MN to sustain a long-term competitive position in the biosciences industry.
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. Robert is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Human Resource Development; and a member of the Board of Governors of the Eastern Academy of Management. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the AoM as the Chair of the 2019 Best Book Award Committee. He has also served on the Wayne R. Pace Book of the Year Committee of the AHRD since 2014. In 2015, Robert served as Grant Applications Reviewer for the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space.
Robert has over 80 publications including peer review papers in several leading academic journals. His current research is on using the "wicked problem construct" for leading OD & Change, and using systems approach to human resource development for emerging technologies.