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Dr. Rob Handley

Dr. Handley received his Associate of Arts from Henry Ford College and his Bachelors of Science in History from Central Michigan University. He received a Masters in Instructional Leadership, Organizational Development and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Jacksonville University. Dr. Handley's expertise is in turnaround leadership, change management, and strategic planning. Dr. Handley is a Service-Disabled Veteran who helps fellow Veterans through the transition from active-duty to campus life as a civilian. Dr. Handley teaches various leadership and management classes at in the MBA, Phd in Organizational Leadership, and DBA programs.

Professional Interests
  • Turnaround Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Talent Retention/Attraction
  • Strategic Planning/Management
  • Adult Learning Principles
Education and Certifications
  • Doctorate of Business Administration
  • Masters of Science in Instructional Leadership, Organizational Development
  • Bachelors of Science in History
  • Associate of Arts
  • Inter-Disciplinary Foundations of Leadership: Psychology, Management [DBA, PhD in Organizational Leadership]
  • Creating Change and Innovation [DBA, PhD in Organizational Leadership]
  • Contemporary Approaches to Leadership [MBA, DBA, Phd in Organizational Leadership]
  • Strategic Management [MBA]
  • Management, Strategy, and Leadership [DBA, PhD in Organizational Leadership]
  • Capstone: Management in a New Age [MBA]
  • Organizational Behavior and Global Leadership [MBA]
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • California International Conference on Management and Leadership, San Diego, CA                                      May/2023 
    • Case Study with Delgado-Amada, G.. Training Case: Incredible Pizza Co.
    • Case Study with Cho, H.. Hot Desking: A Measure to Improve Space Efficiency
    • Session Chair
  • Global Conference on Advances in Management (GCAM), Jacksonville, FL                                                      March/2019
  • Paper (Working):  Strategic Crossroads:  Bell Construction and the Jacksonville, FL Residential Home Building Market.  A Case Study in Construction Management                                                                     .
  • Paper (Working):  Turnaround Leaders: An Exploratory Study on How Their Attributes Lead to a Firm’s Recovery.