Robert Hartl M.A.
What is your field of expertise, and what makes you interested in this field?
My primary field of expertise is Organization Development (also called Planned Change). Most organizations have experienced rapid change in recent years. Organization Development can help them negotiate that process.
Can you briefly introduce the academic program (or department) you are in to our prospective students?
I chair the Department of Management and teach in our graduate programs (MAM & MBA). Those programs prepare students to become leaders who are able to manage change processes, understand global issues, and demonstrate ethical management practices.
What distinguishes St. Scholastica/your program from other colleges and universities?
Our graduate programs are distinguished from others by our emphasis on organization development, global awareness, ethics, and corporate social responsibility.
What do you like best about St. Scholastica?
I like its strong liberal arts tradition. Many business colleges do a good job of preparing students in the technology of business management. However, there are only a few that recognize the importance of a liberal education as the foundation for sound management decision-making. I am proud to say that we are one of those schools.
What's your most interesting teaching or research experience at St. Scholastica?
Bringing graduate students to the Cape Cod Institute each summer to study with Edgar Schein, arguably the top organization development teacher and practitioner in the world.
What's your advice for prospective students?
Before you consider other business or management programs, take a serious look at ours first. We would love to have you join us!