Derek Rich

Faculty Assoc
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0604

Biography

Dr. Rich has taught at EAC since 2005 when he began teaching at FCI Safford. He has also been at ASU since 2012. He has traveled through all of Europe, Central America, South America, and Australia and New Zealand over the past few years. In addition, he is a professional mountain bike rider, road cyclist, and triathlete ranked in the USA Cycling top 200 in the state of Arizona. 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration.  School of Business and Technology Management, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, Arizona.  Major Field: Management / Human Resource Management.  Research interests: gender, diversity, turnover, values-based management.  Dissertation: Effect of Values-based Management in Performance Evaluations.  

Doctor of Philosophy in Management, ABD.  College of Business, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.  Major Field: Management.  Research interests: corporate governance, agency theory.    

Master of Science.  School of Business, State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, New York.  Major Field: Human Resource Management.  Master's Thesis: The Role of Business in the Oneida Community.  

Bachelor of Professional Studies.  School of Business, State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, New York.  Major Field: Business Administration.

Associate in Applied Science.  Business / Computers Division, Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer, New York.  Major Field: Travel and Tourism.  Graduation with High Honors and member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Research Interests

My research philosophy is two pronged: create new knowledge through research, and acquire the ability to bring the most up-to-date developments to the classrooms. I strongly believe that it is a unique responsibility of the university professors to create new knowledge that addresses the long term needs of society. This knowledge creation is essential also for the textbooks of the future. Therefore, faculty members should stay actively involved with research in emerging areas of either technology or education. I feel that training and support of undergraduate and graduate students in their fields of independent research is one of the most important outcomes of a faculty members research activities. A faculty members research focus should be agile, and she/he should be able to move into new and emerging areas as they develop.  

I believe in actively seeking research funds from local, State, and Federal sources and private foundations.  Although funding from most of the Federal sources are extremely competitive and hence difficult to obtain, applying for such funds helps researchers to be exposed to higher standards and to compare their work with the best in the field. This, I believe, results in a significant improvement in the quality of research, and also brings national visibility to the researchers and their institutions. My publication philosophy is quality and not quantity, i.e., to consider only the journals with rigorous review standards.   I also believe in the value of both empirical and theoretical forms of research inquiry and strongly encourage publications that focus in these areas.   

 

            Specifically, my research interests revolve around organizational behavior and human resource management.  The areas that most interest me involve organizational change, values based human resource management, diversity, ethics, retention, and gender.  Overall, I am quite interested in any area that involves people.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
OGL 357 Assessment in Organizations
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 357 Assessment in Organizations
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
OGL 345 Organizational Ethics
OGL 357 Assessment in Organizations
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary
OGL 357 Assessment in Organizations
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIS 301 Found of Interdisc Studies
BIS 357 Assessment in Organizations
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIS 301 Found of Interdisc Studies
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIS 301 Found of Interdisc Studies
BIS 357 Assessment in Organizations
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIS 301 Found of Interdisc Studies
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
OGL 220 Behavioral Dynamics in Org
BIS 357 Assessment in Organizations

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