Robert Albright, Ph.D.
PhD, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Business, 1994.
Major: Human Resources Management and Organizational Studies
Dissertation Title: Strategic Labor Relations within the Domestic Steel Industry
MBA, University of Pittsburgh, 1986.
BS, U. S. Coast Guard Academy, 1981.
Major: Management with Honors
I serve as a Professor of Management at the University of New Haven where I teach Leadership and Business Strategy to Executive MBA participants. I received my Ph.D. in Human Resources and Organizational Studies from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Business. I have been the recipient of Sloan Foundation Grants, and received fellowships at Yale University and the Department of Defense. The American Council of Education (ACE) named me a "Fellow" in the 1999 – 2000 school year. I am also a founding partner of AIM Consulting Associates where I currently work as Strategy and Leadership Development Consultant for a diverse array of public and private sector organizations including Novartis, AstraZeneca, Swarovski, the U. S. Department of Transportation, and the Department of Homeland Security.
During a 20 year Coast Guard career, I have served as the Associate Dean of Academics at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, as well as Chair of the Academy's Leadership and Management Department. My areas of expertise include, Strategic Business Planning, Leadership Development and Conflict Resolution. I have published in a wide array of scholarly journals on such topics as business strategy, leadership, conflict resolution, and organizational change. The American Management Association Press (AMACOM) published my recent book "A Complete Guide to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace".
Before entering the consulting field, as a graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, I served as the skipper of an award winning Coast Guard patrol boat engaged in narcotics interdiction in south Florida.
Published Intellectual Contributions
Albright, R. (2002). Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (with M. Masters). American Management Association Press (AMACOM).
Albright, R., Goulet, L., Marceille, A. (2011). Building a Community of Mentors. The International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching.
Albright, R., Masters, M., Gibney, R. (2010). The State of Public Sector Unionism: Challenges and Opportunities. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 22(3).
Albright, R., Masters, M., Gibney, R. (2010). Executive Order 13522: Practical Implications for Federal Managers and Union Representatives. The Public Manager Journal.
Albright, R., Eppilion, D., Masters, M. (2006). What did Partnerships Do? Evidence from the Federal Sector. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 59(3).
Albright, R., Masters, M. (2005). How Internal Stakeholders View Labor-Management Partnerships. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 4, 333-383.
Albright, R., Lenderking, J. (2005). Managing Organizational Culture.
Albright, R., Lenderking, J. (2005). Human Capital Reform at the FAA. 9, 31 - 33.
Albright, R. (2004). The Department of Transportation's Partnership Experience: Implications for the Future. Journal of Labor Research, 25 (1), 43-54.
Albright, R. (2003). The U.S. Department of Transportation Partnership Experience. Journal of Labor Research, XXIV.
Albright, R., Masters, M. (1999). The Federal-Sector Labor Relations Climate Under Executive Order 12871. Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, 27(1).
Albright, R., Hass, T. (1995). Strategic Planning: An Outcomes-Based Management Approach. 14(10).
Albright, R. (1988). How Do Federal Managers and Union Representatives View Partnerships? 28(4).
Albright, R., Irr, F., Lorenzo, G. (2007). The Organizational Performance Consultant Field Guide. U.S. Department of Homeland Security/D. S. Coast Guard.
Albright, R., Mcintyre, R., Dansby, M., Pace, A. (1996). Small Unit Equal Opportunity Climate Assessment: An Instrument Validation Study (pp. 96-4). DEOMI Research Series.
Albright, R., Mcintyre, R. (1995). Measuring Equal Opportunity Climate in Small Units: Development of Scales to Evaluate the Acceptance of Diversity (pp. 95-10). DEOMI Research Series.
Albright, R., Irr, F. (2006). Resolving Conflict Associated With Re-development: The New London City Council- The New London Development Corporation Conflict Regarding the Fmt Trumbull Project. Association for Conflict Resolution Newsletter.
Albright, R., "Negotiating Quality: An Experiential Exercise," Eastern Academy of Management. (2013).
Albright, R., General Dynamics Business Leader Group, "Contemporary Strategy," Warwick, RI. (2012).
Albright, R., Institute for Supply Management, "Organizational Change and You!," Greater Rhode Island. (2012).
Albright, R., LFA Fall Success Forum, "Using Emotional Intelligence to Gain Competitive Advantage," Los Angeles, CA. (2012).
Albright, R., Lincoln Financial Partners, "Leadership in Challenging Times," New York, New Jersey. (2012).
Albright, R., St. Mary's Hospital System Annual Conference, "Injecting Innovative Thinking Into Your Strategic Planning," Waterbury, CT. (2012).
Albright, R., Symmetry National Summit, "Exceptional Customer Service Management: Lessons From Walt Disney," Boston MA. (2012).
Albright, R., The Association of Operations Management, "Change Resiliency," Providence, RI. (2012).
Albright, R. (Moderator), Reviving Strategic Partnerships Conference, National Labor College. (October 2009).
Albright, R., Kerr, J., Leadership Excellence, Finding and Cultivating "Finishers": A Missing Ingredient to Sustainable Growth. (June 2009).
Albright, R., McDermott, J., Eastern Academy of Management Conference, "The Facility Relocation Exercise: Building Robust Decision Support- Using the "Balanced Scorecard Rubric as a Means to Guide Business Decision-Making." (March 2009).
Albright, R., Department of Transportation: Human Resources Council, "Suboptimization and Organizational Effectiveness," Hershey, Pennsylvania. (October 11, 2002).
Albright, R., Department of Transportation Labor Relations Committee, "Partnership Effectiveness in Government," Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2002).
Albright, R., Rainey, D., "The Role of Culture in Radical Change," Oxford's Sixth International Conference. (August 2002).
Albright, R., Lenderking, J., 2001 SOELR National Conference, "Strategic Planning for the National Partnership Council- The Process and Product," Chicago, Illinois. (2001).
Albright, R., Department of Transportation National Partnership Council, "Strategic Partnership Assessment Report," Philadelphia, PA. (September 2001).
Albright, R., International Personnel Management Association Conference, Human Resources on the Horizon, "Innovations in Public Sector Labor Management Partnership: Lessons Learned and Prospects for Change," Bethesda, Maryland. (February 2001).
Albright, R., Department of Transportation Senior Leadership Conference, "Leading Beyond the Zone." (2000).
Professor of Practice, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (2001 - 2012). Professor of Practice: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Teaching:
1)Creating and Managing an Enterprise I and II 2) Organizational Behavior 3) Leadership and Organizational Development 4) Various Strategy Courses: Executive MBA, MBA, International Scholars Program
Chair of the Department of Leadership and Management, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. (1997 - 2000).
Responsible for the functioning of strategically important academic department (12 faculty members). Championed the Department's AACSB accreditation effort. Member of the Institution's Academic Council and the Dean's Cabinet. Taught Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, Leadership and Organizational Development and Public Management Consulting.
American Council of Educator's (ACE) Fellow 1999-2000. Mentored within the Fellowship Program to the President of the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Robert Carothers.
Associate Dean, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, (1999) Primarily responsible for the Academic Division's Strategic Planning as well as the Staffing functions of the Academic Division. Heavily involved with a wide variety of Academic Division Initiatives including NEASC Accreditation, AACSB Accreditation, Faculty Management Planning, USCGA Strategic Planning, Post Graduate School billets and selections, summer inter-sessional hiring, etc.
Assistant Dean, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, (1997-1998). Responsible for the Academic Division's financial resources. Budgeting, resource acquisition and budget execution. Responsible for appropriated funds as well as Alumni and Foundation accounts.
Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Yale University. Spring Semester 1998.
Associate Dean, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. (1999).
Primarily responsible for the Academic Division's Strategic Planning as well as the Staffing functions of the Academic Division. Heavily involved with a wide variety of Academic Division Initiatives including NEASC Accreditation, AACSB Accreditation, Faculty Management Planning, USCGA Strategic Planning, Post Graduate School billets and selections, summer inter-sessional hiring, etc.
Assistant Dean, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. (1997 - 1998).
Responsible for the Academic Division's financial resources. Budgeting, resource acquisition and budget execution. Responsible for appropriated funds as well as Alumni and Foundation accounts.
Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Yale University. (April 1998).
Department of Defense Summer Faculty Researcher, DOD Equal Opportunity Management Institute. (1997).
Research involved the creation of diversity climate assessment instruments.
Visiting Lecturer, University of Bratislava. (1997).
Executive Masters of Business Administration Program. Taught a variety of management topics to Slovakian Executive MBA's via a grant from the Center for International Economic Development and USAID.
Visiting Lecturer, University of Lodz. (1997).
Conducted workshops for University professors on the experiential teaching methods used in the Strategy and Human Resources disciplines.
Research Associate, Western Pennsylvania. (1993).
State of Pennsylvania grant for a study regarding the impact which international competition has had on Western Pennsylvania manufacturing competitiveness
Instructor/ Doctoral Student, University of Pittsburgh- Katz Graduate School of Business. (1991 - 1993).
Organizational Behavior; Human Resources Management
Visiting Professor, Connecticut College. (1990).
Visiting Professor, Financial Management, Connecticut College DATE
Instructor, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. (1986 - 1990).
Department of Economics and Management U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Courses taught: Strategy, Personnel Mgmt, Mgmt Policy, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Financial Mgmt, Accounting, Economics. Instructor/Developer Academy Leadership Program
Commanding Officer, USCGC CAPE SHOALWATER. (1983 - 1984).
Responsible for all operations and readiness-crew of 15. Primary missions: Drug Interdiction, Search and Rescue.
Deck Department Head, USCGC COURAGEOUS. (1981 - 1982).
Supervised 25 men, collateral duties included Law Enforcement Boarding Officer, Deck Watch Officer, NAFA Officer, Classified Materials Officer and Flight Deck Officer.
AIM Consulting Associates, LLC. Founding partner Consulting firm specializing in Business Strategy, Leadership Development and Organizational Change. Clients include: Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Swarovski, General Dynamics, Gateway Healthcare, Davol, United States Department of Homeland Security. (2007).
Area Coordinator, AACSB Accreditation Visit at Rensselaer, Hartford, Connecticut. (2011 - 2012).
Member, Admissions Committee at Rensselaer, Hartford, Connecticut. (2011 - 2012).
Course development- ISO NE Leadership. (2011 - 2012).
Curriculum Prospective student recruitment presentations
Member, Dissertation Committee Member for University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. (2011 - 2012).
Reviewer, Journal Article, Eastern Academy of Management. (2011 - 2012).
Executive Development Program ISO New England. (2011 - 2012).
Committee Member, Executive MBA Committee. (2011 - 2012).
Faculty Senator at Rensselaer, Hartford, Connecticut. (2011 - 2012).
Student Advising. (2011 - 2012).
Course selection advice/Plan of Study construction
School Board Committee Member, East Lyme Public Schools, Connecticut. (2000).
President, Board Member, Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeastern Connecticut.; Boating, Racquetball & Skiing