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Gary Coombs

  Bronze Level Contributor  Member of VSB  Peer Reviewer
Associate Professor
Ohio University, College of Business
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Primary Discipline: Business / Management / Org Behavior and Development
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Feb 29, 2012
Member Since: Oct 24, 2003

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Affiliations

Ohio University,Athens (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, OH, United States) - Primary Affiliation
Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (Non-Profit, Private, CA, United States)

Contact Information

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Skills and Interests

Education History

BS Engineering (Product Design) (06/1979)
Stanford University
MBA Management (06/1981)
University of Denver
PhD Business (06/1994)
University of Colorado

Positions

Associate Professor (09/1997 - Current) Ohio University, College of Business
Assistant Professor (09/1991 - 06/1997) Ohio University, College of Business
Graduate Part-time Instructor (09/1987 - 06/1991) University of Colorado
Academic Programs Officer (04/1982 - 08/1987) The Economics Institute

Publications

Sherman, H., Core, D., & Coombs, G.. ((2006)). Using a Non-Profit Business Partner to Develop Business Management Skills for MBA Education” in Research in Management Education and Development, Vol. 5: New Visions of Graduate Management Education.. Information Age Publishing..
Coombs, G. & Elden, M.. ((2004)). Problem-based learning as social inquiry – PBL and management education.. in Journal of Management Education (28, 5, 523-535).
Coombs, G. & E. Yost. ((2004)). International Consulting Projects: Collaborating Across Borders in Research in Management Education and Development, Vol. 3: The Cutting Edge of International Management Education. Information Age Publishing.
Coombs, G.. ((2004)). Comments on ‘Prompting the Transformation of Public Organizations’: The Danger of Assumptions and Anecdotes. in Public Performance and Management Review (27, 4, 41-43).
Li, D., H. Lou, J. Day, & G. Coombs. ((2004)). The effect of affiliation motivation on the intention to use groupware in an MBA program. in Journal of Computer Information Systems (64, 3,1-8).
Yost, E. & G. Coombs. ((2003)). Lessons Learned From a PBL Experience: US EMBAs in Macedonia. in Journal of the Academy of Business Education (Vol. 4).
Perrotti, V., Gunn, P., Day, J., & Coombs, G.. ((1998)). Business 2020: Ohio University’s Integrated Business Core in Educational Innovation in Economics and Business III: Innovative Practices in Business Education. Kluwer Academic Press.
Coombs, G. & Sarason, Y.. ((1998)). Culture circles: A cultural self-awareness exercise. in Journal of Management Education (22, 2, 218-226).
Coombs, G.. ((1996)). Keys to creative business teaching via distance education. in Mid-American Journal of Business (11, 2, 68-72.).
Coombs, G.. ((1992)). Organizational demography: Implications for the practice of organizational development in Research in the Sociology of Organizations, V.10. JAI Press.
Coombs, G. & Rosse, J.. ((1992)). Recruiting and hiring the high technology professional: Trends and future directions in Human Resource Strategy in High Technology, V.1. JAI Press.
Coombs, G. & Gomez-Mejia, L.R.. ((1991)). Cross-functional compensation strategies in high technology firms.. in Compensation and Benefits Review, (23, 5, 40-48).

Associations

MERLOT
Business Review Board Member 03/2005 - Current
Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
List Administrator OBTS-L 06/1995 - Current
Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
Board Member 06/1995 - 06/1998

Honors and Awards

Service Award (05/2005)
College of Business, Ohio University
Service Award (06/2004)
Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
Society of Alumni and Friends Award for Outstanding Contributions in Service (06/1999)
Excellence Award for Innovation/Creativity in the Classroom (06/1995)
College of Business, Ohio University
Teaching Recognition Award (06/1995)
Office of the Provost, Ohio University

Teaching Experience

Introduction to Management (Spring 2008)
Ohio University College of Business - Management
Introduction to Management concepts taught in an integrated, problem-based environment, team taught with faculty in Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Professional Communications (taught over 20 times in the past 15 years).
Management of Creativity and Innovation (Winter 2008)
Ohio University College of Business - Management of Creativity and Innovation
Individual creativity, group issues in creativity, organizational issues in encouraging creativity and innovation, innovation as a competitive strategy. (taught multiple times in the past 5 years)
Organizational Behavior (Fall 2000)
Ohio University College of Business - OB
Concepts in organizational behavior. (taught multiple time in past 17 years)
Managerial Competencies (Winter 2008)
Ohio University College of Business - Competencies for managers
Competency development for Executive MBAs and Professional MBAs.

Presentations

Distance education, or how to be successfully microwaved without getting burned., 06/22/2008
Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Using a virtual world to explore management concepts., 06/11/2008
OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, June 11-14, 2008.
Stories from a Slippery Slope: Building a Campus MERLOT community at Ohio University (Presentation about MERLOT), 08/04/2004
Kovalchick, A., Sandell, K., Coombs, G., Wajte, J., Shafie, D., Young, V., Castagno, P., & Bryant, D. , MERLOT International Conference, Costa Mesa, California, August 4-6, 2004.
Lessons learned from a PBL experience: US EMBAs in Macedonia, 09/01/2003
Yost, E. & Coombs, G. Association for Business Education Conference, San Francisco.
Teaching Organizational Metaphors as a General Education Course: The Role of, 06/06/2003
Coombs, G. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Western New England College, June 2003.
A review: Problem-based learning and the action learning process., 08/12/2000
Academy of Management, Toronto, August 2000.
Making learning real: The Ohio model --Workshop on integrated, problem-based learning, 08/12/2000
Coombs, G., McCarthy, A., Milter, R., Perotti, V., & Sherman, H. Academy of Management, Toronto, August 2000.
Problem-based learning: Varieties of experience in business schools, 08/12/2000
Coombs, G., Elden, M., Purser, R., Stebbins, M., & Whalen-Berry, K. Academy of Management, Toronto, August, 2000.
Problem-based learning: A hands-on workshop., 06/12/2000
Coombs, G., Elden, M., & Purser, R. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Carrolton, Georgia, June, 2000.
Active Learning in the Distance Learning Classroom., 11/12/1999
Ohio Learning Network Statewide Conference, Ohio State University, November 1999.
Creating International Partnerships “Across the Border”, 06/12/1999
Coombs, G., Liu, L., Lucero, M., Roebuck, D., Selden, G., & Watson, M. , Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, June 1999.
The Joint Student Study Project: International Consulting Assignments in Cross University Teams, 06/12/1999
Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, June 1999
Determining Outcomes for Management and Organizational Behavior Courses., 06/12/1998
Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, University of LaVerne, June 1998.
Problem Based Learning., 11/12/1996
Day, W. & Coombs, G. Leadership Development in the Social Sciences Conference, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio.
Business 2020: Ohio University’s integrated, problem-based business core., 09/12/1996
Perotti, V., Gunn, P., Day, J., & Coombs, G. (1996) Educational Innovation in Economics and Business (EDINEB) conference, Orlando, Florida.
Teaching OB in a problem-based, integrative classroom., 06/12/1996
Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Keene State University, Keene, New Hampshire, June,1996.
It’s all in the game: Bringing service-learning into the OB classroom., 03/12/1996
Midwestern Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Bloopers and blunders: Learning from our classroom mistakes., 06/24/1995
Coombs, G., Dowd, J., Egri, C., McCarthy, A., & Lewis, J. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
The creativity game., 06/24/1995
Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
An experiment in external peer review of teaching, 06/24/1995
Coombs, G., Graham, C., Sleeth, R., & Steinhaus, C. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
Experiential teaching by distance education., 04/28/1995
Presented at the Enhancing the Teaching of Management Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.
Using a classic to teach management history., 06/12/1993
Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Point/Counterpoint: A flexible format student group presentation approach, 06/24/1992
Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Integrating an international business trip into the MBA curriculum: Faculty and student learning from experiences in Hungary and Thailand., 06/24/1992
Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Developing and appreciating cultural pride., 06/26/1991
Sarason, Y. & Coombs, G. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.
Organizational demography: Implications for the organizational development practitioner., 08/12/1990
Academy of Management, San Francisco, CA.
Integrating job search skills into the management curriculum., 06/12/1990
Coombs, G. & Welbourne, T. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, University of Richmond, Virginia.
Employment practices in the high technology industry., 05/12/1990
Rosse, J. & Coombs, G. International Conference on Managing the High Technology Firm, January, Boulder, Colorado.