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Gary Coombs

Bronze Level Contributor  Member of VSB  Peer Reviewer
Associate Professor
Ohio University, College of Business
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Feb 29, 2012
Member Since: Oct 24, 2003

Contributions

Affiliations

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

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Contact Information

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Skills & 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.