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Gary Coombs

Bronze Level Contributor  Member of VSB
Professor & Chair, Management
Ohio University, College of Business
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Jun 12, 2015
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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Virtual Speakers Bureau

Member of VSB Since: Sep 17, 2004
Best Way to Contact: email  Please log in to view contact information
Fees Involved: Negotiable
Technical Formats: Conference Calls, Discussion Forums, Face-To-Face
Topics of Expertise: Problem-based learning, curriculum design with PBL. Organizational behavior. http://www.cob.ohiou.edu/directory/profile.asp?profile=coombs
Availability, special terms, etc.: Flexible within teaching commitments; Negotiable

Skills & Interests

Education History

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

Positions

  • Professor & Chair (08/2012 - Current) Ohio University
  • Associate Professor (09/1997 - 08/2012) 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

  • Gullekson, N., Tucker, M., Coombs, G., & Wright, S.. (2011). Examining intercultural growth for business students in short-term study abroad programs: Too good to be true? in Journal of Teaching in International Business (22, 2, 91-106).
  • Coombs, G.. (2010). Using SecondLife for Teaching Management of Creativity and Innovation in Research in Management Education Development, Vol. 9: Cutting-Edge Social Media Approaches to Business Education: Teaching with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, and Blogs. Information Age Publishing.
  • 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.. ((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).
  • Coombs, G. & Elden, M.. ((2004)). Problem-based learning as social inquiry PBL and management education. in Journal of Management Education (28, 5, 523-535).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Coombs, G. & Sarason, Y.. ((1998)). Culture circles: A cultural self-awareness exercise in Journal of Management Education (22, 2, 218-226).
  • 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.. ((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 - 06/2012
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
    List Administrator OBTS-L 06/1995 - 06/2012
  • OBTS: Teaching Society for Management Educators
    Executive Board 06/2008 - 06/2011
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
    Board Member 06/1995 - 06/1998

Honors and Awards

  • David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award, OBTS: Teaching Society for Management Educators (06/2015)
    Acknowledges one person or a teaching team with consistently demonstrated achievement over a lifetime, focusing on teaching and learning excellence. These individuals have contributed substantially to the Society, and have impacted the field as a whole...
  • Fellow of the Society, OBTS: Teaching Society for Management Educators (06/2015)
    Individuals identified and honored by the Society who have been involved at multiple levels, in multiple ways, and over an extended period of time to further the Society's objectives. Criteria are long-term involvement, commitment and contribution...
  • Presidential Teaching Scholar Finalist (03/2015)
    ...selection is based on excellence in teaching and meritorious academic pursuits both inside and outside the classroom,..including: teaching practices and innovations, influences on curriculum, student mentoring, and scholarship with respect to teaching
  • University Professor (01/2014)
    “The University Professor program recognizes outstanding teaching at the university, and benefits faculty and students alike. Students bestow the honor of University Professor on four members yearly..." Ohio University
  • Service Award (05/2010)
    College of Business, Ohio University.
  • 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

  • Cross-Cultural Management & Leadership (Fall 2014)
    Ohio University - International Management
    Cross cultural management and leadership, development of global mindset and skills.
  • 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 7 years)
  • Managerial Competencies (Winter 2008)
    Ohio University College of Business - Competencies for managers
    Competency development for Executive MBAs and Professional MBAs.
  • Organizational Behavior (Fall 2000)
    Ohio University College of Business - OB
    Concepts in organizational behavior. (taught multiple time in past 17 years)

Presentations

  • Integrating Management with Other Disciplines: Creating Integrative Projects, 06/12/2014
    OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • “Designing” Innovative Management Education, 06/07/2013
    OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC.
  • Student consulting projects and consultation skills development, 06/18/2010
    OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Point/Counterpoint: A flexible format student group presentation approach, 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.