Faculty and Staff

Dr. Robert Harris

Name: Dr. Robert Harris
Title: Assistant Professor - Organizational Leadership

Office Location: SB-118-N
E-Mail: rharris7@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5430

Education & Certifications:

  • Ph.D., Benedictine University
  • M.S., Roosevelt University
  • B.A., Ohio State University
  • M.O.T University of Illinois (certification)
  • PMP, Project Management Institute (certification)


Robert has over 25 years’ experience managing people, processes, and new business development solutions. Among others, he worked for IBM, H/P, DDB Advertising, Ebony Magazine and, AT&T. Robert served as Adjunct Faculty for community colleges and universities across the country teaching: organization leadership, strategic management, ethics, marketing, organization behavior, project management, and others. His research focuses on Organization Leadership, Capacity Building, International Partnerships, and Entrepreneurship.

Robert contributed to the Business and Management literature with his book, book chapters, scholarly articles as well as academic conference presentations. He is scheduled to present Higher Education Institution and Partnership research findings at The Africa Academy of Management, (Lagos, Nigeria 2020). His 2016 publication Coaching Urban Gymnastics in Chicago's Extreme Conditions was published by Chapman University, Journal of Business and Management. In 2014, Bethel New Life Community Development Corporation (CDC) published Chicago Westside Economic Development white paper co-authored by Robert. In 2013, his co-authored book, Extraordinary Leadership, was published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Moreover, his presentation experience includes, The Academy of Management’s international conferences (Lyon, France, 2012; Johannesburg, South Africa, 2013).

Courses Taught:
Both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Development
  • Human Resource Management
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