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Mr. Robert G. Eliason
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Faculty Member Bob EliasonLecturer of Management and Interim Director of the Interpersonal Effectiveness Institute 

Year Started at JMU: 1999


Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Education in Counseling and Career Development at Johns Hopkins University

Master of Science in Human Resource Management at Wilmington College

Bachelor of Art in Human Relations at High Point University

Academic Interests:

Career Development
Training and Development
Nonprofit Management

Professional background:

Trustee – Big Fairlee Farm
Executive Director - The Family Service - home health, counseling, and

West Virginia Family magazine
Private Practice - Career Counselor

Director – Easter Seal Society of Del-Mar

District Executive - BSA

Service work:

Management education for Senior Managers of agencies that remove land mines and unexploded ordinance

Advisor of the Vietnamese Student Association

Advisor – Madison Consulting

National Certified Career Counselor

Personal Interests:

Hiking – Competed 10,000 miles of trails including the AT and PCT

Plant preservation including the American Chestnut and Wollemi Pine

Kayaking, Rafting, and Snowboarding

Current Courses Taught: 

MGT 305 -  Management and Organizational Behavior
MGT 365 - Human Resource Management

MGT 390 - Organizational Behavior

MGT 464 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
COB 202 - Interpersonal Skills

COB 300A - Integrated Business - Management

COB 300 – Faculty Member in Residence and Management Instructor, University of Antwerp, Antwerp Belgium

Senior Manager’s Course (United Nations Program); Harrisonburg, USA and Amman, Jordan

Regional Senior Manager’s Course (US Department of State) – Dushanbe, Tajikistan

AACSB Training – International Training Group – Erbil, Iraq

Key Publications:

Eliason, R, Pargas, F., and Yankee, M., (2015) Case: The Lucky Dragon 幸运的龙 – Hong Kong, Journal of Business Case Studies

Leduc, L., Pattie, M., Pargas, F., and Eliason, R. (2014) Self-Monitoring as an Aggregate Construct: Relationships with Personality and Values; Personality and Individual Differences, Vol 58, pp  3-8.

C. Willetts, S. Marshall, P. Veglahn & R. Eliason. (2005) Investment in Training: Evaluating a training decision in Connexion, Ed: Lisa Schneck. Englewood, CO: Medical Group Management Association.

Positions Held:

COB 300 Faculty Team

Team Advisor – Katrina service trip

International Training Group – Trainer

Partner – Madison Investment Partners


Dr. Otto G. Brenner Memorial Award for teaching excellence