Vita of Robert Rodgers PhD

Robert C. Rodgers, Ph.D.
7722 Cooper Point Road
Olympia, Washington 98502




Michigan State University, Ph.D.
Labor Relations & Human Resource Management, 1981

Michigan State University, MLIR
Labor & Industrial Relations, 1978

Cornell University, MPA
Public Administration, 1974

Vanderbilt University, BA
Economics, 1968



2004-2010     Founder, Parkinsons Recovery,

1995-2003     Professor, Martin School of Public Policy, University of Kentucky

1987-1994      Associate Professor, Martin School, University of Kentucky

1986                  Assistant Secretary of State, State of Texas

1981-1985      Assistant Professor, Management Department, College of Business, University of Texas at Austin

1975-1976     Assistant County Administrator, Southampton County, Virginia

1969-1972      U.S. Naval Officer, Personnel Officer for the Roosevelt Roads Naval Base.


Robert Rodgers (2010). Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease.

Robert Rodgers (2009). Five Steps to Recovery.

Robert Rodgers (2008) . Pioneers of Recovery.

Jason Jensen &  Robert Rodgers (2001). The  Intellectual Gold Mine of  Case  Study Research. Public  Administration  Review,

Robert  Rodgers  &  Nanette   Rodgers  (2000).    Defining  the Boundaries  of Public  Administration:  Undisciplined  Mongrels versus  Disciplined  Purists. Public  Administration  Review. 60(5): 435-445.

Robert Rodgers & Nanette Rodgers  (1999).   The Sacred Spark of Academic Research. Journal of Public Administration Theory and  Practice,9: 473-492.

Julie Cencula Olberding and Robert Rodgers (1999). Buy from they neighbor: Local Affinity and its influence on consumer behavior and public policy. Journal of Public Affairs and Issues,  Volume II: 1-18.

Jason Jensen,  Julie  Olberding & Robert Rodgers  (1997).   The relationship between Leader-Member Exchange  (LMX)  quality and  subordinate performance:  A meta-analytic  review.   Best Paper Proceedings.   Academy of  Management, Organizational Behavior Division, 320-324.

Robert Rodgers and John E.  Hunter (1996).   The Methodological  War of the “Hardheads” versus  the “Softheads.”  The Journal of   Applied Behavioral Science, 32, 187-206.

Robert  Rodgers   &  Philip  Joyce   (1996).   The   effect  of   underforecasting on the accuracy of  revenue forecasts by state   governments, Public Administration Review, 56, 48-56.

Robert Rodgers  (1996).   Pay for  value.  To appear  in Edward Szewczak  & Mehdi  Khosrowpour  (Eds.), The  Human  Side  of Information Technology,  (pp. 44-61).  Idea Group Publishing.

John E. Hunter & Robert Rodgers (1995).   Flawed theories about study flaws.  R. W. Woodman & W. A. Pasmore (Eds.), Research in Organizational Change and Development, 8, 297-335.

Jack Stieber  & Robert  Rodgers (1994).   Discharge for  cause: History and development  in the United States. The Annals of the American  Academy of  Political and  Social Science, 536, 70-78.

Robert Rodgers & John E.  Hunter  (1994).  The discard of study evidence by literature reviewers, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 30, 329-345.

Robert Rodgers & John E.   Hunter (1993).   A component process theorem of  job satisfaction. International Journal  of Human Resource Management, 4, 425-442.

Robert Rodgers,   John E.   Hunter &  Deborah Rogers,   (1993). Influence of  top management  commitment on  management program success.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 151-155.

Robert Rodgers (1992).  Antidotes to  the idiot’s paradox.   In Urs  E.   Gattiker (ed.),   Technology-Mediated  Communication, Volume 3, Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 227-271.

Robert Rodgers & John E.  Hunter, (1992).  A foundation of good management practice  in government:  Management  by Objectives. Public Administration Review, 52 (1), 27-39.

Robert Rodgers & John E. Hunter, (1991).   Impact of management by  objectives  on   organizational  productivity  Monograph: Journal of Applied Psychology, 76 (2), 322-336.

Robert C. Rodgers & Cheryl Maranto.  (1989).   Causal models of academic productivity  in  psychology.  Journal  of  Applied Psychology 74(4), 636-649.

Lisa Rose Berlinger,   William H.  Glick &  Robert C.  Rodgers. (1988).   Job enrichment and performance improvement.   In John P.  Campbell  & Richard  J.  Campbell  (eds), Productivity  in Organizations (San Francisco; Jossey Bass) 219-254.

Robert C.  Rodgers.   (1986).   An interesting,  bad  theory of mediation. Public Administration  Review   46(1), 67-74; “Response  to Kolb,” Public Administration Review 46(6): 684-685.

Robert C. Rodgers, I.  B.  Helburn, & John E.  Hunter.  (1986). The  relationship of  seniority  to  job performance  following reinstatement.  Academy of Management Journal, 28(4), 101-114.

Jeffrey  D.   Straussman,   Stuart Bretschneider  &  Robert  C. Rodgers.  (1986). Public unions and penalties for striking across the states,  Review  of Public Personnel Administration, 6(3), 19-36.

I.B.  Helburn  & Robert  C.  Rodgers.   (1985).   Hesitancy  of arbitrators to  accept interest arbitration  cases:  A  test of conventional  wisdom.  Public  Administration  Review 45(3): 398-402.

W. W.  Cooper, Joanna Ho, John E.  Hunter & Robert C.  Rodgers. (1985).  The  impact of  the foreign  corrupt practices  act on internal control practices.   Journal  of Accounting,  Auditing and Finance 9(1), 22-39.

Robert C. Rodgers & Jack Stieber.  (1985).   Employee discharge in the twentieth century.  Monthly Labor Review 108(9), 35-41.

Robert C. Rodgers & I. B. Helburn.  (1985).   The arbitrariness of  arbitrators’  decisions.  Industrial  Relations  Research Association Proceedings, 234-241.

Chalmer E.  Labig, I.B.  Helburn & Robert C.  Rodgers.  (1985). Discipline history,   seniority,  and  reason for  discharge as  predictors of post reinstatement performance.  The Arbitration Journal 40(3), 44-52.

Cheryl  Maranto &  Robert  C.   Rodgers.  (1984).    Does  work experience  increase productivity?   A test  of the  on-the-job training  hypothesis. Journal of Human Resources 19(3), 341-357.

Robert C. Rodgers & Jeffrey Straussman.  (1984).   What factors contribute  to the  duration of  strikes  by public  employees? International Journal of Public Administration 6(2), 183-199.

I.B.  Helburn  & Robert C.   Rodgers.  (1984).   The  effect of personalized  appeals  on questionnaire  response.  Southwest American Institute for Decision Sciences, (1984) 124-126.

Robert C. Rodgers. (1983).   The public employer’s incentive to take a strike.  Academy of Management Proceedings, 342-346.

Robert C. Rodgers.  (1983).  Mediator effectiveness: Is time of involvement  important?  American Institute for Decision Sciences Proceedings, 831-834.

Robert C. Rodgers. (1983).   Public employee strike duration: A five state analysis. Midwest American Institute for Decision Sciences Proceedings, 128-130.

Robert  C.  Rodgers.   (1982).   The  effectiveness of  impasse resolution  mechanisms in  reducing  strikes  by public  sector employees.  American Institute for Decision Sciences Proceedings,  224-226.

Robert C. Rodgers, (1980).   A replication of the Burton-Krider model of public employee strike activity 1974-1975. Industrial Relations Research Association Proceedings, 241-251.

Jeffrey Straussman & Robert C. Rodgers, (1979).   Public sector unionism and tax  burdens:  Are they related?    Policy Studies Journal 8(3),   438-447;  Reprinted  in Charles  Bulmer &  John Carmichael (eds.)  Labor & Employment Policy (1980) 229-239.




1985 Texas  Excellence Teaching  Award for  the School  of

Business, University of Texas

1983 Texas  Business Administration  Foundation award  for

teaching excellence by an Assistant Professor


Organizational  Theory   and  Behavior,    Human  Resource

Management,   Program Evaluation,   Meta-analysis,   Labor

Relations, Statistics

Executive Development

Instructor  for  The  Process  of  Benchmarking  in  State

Government:  A Workshop for  all Reeingineeing Task Groups

in the state of Kentucky (1997).

Coordinator and instructor  for one week of  a twelve week

certificate  program  in financial  management  which  was

funded by the United States Information Agency and offered

to managers from five Central Asian Republics (1994).

Leadership  Development   Team  leader  for   the  Federal

Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia (1991).

Management  development  training for the University  of  Texas

Management Development Programs (1983-1987)

Faculty   for  the   Texas   state  government   Executive

Development Training Program (1985)

Facilitation Activities


Carnahan  Vision Conference  on the  Future of  Commercial

Trucking in the United States (January, 1998).

Texas   Job   Partnership  Training   Council’s   Planning  Committee (1985)



Jack Hunter and Robert Rodgers, The Control Group and Meta-Analysis. Presented at the Academy o0f Management in Chicago (1999).

Robert Rodgers, Jasen Jensen & Julia Patton (1999). Where Do Management Fads Come From? Presentation for the American Society of Public Administration (Orlando, Florida)

Jason Jensen &  Robert Rodgers (1997). The  Intellectual Gold Mine of Case Study Research. An interactive presentation for the  Public  Sector  Division at  the  Academy  of  Management, Boston.

Robert  Rodgers   (1996). The Effect of Affect on Job Satisfaction. Presented  at the  Organizational  Behavior Division  of the Academy of Management national  meeting  in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Robert  Rodgers (1995). Flawed Theories  About Study Flaws. Presented at the Organizational Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.

Robert Rodgers (1995).  Applications  of Interactive Video for Public Administrators. Presented at the American  Society of Public Administration meetings in San Antonio, Texas.

Robert Rodgers (1994). Data Envelopment Analysis Case Studies. Presented   at   the   Southeastern    Conference   on   Public Administration in Lexington, Kentucky.

Robert Rodgers (1994).  Pay for Value.  Presented at the 5th International   Conference   of   the   Information   Resources Management Association in San Antonio, Texas.

Robert Rodgers  (1993).  Meta-Analysis of Research  Studies in Management. A  12 hour workshop  delivered for  the Instituto Technologico  Y de  Estudios Superiores  de Monterrey,   Mexico City, Mexico.

Robert Rodgers & John E.  Hunter (1993).  The Causal Impact of Management by Objectives on  Productivity and Job Satisfaction. Presented  at the  National  Academy  of Management,  Atlanta, Georgia.

Robert Rodgers &  John E.  Hunter (1993).  Bias Study Biases. Presented  at  the  National Academy  of  Management  Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia.

Robert Rodgers (1991).  The Darth Vader of Management Research. Presented at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.

Robert Rodgers (1990).  The Use of Control Group Data in Meta-Analysis. Presented at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Robert Rodgers (1988).  The Idiot’s Paradox.   Presented at the National Academy of Management in San Diego, California.

Robert C.  Rodgers (1987).   Insights  from Air Traffic Control Accidents.    Presented   to  the  1987  Texas   Conference  on Organizations.

Robert  C.   Rodgers  (1986).   A  Causal  Model  of  Accidents Involving  Human  Error  in  the  Air  Traffic  Safety  System. Presented to the Academy of Management in Chicago.

Chet Miller, Laura Cardinal,  Deborah Rogers,  Lynda Kilbourne, Yau-De Wang,  William H.  Glick,   & Robert C.  Rodgers (1985). Developing Researchers in Organizational Management and Theory: Methods  for  Improving  Program Success. Presented  to  the Academy of Management in San Diego.

Robert C.   Rodgers (1983).   Organizational  Changes Resulting from Instituting a Productivity Program:   The Flint,  Michigan Solid  Waste  Division  Case. Presented  to  the  Academy  of Management in Dallas.


Director of Graduate Studies for the MHA Program (1999-2003)

Director of Graduate Studies for the Ph.D. program: 1995 – 1997

Internship Coordinator for the MPA Program: 1989 – 1994

Ph.D. Admissions Committee: 1991 – 2003

MPA Admissions Committee: 1991 – 2003

Computer  Applications  in   Management  Training  Committee:  1987-1988

Long Range Planning Committee: 1989-1990

Chair,  Policy  Analysis  Committee  for  the  MPA  program: 1989-1990

Faculty Recruiting Committees: (1989-1991)

University   Advisory   Committee  for   the   Transportation  Management

Fellowship Program (1998-2003)

Dean’s committee to  recommend a new Director  for the Martin  School, 1994

Outside  member of  the committee  to  review the  management

department, School of Business, 1994.


Principal   investigator   for  the   East   Central   European

Scholarship Program, 1996-1997 ($570,000).

Appointed  by  the  Pew Charitable  Trust  to  advise  Academia

Istropolitanain Bratislava, Slovakia (January – May, 1995).

Co-Principal Investigator on a NIOSH grant to plan, develop and

pilot test a  needs assessment methodology for  hazardous waste

training centers.  1992-1994 ($20,000).

Principal Investigator on  a NIOSH grant to  Develop a Training

Module  with  Performance  Measures   for  Teaching  the  Fatal

Accident  Circumstances  and Epidemiology  Field  Investigation

Methodology.  1991-1992 ($25,000).

Principal investigator  of a National Science  Foundation grant

to  conduct a  meta-analysis  assessing the  impact  of MBO  on

organizational productivity and job satisfaction 1983 ($2,000).

National  Association   of  Schools   of  Public   Affairs  and

Administration & National Association  of Counties dissertation

fellowship, 1980-1981 ($8,000).

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Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.