Steve Hallam, Ph.D.

Steve Hallam, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Department of Management
Office: CBA 338
Phone: (330) 972-8139
Email: hallam@uakron.edu


Education:

  • Certificate in Leadership Education from University of Georgia, 2007
  • Independent Study in Leadership Education, Case Western Reserve University, 2003
  • Leadership Education Program, Harvard University, 2000
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, Business Administration Major with comprehensive areas in Management Systems and in Computer Simulation, 1973.
  • M.S., Business Education, Illinois State University, 1967.
  • B.S., Business Education, Illinois State University, 1966.

Biography

Professional & Academic Experience:

Academic Experience

The University of Akron, College of Business Administration (2003 - Present)

  • Professor of Management, Department of Management
    • Currently teaching courses on Creative Thinking, Leadership, Business Policy, and Management Concepts and Principles and doing research, consulting, and writing on Leadership, Ethics, Vocational Maturity, and Strategic Planning.

The University of Akron, College of Business Administration (July 1995 - 2003)

  • Dean of the College of Business Administration, tenured full Professor of Management, and from March, 2002 to July 2003, Interim Director, Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
    • Was responsible for overall leadership of the College consisting of the departments of Finance, Marketing, Management, and the Daverio School of Accountancy, plus the Institutes for Global Business, Entrepreneurial Studies, and Professional Selling, and the Centers for Organizational Development, Family Business, and Career Services, with annual expense budgets totaling over $10 million, over 3,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 140. Increased enrollment and obtained AACSB reaccreditation. Fundraising for college totaled over $27 million. Member of several AACSB accreditation review committees, numerous university-wide and community-wide committees including the University Planning and Budgeting Committee, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Heart to Heart Communications, Summit Choral Society, and other church and community activities.

University of Michigan-Flint

  • Dean of the School of Management and tenured full Professor of Management (July 1992 - June 1995)
    • Was responsible for the overall leadership of the school plus administration of the various undergraduate and graduate programs in business including faculty recruiting and evaluation, budgeting, scheduling, curriculum, maintaining AACSB graduate and undergraduate accreditation, and professional staffing. Served as advisor and reviewer for several business colleges seeking AACSB accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation. Served on numerous community boards and agencies promoting economic development of the region.

Northern Illinois University

    • Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies in Business (July 1989 - June 1992)
        • Was responsible for the overall administration of the various masters and doctoral programs in business including scheduling, budgeting, curriculum, advertising, advisement, and evaluation. Had extensive interaction with business firms that recruit graduates. Solicited funds for and administered MBA Foundation account, Chair of College Curriculum Committee, College Research Committee, College Library Committee, College Computer Advisory Committee, and Graduate Admissions Committee. Involved in all major faculty and administrative searches. Involved in several AACSB self-study reports. Represented the college in a variety of settings including the university-wide Academic Planning Council, Computer Resource Committee, University Resources Advisory Committee, and, whenever the Dean was away, represented the College of Business in the Council of Deans (chaired by Provost) and the Administrative Cabinet (chaired by President). Administered various parts of the college general revenue budget plus several hundred thousand dollars in non-tax revenue per year. Tenured full professor in the Operations Management and Information Systems Department, teaching, researching, and writing in the areas of management and management information systems.
    • Assistant Dean of the College of Business and Associate Professor (June 1978 - May 1982)
      • Administered undergraduate policies; articulation with other colleges; orientation, advising, and counseling of undergraduate students; and admissions, probations, and dismissals for College of Business students. Acted as liaison between the College of Business and Career Planning and Placement Office, Community College Relations, Registration and Records, Orientation, and Admissions, served on the College Curriculum Committee, chaired the Undergraduate Committee, served as a member of the College Senate, advised the College Student Advisory Committee, and acted as a liaison interdepartmentally, intercollegiate, and with central administration.

    • Associate Professor (1976-1978)
      • (Promotion to Associate Professor and tenure were both approved early, before the customary six years). Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Simulation, Information Systems, and Data Processing.

  •  Assistant Professor (January 1974-1976)
    • teaching same courses as listed above plus heavy involvement in research and writing in management information systems.

University of Iowa

  • Graduate Assistant (1970-1973) 
    • taught courses offered for graduate and undergraduate credit in Business Data Processing and COBOL Programming and coordinated multiple sections of Principles of Management. /ul>

Northern Arizona University

  • Instructor (1967-1970)

    • taught undergraduate courses in Business Data Processing, Accounting I and II, Quantitative Methods in Business I and II, Introduction to Business, and Marketing.

Illinois State University

  • Graduate Assistant (1966-1967)
    • helped students in the computer lab debug programs. /ul>

Consulting Experience

  • During the past ten years, industrial consulting has focused on issues of leadership, business ethics, career planning, and strategic planning. Academic consulting has focused on building high quality educational programs for management education and international business.

    Teaching Interests:

    • Business Policy
    • Creative Thinking
    • Leadership
    • Organizational Behavior

    Research Interests:

    • Vocational Maturity
    • Conversational Learning
    • Business Ethics


    Research Accomplishments

    Recent Publications:

    • Stephen F. Hallam, Principles of Management and Leadership, Second edition, Cognella Academic Publishing, San Diego, 2014, 422 pages.
    • Hallam, Stephen F., & Mayer, Roger C. 2008. “High stakes and high energy at Enron: The meteoric rise and fall of the "Crooked E."” In Matulich, Serge and David M. Currie, (Eds.), Handbook of Frauds, Scams, and Swindles: Failures in Ethics and Leadership, pages 207-219, CRC Press-Taylor and Francis Group: New York.
    • Hallam, Teresa A., & Hallam, Stephen F. 2009. “Combining an exciting classroom learning environment with an effective computerized learning management system”, Journal of Applied Research For Business Instruction, Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 101-111.
    • Hallam, Stephen F., Teresa A. Hallam, Timothy E. Rogers, & Hafiza Azizi, 2009. “Preparedness for mid-career transitions: Examining current practices in management education”, Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, Volume 13, Number 4, pages 81-91.
    • "How in the World Do We Make a Difference?" with Norman Douglas and Larry Vuillemin, ACTA Publications, February, 2006.
    • "Twelve Important Questions to Answer Before You Offer a Web-Based Curriculum," with Khris McAlister and Julio C. Rivera, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Summer 2001, Volume 4, No. 2.
    • "Entrepreneurism Rising from the Ashes of Communism," with Jeffrey Dilts, Fletcher Birmingham, and Frank Craig, Proceedings of the 42nd World Conference, Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Global Economic Development, (San Francisco: International Council for Small Business, 1997).
    • "Recommendations for Successful Consulting and Development of Business Opportunities in Russia," with Jeffrey Dilts, Proceedings of the 21st National Small Business Consulting Conference, Verona K. Beguim, editor (Orlando, Florida: Small Business Institute Directors' Association, 1997).
    • "Beyond the Technical Problems of LAN Implementation," with Mark Misic, Summer 1992, Journal of Computer Information Systems.
    • "Microcomputer Uses: Software Applications and Problem Solving with WordPerfect, WordStar, Lotus 1-2-3, and dBase III Plus", with Teresa Alberte-Hallam, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.
    • "Introduction to VP-Planner", with Teresa Alberte-Hallam, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.
    • "Microcomputer Use: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, and Data Bases", Second Edition with Teresa Alberte-Hallam, James A. Hallam, And BDM Software, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988.
    • "What Executives Perceive They Really Need to Know About Information Systems," with Joachim Lauer and David Lee, Winter 1987-1988, Journal of Computer Information Systems.
    • "Computer Simulation in Business: A Microcomputer Approach," Journal of Computer Information Systems, December 1986.
    • "Introduction to Microcomputer Spreadsheets", with Teresa Alberte-Hallam and James A. Hallam, Harcourt Brace-Jovanovich, 1986.
    • "Introduction to Microcomputer Word Processing", with Teresa Alberte-Hallam and James A. Hallam, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986.
    • "Microcomputer Use: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, and Data Bases", with Teresa Alberte-Hallam, James A. Hallam, and BDM Software, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.
    • "A Comprehensive Model for Information Systems Evaluation and Control," with T. A. Hallam and J. A. Hallam, Journal of Systems and Management, January, 1983.
    • "Computer Simulation - Fortran vs Basic," with R. J. Hallam, Journal of Data Education, October 1980.
    • "Educational Tours of Data Processing Centers," with E. R. Carey and J. A. Hallam, Computers & Education, Great Britain, May 1980.
    • "Bridging the Management-EDP Gap," with M. McAlister, Infosystems, March 1980.
    • "Introduction to Automated Data Processing", with S. J. Wanous and J. Wagner, South-Western, 1979.
    • Chapter on "Needed Training in Data Processing for Teachers," with J. Hallam, in Business Education for the 1980's, Illinois Business Education Association, 1979.
    • "The Design and Development of a Master's Degree in Management Information Systems," with M. Dumler, Journal of Data Education, April 1978.
    • "Structured Programming," Data Reporter, April 1978.
    • "Computer Simulation of a Waiting Line Model," Journal of Data Education, July 1977.
    • "Utilization of Computer Simulation in Education," Journal of Data Education, July 1977.
    • "New Approaches to Computer Performance Evaluation," with D. Scriven, Infosystems, October 1976.
    • Chapter on "Metrics in Education - A Brief History," with L. Barnes and J. Hallam, in Think Metrics in Business Education, Illinois Business Education Association, 1976.
    • "Flowcharting: A Conceptual View," with J. Hallam, Business Education Forum, December 1975.
    • "Implementation of Selected Applications of Simulation in Business," with J. A. Hallam, D. D. Scriven, and M. R. Bomball, Data Management, December 1975.
    • "Utilization of Computer Simulation in Education," Journal of Data Education, October 1975.
    • "The Validation of Simulation Models," with J. A. Hallam, D. D. Scriven, and M. R. Bomball, Data Management, October 1975.
    • "Five Practical Guidelines for Successful Completion of Simulation Models," with J. A. Hallam, D. D. Scriven, and M. R. Bomball, Data Management, August 1975.
    • "The Responsibilities of the Simulation Project Manager," with J. A. Hallam, D. D. Scriven, and M. R. Bomball, Data Management, June 1975.
    • "Basic Steps in Developing Simulation Models," with J. A. Hallam, D. D. Scriven, and M. R. Bomball, Data Management, April 1975.
    • "An Empirical Investigation of the Objectives and Constraints of Electronic Data Processing Departments," Academy of Management Journal, March 1975.
    • "Understanding Simulation," with J. A. Hallam, D. D. Scriven, and M. R. Bomball, Data Management, February 1975.
    • "The Advantages of Teaching More Than One Programming Language," Business Education Forum, December 1972.
    • "Interviewing Programmers? Guides to Selecting the Right People," with R. C. Cornwell, Administrative Management, September 1969.
    • "How to Set Up an Adult Course in EDP," Business Education World, June 1969.
    • "Businessmen Speak About Data Processing Education," Balance Sheet, September 1967.

    Significant Speeches or Papers Presented in last 10 years:

    • "Ethical Leadership" presented to several Rotary and other professional organizations in Northeast Ohio, 2003-2006.
    • "Leadership, Ethics & Corporate Governance," presented to FirstEnergy through Center for Organizational Development, April 8, 2002.
    • "Honor Wisdom Earnestness," presented at Beta Gamma Sigma Initiation Banquet, March 8, 2002.
    • "Effective Fundraising Strategies for Business School Deans," presented at AACSB Mid-Continent East Deans Meeting, October 15, 2001, Chicago, Illinois.
    • "Business Ethics," presented to Ohio Society of CPAs, September 11, 2001.
    • "Leadership," presented to Summa Health through Center for Organizational Development, September 6, 2001.
    • "Leadership," presented to MetroHealth through Center for Organizational Development, August 29, 2001.
    • "Emotional Intelligence," presented to Akron Beacon Journal through Center for Organizational Development, June 28, 2001.
    • "Critical-Creative Thinking," presented to MetroHealth through Center for Organizational Development, February 8, 2001.
    • "Lessons Learned in Moscow to be Applied in Akron," presented to various civic and business groups in Akron since 1996.
    • "Hallmarks of a High-Quality Management Education," presented to various groups of educators in Moscow and Talyatti, Russia, June 1996.
    • "Building a Renowned College of Business," presented to various business groups in Akron-Cleveland area since 1995.
    • "Managing for Excellence: Business Education as a Catalyst for Promoting Regional Economic Excellence," presented to Institute of Management Accountants, March 20, 1996, Akron, Ohio.
    • "Role of the College of Business in Local Economic Development," presented to various business groups in the Akron area during since 1995.

    Awards:

    • Residence Hall Honorary Outstanding Teacher Award 2005