Robert Gatewood (Bob) earned his AB degree from Washington University and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in industrial psychology. He started his professional career at American Institutes for Research as an Associate Consultant. While working there, he also taught at the University of Pittsburgh.
That experience led to a faculty position in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where he worked for over 30 years. During that time he climbed the academic ladder to full professor and also served as Department Head of the Department of Management and Associate Dean of Academic Programs of the Terry College.
Bob enjoyed these positions very much because they gave him an opportunity to use his graduate training in psychology in trying to lead faculty. Very early in these two positions, he realized that he had no power or real authority. He has also served as President of the Division of Human Resources in the Academy of Management and the Director of the Executive MBA Program at TCU.
Bob’s research articles and papers are mainly in selection and other areas of human resource management. The articles have been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Human Resource Management Journal and others.
Bob has authored the book Human Resource Selection, 8 edition with Hubert Feild and Murray Barrick. The 9th edition is scheduled to be published in 2018. He also wrote the text Management: Comprehension, Analysis, and Interpretation with Robert Taylor and O.C. Ferrell. He has worked extensively in executive education and consulting with such firms as PPG, Gulf Power, IBM, Ford Motor, National Association of Housing, and Redevelopment Officials, and the Southeastern Credit Union Association.
Bob is married to Christine Riordan, Ph.D., the 10th President, Adelphi University and whom he met at a professional academic meeting. He holds that meeting up to his graduate students as the best example of the career and personal benefits of presenting at such meetings. He also has four children, Jennifer, Nat, Mikaela, and Mason, all of whom have brought him much happiness and opportunities to use his graduate training in psychology. He realized very early in dealing with adolescents that he had only a little more power or authority than he did as a department head or an associate dean working with faculty.
Author, Human Resource Selection
1987 - present
Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia
2005 - present
Executive Director, Executive MBA, TCU
2005 - 2008
Associate Dean and Professor of Management, University of Georgia
1971 - 2005
Human resource selection program design
Reliability and validity of selection tools
Legal issues in selection
Performance management and tests
- Job design
My writing buddy, Georgia
2010 - present
2010 - present
Ph.D. (1971), MS (1967)