Faculty Biography

Robert K. Prescott, Ph.D., SPHR

Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.  In this visiting role, Bob is responsible for teaching graduate level courses in both the MBA and MHR programs.  

Formerly, he was the Director of the Management Development Institute and Adjunct Faculty at Eckerd College - an affiliate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) - in St. Petersburg, Florida, Director of Executive Education and Corporate Services and Instructor at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania and Director of Human Resources for BellSouth Communications, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama.  In his extensive business background, Bob previously directed the Human Resource function for BellSouth Communication, Inc. (BCI).  In this role, he was responsible for all facets of people management practices including, staffing, selection, performance management, benefits/compensation, labor relations, organization development, and training and development.  Most importantly, he played a strategic role in representing the human resource function in overall company planning and operations.  

His personal teaching expertise and research focuses on human resource management, performance management, organization development, organization behavior, training & development, career management and enterprise consulting.   He has taught in formal classroom and executive education settings at The University of Alabama, Cornell University, Eckerd College, The University of Minnesota, The Pennsylvania State University, The University of Alberta, Canada and Rollins College.

Dr. Prescott has personally worked with such companies as AAA, ARAMARK, Conoco, Deloitte & Touche, Delphi Automotive Systems, Estee Lauder, Federal Reserve System of the U.S., Groupo Industrial de Monclova, Mexcio, Internal Revenue Service, Lockheed Martin EIS, Mavesa de Venezuela, Merrill Lynch, The National Basketball Association (NBA), Olive Garden Restaurants, Pitney Bowes, The Social Security Administration, T Mobile, Walt Disney World and the U.S. Army. 

Bob is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from The Pennsylvania State University.  He serves on the Board of Directors of The Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS), the Cornell University ILR Board of Advisors and The Board of Advisors for The College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama.  He is a member of HRPS and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Prescott is a graduate of the Human Resource Executive Program at Penn State University and a life certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  Bob co-authored the books The Strategic Human Resource Leader: How to Prepare Your Organization for the 6 Key Trends Shaping the Future (Davies-Black, 1998) and HR Transformation: Demonstrating Leadership in the Face of Future Trends (Davies-Black/SHRM, 2009).




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