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Rod Erakovich

Rodney Erakovich Faculty 2015

Rod Erakovich, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration and Management
Armstrong-Mabee Business Center 308

Education

 

  • Ph.D. Public Administration - The University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.B.A. Management - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • B.S. Aeronautical Science - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida

 

About Professor Erakovitch

"I teach undergraduate international management and management theory and practice courses in the undergraduate BBA program. I also teach research methods in the MBA program as well as health policy and management in the Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice program. The management theory and practice course is one of my favorites. Since it is one of the first junior-level courses students take, it is focused on bringing reality to their academic study. Students are empowered and asked to take added responsibility for their learning as we do experiential activities."

"It’s important to know that I have a lot of respect for students and understand what they are trying to accomplish. And the way I deal with students is based on mutual respect so that they are comfortable coming to me for advising, course work, and directions on things they want to do in their professional lives. I always appreciate the fact that there is usually someone at my door wanting to talk about something. I appreciate that openness; that’s gratifying."

Dr. Erakovich rejoined the Texas Wesleyan faculty in 2008 after acting as a visiting assistant professor of management in 1999-2004. He has also worked for Midwestern State University, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Colorado, Upper Iowa University, the University of Texas at Arlington, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Army.

"I worked for the federal government for a number of years and one of my major assignments there was in executive leadership and management. I also consult with organizations. I have done quite a bit of international work in Ukraine, Serbia and Montenegro, in the private and public sector. I am able to make that experience connection to the courses I teach."

Dr. Erakovich has presented and published articles and book chapters on management, organizational culture and ethics. His numerous articles, book chapters, and presentations may be found on his Vita.