Research Network Chair

Dr. Spencer S. Stober is a Professor of Biology at Alvernia University, Reading, PA, USA. He has taught Biology for 30 years, including undergraduate courses in genetics, botany, and environmental science. Since earning his doctorate at Temple University, with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, he teaches graduate courses in leadership and supervises dissertations. In 2005 he received Alvernia’s Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, and he was awarded the Neag Professorship in 2011. He has also served in several key administrative positions at Alvernia University, including Department Chairperson, Ph.D. Program Director, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Dr. Stober is an advisory board member for the international “On Sustainability Research Network.” His work on environmental, cultural, and socio-economic sustainability has enabled him to travel to universities in countries such as Chile, Japan, Croatia, Malaysia, India, Ecuador, Mauritius, Denmark, Vietnam, Brazil, and New Zealand. Dr. Stober recently served as a co-editor with Dr. David Humphreys for a volume entitled Transitions to Sustainability: Theoretical Debates for a Changing Planet, and he co-authored Nature-centered Leadership: An Aspirational Narrative, with two Ph.D. students (Tracey L. Brown and Sean J. Cullen); both volumes were published by Common Ground in 2014 and 2013 respectively. Dr. Stober also co-authored a book with Dr. Donna Yarri, Associate Professor of Theology at Alvernia University, entitled God, Science, and Designer Genes: An Exploration of Emerging Issues in Genetic Technologies, published by Praeger in 2009.

Organization Studies Research Network Advisory Board

  • Angel Algarra, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain
  • Zainal Ariffin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • David Boyd, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
  • Robert Brooks, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bruce Cronin, University of Greenwich Business School, London, UK
  • Cristina Elorza, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain
  • Andrea Fried, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany
  • David Gurteen, Gurteen Knowledge, Fleet, UK
  • Sabine Hoffmann, REN International, Nice, France
  • Stavros Ioannides, Panteion University, Athens, Greece
  • Margaret Jackson, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Devon Jensen, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
  • Martyn Laycock, University of Greenwich, London, UK
  • Ana Martins, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Helen MacLennan, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, USA
  • Jennifer May Rindfleish, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
  • Alexandra Roth, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
  • Claudia Schmitz, Cenandu Learning Agency, Cologne, Germany
  • Kirpal Singh, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Dave Snowden, Cognitive Edge Pte, LTD, Singapore
  • David Szabla, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Svetlana Vlady, City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, USA
  • Alan Zaremba, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

The Organization Studies Research Network is grateful for the foundational contributions, ongoing support, and continued service of our Advisory Board.