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Robert Buckham

Rob Buckham

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-4725
Fax: (509) 777-3723
Office Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 310 J
E-mail: rbuckham@whitworth.edu

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Dr. Buckham brings extensive international experience to the business school, having served in managerial and executive positions with Cold Water Creek, Hecla Mining Company and First National Bank. Before coming to Whitworth, he served as adjunct faculty at North Idaho College and the University of Idaho. His research has appeared in international academic journals including the Journal of Organization & Human Behavior and Review of International Comparative Management; and in practitioner publications including the Personnel, Training and Development Journal, and Northwest Purchaser. His current research focuses on the role of hope in the workplace and local, national, and international employment and unemployment trends.


Education:

Ph.D., M.B.A., Gonzaga University

B.S., University of Idaho


Year Joined Whitworth Faculty:  2012

Areas of Specialization / Expertise:

International human resources management, operations management, business statistics, risk-based decision modeling.

Professional History:

  • Cold Water Creek
  • Hecla Mining Company
  • First National Bank

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Publications and Presentations:

  • Buckham, R. (2013). Appreciating the Narrative Basis of Workplace Hope Experience. Journal of Organisation & Human Behaviour.
  • Buckham, R. & Norum, K. (2006). Pondering the Role of Hope in Leadership. Review of International Comparative Management.
  • Buckham, R. (2011). Appreciating the Narrative Basis of Workplace Hope Experience. 53rd Annual Mountain Plains Management Conference, Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • Buckham, R. (2009). Hope in the Workplace. Gonzaga University & Seattle University 2009 Educational Leadership Conference, Seattle, Washington.

 

Peer reviewed journals:

  • Buckham, R. and Norum, K. (2006). Pondering the Role of Hope in Leadership. Review of International Comparative Management; Vol. 7(7); pp. 243-252; The Academy of Economic Studies: Bucharest Romania. 
  • Buckham, R. (1987). Applying Role Analysis in the Workplace. Personnel; Vol. 64, Number; pp 63-65; American Management Association 
  • Buckham, R. (1987). Team Goal Setting. Training; pp. 12-14; Lakewood Publications Inc.; Minneapolis, MN. 
  • Buckham, R. (1990). Appraisal Training: Not Just for Managers. Training and Development Journal; pp 18-21; The American Society for Training and Development: Alexandria Va. 

 

Other publications:

  • Buckham, R. (1981). Logistics Management - Introduction. Northwest Purchaser; pp. 33-34; Hunton Publishing; Spokane, WA. 
  • Buckham, R. (1981). Managing the Logistics Function Part I. Northwest Purchaser; Pp. 37-38; Hunton Publishing; Spokane, WA. 
  • Buckham, R. (1981). Integrating Storage Management and the Materials Management Function. Northwest Purchaser; pp. 24-25; Hunton Publishing; Spokane, WA. 
  • Buckham, R. (1981). Managing the Logistics System Part II. Northwest Purchaser; pp. 30; Hunton Publishing; Spokane, WA. 
  • Buckham, R. (1982). Material Management and the Human Factor. Northwest Purchaser; pp. 16-17; Hunton Publishing; Spokane, WA. 
  • Buckham, R. (1982). Medical Materials Management. Northwest Purchaser; pp. 15-19; Hunton Publishing; Spokane, WA.

 

Peer reviewed conferences and presentations:

  • Buckham, R. (2011). Appreciating the Narrative Basis of Workplace Hope Experience: Transformative Response to Crisis. Presented at 53rd Annual Mountain Plains Management Conference (Grand Junction, CO. Oct 5-7, 2011). 
  • Buckham, R. (2009). Hope in the Workplace. Presented at Gonzaga University & Seattle University 2009 Educational Leadership Conference. Seattle University. 
  • Buckham, R. and Kohls, J. (1988). High Risk Occupation Disease Notification: An Analysis of Legislation in Process and a Proposal for Business. Presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Western Academy of Management