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Robert BuckhamRob Buckham

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4725
Fax: 509.777.3723
Office Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 310G

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.


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

B.S., University of Idaho

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


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:

  • Sloan, D., Buckham, R., & Lee, Y. (2017). Exploring differentiation of self and organizational commitment.  Journal of Managerial Psychology 32(2).

  • Sloan, D. & Buckham, R. (2016). Differentiation of self and affective commitment: An integrative literature review.Western Journal of Human Resource of Human Resource Management. (Winter 2016 edition)

  • Buckham, R. & Sloan, D. (2016). Hope theory applied to the emerging workforce. European Journal of Business Research, Vol.  16(2); pp. 7-18.

  • Buckham, R. & Sloan, D. Hope theory applied to the emerging workforce. Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE). Las Vegas (October 9-11).