Robert H. Stowers is Clinical Professor of Management and Leadership Communications at the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary. Dr. Stowers earned his bachelor and master's degrees from American International College (Springfield, Massachusetts) and his doctorate from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey) in Leadership and Policy Development. He wrote his dissertation in on the topic of writing improvement. Additionally, Dr. Stowers has done post-doctoral work at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He has extensive experience teaching undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses at The College of William & Mary, The University of Akron, and Kent State University. He also has offered seminars to corporate executives, medical personnel, lawyers, accountants, and financial services managers on-site at numerous organizations as well as on college campuses. His research interests are diverse, but include applications of communication in professional settings. For example, he has sought ways to investigate the communication needs of those employed in public accounting, engineering, and medicine. He recently published two articles in professional journals -- one in the Business Communication Quarterly and the other in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. He also is developing two additional articles with colleagues at William & Mary.
Dr. Stowers is writing Leading By Communicating with Dr. Randy Barker of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business. Dr. Stowers and Dr. Barker have collaborated on many projects in the past and expect that their textbook will combine their respective expertise areas. With both college and trade market potential, Leading By Communicating connects leadership directly with communication and shows through examples and personality profiles that successful leaders need to be effective communicators in order to meet the challenges of the business world today as well as to prepare for what lies ahead in the future. The text will include pre and post leadership communication assessments so readers can judge how their attitudes and knowledge of leadership communication have changed after they have completed reading the book. Leading By Communicating will be published by South-Western College Publishing.
Areas of Interest/Expertise
- Effective Presentations
- Business Writing
- Presentation Software
- Interpersonal Communications