Ronald R. Sims is the Floyd Dewey Gottwald Senior Professor in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William and Mary where he teaches leadership and change management in the Executive, Residential and Flex-Masters in Business Administration Programs, and change management and organizational transformation, organizational behavior and business ethics in the BBA program. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. His research focuses on a variety of topics to include leadership and change management, human resource management (HRM), business ethics, employee training, and management and leadership development (i.e. Human Resource Development), learning styles, and experiential learning. Dr. Sims is the author or co-author of thirty-seven books, seventy-nine chapters and more than ninety articles that have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and practitioner journals.
Professor Sims has provided consultation and executive education in the areas of change management, business ethics/reputation management, human resource management (HRM) and employee and leadership development to organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors over the past twenty-seven years. This work has included diagnosing the need for, design, implementation, and evaluation of organization transformation/change efforts and developing, designing, implementing and evaluating human resource development efforts for employees at all levels of the organization. His most recent book is: “Human resources management issues, challenges and trends: Now and around the corner” (in press).
Professor Sims has provided consultation, executive education and employee training & development in the areas of change management, business ethics/reputation management, HRM and HRD to organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors over the past thirty-seven years. This work has included diagnosing the need for, design, implementation, and evaluation of organization transformation efforts and designing, implementing and evaluating HRM efforts for employees at all levels of the organization. Professor Sims retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1997 after twenty-four years of active and reserve service.
- A Contemporary Look at Business Ethics (2017)
- When a New Leader Takes Over: Toward Ethical Turnarounds (2017)
- Transforming Government Organizations: Fresh Ideas and Examples from the Field (2016)
- Executive Ethics II: Ethical Dilemmas and Challenges for the C-suite (2016)
- Legal Issues in Human Resource Management (2015)
- Human Resource Management for the Millennial Generation (2012)
- Experiences in Teaching Business Ethics (2011)
Areas of Interest/Expertise
- Organization Change
- Human Resource Management
- Business Ethics
- Experiential & Adult Learning