Professor of Management
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1975
Ronald D. Merrell, Ph.D., served as dean of the Graduate School from 1984-2004. Merrell has also served as president and vice president of the Association of Texas Graduate Schools and was previously director of the Master of Business Administration and Systems Management programs for eight years at St. Mary’s University. His teaching experience includes organizational behavior and other management courses involving human resources, organizations, strategy, and labor.His management consulting experience includes helping clients achieve world class operations and a sustainable competitive advantage, developing a highly committed high performance workforce, providing training in leadership development, project management, and self managed teams. This consulting may include financial analysis, an audit of operations, creating organization culture, developing a marketing strategy, or assisting the organization in aligning human resource practices, policies, and programs with the corporate strategy. Merrell’s research and publications include topics such as teaching excellence, women entrepreneurs, and creating a highly committed high performance workforce.