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Gary R. Pletcher, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management

Phone: 512-428-1353

Education
  • PhD in Organization and Management at Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2001
  • MS in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 1988
  • BA in Psychology at University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 1972
Why I Teach

I approach my teaching style from a practitioner point-of-view. By offering an appreciation of multiple global perspectives and disciplines, along with real-world context of that knowledge, students develop the ability to execute problem solving. My students use the theories, concepts and practices we discuss in the classroom and transfer them into real-time, practical global consulting opportunities. This allows for a greater connection between the classroom and the larger world.

I believe in creating global business challenges for students where they can take what they learn to improve the performance of selected organizations. The reward of teaching this way is seeing each student’s exponential growth in knowledge, skills and confidence.