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Obi, Greg

Assistant Professor

Management
Chillicothe Campus
obi@ohio.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.: Indiana Institute of Technology (Fort Wayne, IN), Major: Global Leadership/Organizational Management
  • MBA: Purdue University, Major: Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma: Enugu State University of Science & Technology (Enugu, Nigeria), Major: Mass Communications
  • Higher National Diploma: Institute of Management & Technology (Enugu, Nigeria), Major: Mass Communication

Research Interests

  • Comparative leadership and organizational management paradigms as they relate to how diverse cultures conceive management concepts like empowerment and motivation of employees
  • Focus is on how variables like gender, socioeconomic power, and culture influence employees’ perception of these management tools, contrasting these findings between developing countries and developed countries
  • Performance of corporate and political leadership in both worlds, reasons for failure and success, and if such reasons are culturally influenced

Professional Experience

  • August 2015 - Present: Assistant Professor and Campus Coordinator for Business Management Technology at Ohio University (Chillicothe)
  • Summer 2010 - Spring 2018: Adjunct Faculty/Part-time Instructor for College of Professional Studies at Indiana Institute of Technology (Munster Campus)
  • January 2008 - Fall 2018: Adjunct Faculty/Limited Term Lecturer for College of Business at Purdue University Calumet
  • August 2008 - July 2015: Adjunct Faculty/Part-time Instructor for School of Business at Ivy Tech College (Northwest)
  • 2005 - 2007: Graduate Aide/Research Assistant for MBA Program for School of Management at Purdue University
  • 1999 - 2004: Manager of Corporate Affairs Department for Sovereign Trust Insurance, Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria

Publications

  • Fela Kuti: The Man, his music, the Activist.

Book chapter in Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change; a Volume in the ILA Series Building Leadership Bridges edited by Susan J. Erenrich and Jon F. Wergin. Publication date; March 2017.

  • Universal Banking and its Impact in the Insurance Industry

Published in “The Underwriter’ (Journal of the department of Insurance & Actuarial Science, University of Lagos, Nigeria, 2002.

Certifications

  • 2020: ACUE’s Certification in Effective College Instruction
  • 2019: VoiceThread Master Class Diploma
  • 2017: Certified VoiceThread Educator
  • 2008: Online (Blackboard) Faculty Certification Ivy Tech Community College Northwest