Robbie P Hertneky (PhD)

Associate Professor
Department of Management

Professional Experience

Antioch University New England Keene, NH 1989 – Present

A career including academic and administrative leadership positions, spanning curriculum design and delivery, teaching and advising graduate students, marketing and recruiting, enrollment management and student services, gives me a holistic perspective of the entire institution. Extensive committee work includes: Faculty Senate, Presidential and Department Chair Search Committees, President’s Council, Faculty Colloquium co-chair and co-founder, Faculty Mini-Grant Committee, Faculty Grievance Committee and New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership campus representative.

Core Faculty 2003 – Present
- Courses taught include: Leadership and Management Theories and Practices, Topics in Leadership, Group Dynamics and Leadership, Self as Leader, Practicum, and Professional Seminar
- Advise and mentor students throughout their career at Antioch, with a focus on helping them to recognize their leadership potential
- Member of departmental team responsible for curriculum redesign and self-assessment


Associate Department Chair 2006 – 2007
Selected to serve as Interim Department Chair while Chairperson assumed Interim Dean of Faculty role
- Launched two new programs: MBA in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability, and Organization Development Certificate Program
- Managed department budget, course scheduling, student recruitment and advising, faculty development and alumni relations


Director of Certificate Programs 2003 – 2006
Administered non-degree granting programs including curriculum design, faculty selection and hiring, student advising, recruitment strategy, marketing plans and admissions
- Directed Community Health Care Management certificate program and The Institute for Non-Profit Management
- Identified new market niches and launched new programs
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Director of Admissions 1998 – 2002
Responsible for student recruitment at a tuition driven institution with 15 masters and two doctoral programs
- Increased enrolled new students by 14% in the first year and 50% in four years
- Designed and executed strategies to identify, cultivate and enroll 400 students a year
- Rebuilt staff from 60% turnover to a stable, well-respected high-performing team
- Managed a conversion from a legacy system to Datatel, launched online applications and Web-based interactive communication with prospects


Program Associate, Adjunct Faculty 1993 – 1998
Administrator serving 100 students and 20 faculty at five sites offering five degree programs
- Managed day-to-day department functions: liaison to colleagues, alumni and prospective students; advised department chairperson on student and faculty issues; facilitated meetings of site directors and faculty


Associate Registrar 1989 - 1993
Managed a Registrar’s Office serving 1,300 masters and doctoral students in five academic departments
- Responsible for student registration, advising students and faculty, and production of course descriptions and handbooks


Vermont Studio School and Colony Johnson, VT 1987 – 1988


Development Coordinator
- Designed and maintained all development systems at an artist colony
- Oversaw annual giving and newsletter production
- Worked closely with a 30-member Board of Trustees


Previous Experience 1976 – 1986

Worked as conference designer for a trade show company, director of a start-up theatre museum, art consultant, executive recruiter, dance education center manager, group sales director for professional rodeo team, and in health club sales.