Robbie P Hertneky, PhD

Department Chair and 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 an institution of higher education. Extensive committee work includes: Faculty Senate, Presidential and Department Chair Search Committees, President’s Council, Faculty Colloquium Co-founder and Co-chair, Faculty Mini-Grant Committee, Faculty Grievance Committee and New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership campus representative.

Chair, Department of Management         2014 – Present

Associate Professor, Department of Management         2007 – Present

    • Teach courses in Leadership, Ethics and Leading Change, Entrepreneurship, 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 through designing and implementing independent research projects
    • Member of departmental team responsible for curriculum redesign and self-assessment

Associate Department Chair, Department of Organization & Management         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, alumni relations and supervision of support staff

Director of Certificate Programs, Department of Organization & Management         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

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

Program Associate, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Organization & Management         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 health club sales manager.