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David Strubler, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership. His research interests include intercultural communication, teamwork, leadership and ethics, lean management, and human resource development. He holds degrees in organizational communication, management, and biology. He is a former dean and associate vice president at two small private colleges in addition to holding various management roles in the automotive industry. In his early career, he designed and directed a non-profit wilderness program for disadvantaged youth. He has climbed more than 25 peaks in the U.S. and is a graduate of four mountaineering schools. His avocation is the arts including, painting, music, film production, and concert and art gallery event management.

Courses Taught

  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Interaction
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior

Professional Interests

  • Higher Education Administration
  • University International Programs
  • University Internship Programs 

Selected Publications

Strubler, D.C. & Agarwal, A. (2013). Effect of Sample Size and Process Variability on Variance Control in a Multiple Fill-Head Process, Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal, 16(2), 49-60.

Strubler, D.C., Park, S., Agarwal, A., & Cayo, K. (2012). Development of a Macro-Model of Cross- Cultural Ethics. Journal of Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues, 15(2), 31-40.

Strubler, D., Park, S., & Agarwal, A. (2011). Revisiting Black, Mendenhall, and Oddou's (1991) framework for international adjustment model: a prescriptive approach. Journal of International Business Research, 10(2), 103-120.

Strubler, D.C. (April 2011). I made it so close to the summit but I didn’t make it. Harvard Business Review (http://hbr.org/2011/04/failure-chronicles/ar/1).

Strubler, D.C. & Redekop, B. (July-August, 2010). Entrepreneurial Human Resource Leadership: A Conversation with Dwight Carlson. Human Resource Management. 49(4): 793-804.

Strubler, D.C., Evangelista, R. (June 2009). ”Maestro Neeme Jarvi on Leadership: The Power of Innovation, Stakeholder Relations, Teamwork and Non-Verbal Communication. Journal of Management Inquiry, 17(4): 119-121

Strubler, D.C., York, K.M. (Summer 2007). An Exploratory Study of the Team Characteristics Model.” Small Group Research Journal, 38:670-695.


  • OU Capital Campaign and AUFD supporter
  • SEHS Day Committee
  • Convocation, Commencement, Homecoming (various roles)
  • OU/K-12 Partnership speaker and OU representation at events
  • Homecoming – annually represented SEHS/DOL
  • Education Camp
  • OU/Galileo/Metro Detroit Bureau Workshops

Department of Organizational Leadership

Pawley Hall, Room 480B
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2730

Educational Leadership
Pawley Hall, Room 480D
(248) 370-3070
fax: (248) 370-4605

Human Resource Development
Pawley Hall, Room 475E
(248) 370-4109
fax: (248) 370-4095