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Robert D. Marx, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus of Management
Company: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Location: La Jolla, California, United States

Robert D. Marx, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in management education.

With over 40 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Marx has excelled as professor of management and professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts since 1982. He began his career as a professor in the psychology department of Western Washington University for 10 years. He established himself as a clinician at a counseling center before being appointed to the role of visiting professor at MSB from 2004 to 2011.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Marx pursued an education at the University of Michigan where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He concluded his studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, graduating with a PhD in clinical psychology in 1971. Beyond his responsibilities within the field, he has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He found success with his 25 authored publications and two books.

In addition to his primary vocation, Dr. Marx remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He was a member of the Academy of Management and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. In light of his impressive undertakings, he has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was recognized as one of the Top 5 Professors at the University of Massachusetts and recognized as Teach of the Year at same in 2004.

Dr. Marx became interested in education when, as a child, a teacher used flashcards as a learning aid and he became fascinated by the possibilities for engaging the curiosity of young children. As a child of an immigrant family, he worked with a lot of students of different backgrounds and recognizing his privileges, he gave back by writing letters of recommendation for internships, for graduate schools or for jobs. As far as being a therapist, his interest came from his summer camp experience where he had some counselors who were very helpful and friendly.

One noteworthy achievement in Dr. Marx’s lengthy career was when he was nominated for and eventually won the prestigious Teacher of the Year award in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts. This award was given to only eight faculty members out of approximately 1,000 across all schools and departments. During the graduation assembly, he and the other awardees were seated in front of the dignitaries as an example of the school’s commitment to promoting excellence in teaching. 

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