He came to the University of Missouri from the University of Houston where he held the Baker Hughes Professorship of Business Administration. His teaching and research interests include leadership and managerial decision-making. His publications have appeared in twenty-four different journals and edited volumes. Additionally, he has authored (with V. Vroom) The New Leadership: Managing Participation in Organizations, originally published by Prentice-Hall and subsequently translated into German, Spanish, and Korean. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the Decision Sciences Institute, American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychologists, and has served on the editorial board of Journal of Applied Psychology and now serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Management. He was the 1972 recipient of the Northwestern University Technological Institute Alumni Award and seven teaching and research awards at the University of Houston. He was twice a Guest Professor at the Johannes Kepler Universität, Austria under the terms of two Senior Fulbright Awards (1984 and 1992). He has lectured throughout the United States and in ten foreign countries.
B.S.M.E. Northwestern University, 1972; M. Phil. Yale University, 1975; Ph.D. Yale University, 1977.