Dr. Robert Rupe

Dr. Robert Rupe

Associate Faculty

I’m passionate about helping people reach their full potential in all aspects of life.

Academic and Professional Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Human Performance Improvement & Training

    - Capella University

  • M.A., Professional Counseling

    - Amberton University

  • M.S., Human Resources & Training

    - Amberton University

  • B.S., Political Science

    - Texas A&M University, Commerce

My Unique Approach to Education

I take a real-world approach to education that combines both research and knowledge with realistic application so that students not only learn academically, but grow professionally.

Biography

On a professional level, I have over 20 years of business experience as an entrepreneur, executive, educator, and consultant. I have owned my own business, as well as, worked with large, international and Fortune 500 organizations solving large-scale problems and implementing corporate-wide initiatives.

On the side, I have served as an online faculty member at a number of universities over the years teaching in the areas of both business and counseling. From an academic standpoint, my education, like my career path, ride the fence of business and psychology. My doctoral work focused on the study and application of the Human Performance Improvement Model, a process for improving the effectiveness and vitality of both individuals and organizations, using targeted investigation and intervention techniques to uncover core problems and develop relevant solutions. My program included both personal coaching and group performance consulting with I/O Psychology and Psycho-Educational approaches. My doctoral research was in the area of I/O psychology and focused on the relationship between manager leadership styles and employee satisfaction.

I also have an active ministry in Christian counseling, coaching, speaking, and have begun writing a book about walking with God. Personally, I love spending time with family, exploring the outdoors, fly fishing, camping, and hiking.