HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2014 – The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University recently added Dr. Bob Hirth to its staff as assistant professor of management. Hirth will teach courses in business law and strategic management.
Hirth comes to HPU with a richly diverse professional history. In addition to his Ph.D., JD, and MBA, Hirth has worked for an aerospace company as an international contracts negotiator, was a small business owner with a half-million in sales per year and worked as a jet engine mechanic for the Air National Guard.
Along with law and management, Hirth specializes in microlending and innovation in developing countries, particularly Ethiopia. He has presented his research on these topics at regional, national and international conferences.
Now at HPU, Hirth looks forward to providing students with an understanding of how to compete and win in the world of business. He also hopes to instill in his students the confidence to speak up and apply what they know after they graduate.
“I am continually impressed by how different things are here at HPU,” says Hirth. “The innovativeness of the administration, the dedication of faculty and the caliber of students creates an amazing place to teach and learn.”
Hirth received a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in business administration and management from the University of Arkansas.