Stewart Tubbs

Stewart Tubbs

Professor of Management and Darrell H. Cooper Chair in Leadership

539 Owen


[email protected]


  • Postdoctoral Harvard Business School
  • Ph.D. University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • MA Bowling Green State University
  • BSE Bowling Green State University

Professional Summary

Dr. Tubbs won the Outstanding Leadership Award in London, England in 1994 from the Academy of Business Administration. He is the author of A Systems Approach to Small Group Interaction (7th edition, 2001); Leadership: Communication, Innovation and Change, 2002; and co-author (with Sylvia Moss) of Human Communications (9th edition, 2003). Dr. Tubbs consults for numerous corporations and is also a contributing editor for the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 450 Leadership Theories and Practice
  • MGMT 498 Two Credit Independent Study
  • MGMT 499 Three Credit Independent Study
  • MGMT 592 Special Topics in Business
  • MGMT 604 Strategic Communication and Ethical Decision Making
  • MGMT 613 Leadership in Business Organizations: Theory and Practice
  • MGMT 616 Negotiation & Influence - Applications for Business
  • MGMT 681 Special Topics in Business
  • MGMT 699 Three Credit Independent Study

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Tubbs is the former Dean of the College of Business and teaches in the leadership and managerial communication areas and has won four awards for outstanding teaching at the University of Kansas, General Motors Institute, Boise State University and Eastern Michigan University

Selected Publications

Falk, S., Ottenbriet, E., Tubbs, S. L. (2007). The Gender Divide. Proceedings of Decision Sciences Institute, 24-30.

Tubbs, S. L. Chowdhry, P. (2007). Leadership and Spirituality in Business: The Contributions of Eastern Philosophies. Proceedings of Decision Sciences Institute.

Tubbs, S. L., Schultz, E., Frye, C. (2006). Compensation, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness. Insights to a Changing World, 2006 (2), 1-26.

Tubbs, S. L. Schulz, E. R. (2005). Leadership Competencies: Can They be Learned? International Business and Management Research conference.

Bueno, C. Tubbs, S. L. (2004). Identifying Global Leadership Competencies: An Exploratory Study. Journal of American Academy of Business.

Professional Affiliations

  • Baker College, Center for Graduate Studies, Chairperson
  • Bowling Green State University Alumni Association
  • Center for Innovation and Creativity, Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University Foundation
  • Variety Foodservices, Inc