About the Author
Robert Kreitner, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Management at Arizona State University. After a 26-year career at ASU, Dr. Kreitner was named to the W. P. Carey School of Business Faculty Hall of Fame. Dr. Kreitner was born in Buffalo, New York. After a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Coast Guard, including service in Antarctica aboard the icebreaker Eastwind, he attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha on a football scholarship. He was a co-captain his senior year and received the Alumni Association's Scholar-Athlete Award. Dr. Kreitner received bachelors and master's degrees in business from UNO in 1970 and 1971 and a Ph.D. in business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1974. He has taught at UNO, UNL, Western Illinois University, Thunderbird, and ASU. Dr. Kreitner also has taught in Micronesia, Albania, and Switzerland. Dr. Kreitner is the author or co-author of seven college textbooks that have been through a total of 31 editions since 1975. His management and organizational behavior books are leaders in their field and have been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. He continues to pursue his passion for learning and teaching by working on new editions of his textbooks. Among his consulting and management development clients have been American Express, Nazarene School of Large Church Management, Ford Motor Company, SABRE Computer Services, Honeywell, Motorola, Salt River Project, Amdahl, the Hopi Indian nation, State Farm Insurance, Goodyear Aerospace, Doubletree Hotels, Bank One-Arizona, Caterpillar, and U.S. Steel. Dr. Kreitner and his wife Margaret, a Nebraska native who is a retired Intel Corp. manager, live in Phoenix with their two cats, Yahoo and Sweetie Pie, and enjoy hiking, world travel, and fishing in Alaska. His other leisure pursuits are exercising, attending sports events at ASU, tree planting and tending, and wood carving. He has been a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.