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Prof. Dr. Robert C. Rickards

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2010
Research Professor, German Police University, Münster-Hiltrup, Germany

Professor of Accounting and Controlling, Adam-Ries-University, Erfurt, Germany

Professor of Accounting, Munich Business School, Munich, Germany

Adjunct Professor for Management Simulations, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China

Seminar leader for budget planning at CSS Computer Software Studio, GmbH, Fulda, Germany.

Adjunct Professor for Accounting and Controlling in the MBA-program of the Munich Business School.

Since 2005
Adjunct Professor for Management Accounting in the international MBAProgram of the Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg.

Adjunct Professor for Financial Accounting in the BBA-Program of the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Warsaw, Poland.

Since 2001
Adjunct Professor for Comparative International Accounting, Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Management Accounting in the MBA-Programs of the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Handelshochschule Leipzig, Germany.

Ecommerce training at SAP University, Waldorf, Germany.

Adjunct Professor, then Professor of Controlling and Accounting, The International University in Germany, Bruchsal.

Development and introduction of a controlling system for the IKK Sachsen-Anhalt (medical insurance company), Magdeburg, Germany.

Developed process accounting system to divide costs more accurately between emergency medical and fire departments’ dispatcher service on contract for Ohre County and the IKK Sachsen-Anhalt (medical insurance company). Results adopted state-wide in Saxony-Anhalt and cited in court decisions in Lower Saxony and Hessia.

Director of the international MBA program and the undergraduate "dual-degree" programs "International Business Studies" and "International Tourism Studies."

Negotiated faculty/student exchange programs with "dual-degree" partners:

University of Cardiff (Wales, UK), Southern Oregon University, (USA),

University of South Carolina (USA), and Pfeiffer University (M.B.A.) (USA).

Professor (C3) of Controlling and Management Accounting, Harz University of Applied Sciences, Wernigerode, Germany.

Retired, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves, after eight annual summer tours of duty as Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Bonn.

Professor (C2) of Business Administration and Economics, College of Public Administration -- North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne, Germany.

Negotiated faculty/student exchange programs with University of Liverpool (U.K.) and Université de Lille (France).

Consultant (accounting systems and controlling) for ORDO, GmbH, restructuring the Nikolajyiv Alumina Works, Ukraine.

Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics, European Division, University of Maryland, Heidelberg, Germany.

Negotiated faculty/student exchange programs with Charles University (Czech Republic) and the University of Constance (Germany).

2 Prizes as "Teacher of the Year" at the University of Texas at Austin and from the U. S. Army.

Negotiated faculty/student exchange programs with Oita University (Japan) and Han Nam University (South Korea).

Consultant for U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank in Poland: assessed municipal financial capacity in 30 cities.

Negotiated faculty/student exchange programs with Politechnika Krakowska, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, and Kyung Hee University (South Korea).

Director of three successive, annual research and training projects sponsored by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission.

Visiting Professor of Economics (in summer program), Economic Research Institute, Gakushuin Daigaku, Tokyo, Japan.

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.

Director, M.B.A./M.P.A. dual-degree program.

Steven H. Spurr Professor of Public Policy (1990-1992).

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in Teaching (Summer 1984).

Assistant Professor, Government Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

Fulbright-Hayes Fellow (Summer 1981) in Bonn und Berlin.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Government Department, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

Ph. D. in Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Lecturer, Political Science Department, University of Missouri -- St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Director of Economic Development, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA.

Continuation of doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Graduate, Officer’s Advanced Course, U.S. Army Finance School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN.

Social Science Research Council--American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at the Institute for Local Government Administration, University of Münster, Germany, dissertation fieldwork.

First Lieutenant, 112th Provost Company, Royal Military Police, British Rhine Army (exchange officer).

Degree: C. Phil. in Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Center for West European Studies Fellow (full scholarship).

DAAD Pre-Dissertation Fellow in Bonn.

Degree: M.A. Degree in Political Science, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Commencement of doctoral studies.

Commissioned, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army.

Financial analyst (responsible for Ford Argentina) and controller (responsible for Ford Latin America) on the International Finance Staff, World Headquarters, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

Began graduate studies in political science and economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

National Defense Foreign Language Fellow in Russian (full scholarship).


Graduate studies in economics and political science at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Degree: M.A. in Economics, 1970.

National Defense Fellow in Economics (full scholarship).

Fulbright-Hayes Fellow at the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
Graduate studies in economics and social sciences.

Undergraduate studies at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. Degree: B.A. "With High Honors" and "Departmental Honors" in Foreign Careers (an interdisciplinary program of international business administration, economics, political science, and foreign languages).

Lehigh University Trustee Fellow (full scholarship).

Resident in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA. Primary Education: Manoa

Elementary School. Secondary Education: Haverford Township Jr. and Sr. High Schools.

Degree: High School Diploma.


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