Robert Goodwin earned his undergraduate degree from Husson in 1962 and then his Masters in Education from UMO in 1973. He began working at Husson when the college moved to its current campus in the Fall, 1968 as Data Processing Instructor – which is pre-computers! He was promoted to Assistant Professor 1981 and granted tenure in 1983.
While serving as CIS Department Head off and on for many years, he accomplished the following:
Ran the administrative data processing center (punched cards) while teaching full time in the 60s; recommended and supervised the installation of two terminals connected to the Dartmouth Time-Sharing System; designed and taught the first programming course using the DTSS—(Basic) 1970; prepared the justification study for the implementation of a DEC PDP 11/40; designed and assisted in programming the administrative applications; supervised the DEC system which was used both by administration and students; designed and implemented the installation of an IBM System which was used by both administration and students, supervised the operation of the IBM system on multiple upgrades; and designed and implemented the installation of an instructional network with 50 terminals using PCs including assisting many faculty with the acquisition and learning to use their first computers.
Robert Goodwin assisted in the development of the A.S. and B.S. degrees and worked to update the curricula with new courses for currency. He also provided an array of service to the Institution including serving on the following committees:
Scholarship Committee, Commencement Committee, Dean’s Council, President’s Council, Alumni Board, NEASC Self-Studies, Promotion and Multiple-Year Contracts, and Search Committees.
Additionally, he received the Professor of the Year award from the students 17 times and was advisor to Kappa Delta Phi for 20 years. He retired in June 2009 after 41 years of teaching for Husson.
Grant, Phil, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, School of Business and Management
Phil is a management consultant, Professor of Management, and past Chair of the Department of Business Administration. He has taught graduate and undergraduate management and economics classes for over 39 years, and has engaged in management consulting and training for over 100 prominent organizations. He has been engaged in research in human resource management for 35 years, writing and publishing more than 165 academic/professional articles and ten books in the field of management. Grant has been interviewed by a variety of national media and recognized around the world with many references to his works by other authors and scholars. He has been listed as an expert on job descriptions in Nova Law Publications National Expert Witness Dictionary. Phil is the founder of the Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifices fundamental law of nature describing some basic forces causing human motivation. His latest book is cutting-edge in proposing a mathematical framework for the interpretation and prediction of motivation phenomena. In 1987, Grant's research uncovered 132 major management uses for the job description. This remains a key contribution to the development of the field of management.
There is so much information out there today that students need a lot of help sorting out what is really important and valuable. My approach to teaching is to find what is most worthwhile for the student and to make darn sure the student understands, appreciates, and can use this material to make a meaningful life contribution.