Roger D. Weikle, now dean of the College of Business Administration at Winthrop University, has been in higher education and human resources for approximately 25 years. After receiving undergraduate and masters degrees in human resource management from Marshall University in Huntington West Virginia, he worked briefly in the coal and steel industry for the Pittston Company and Bethlehem Steel Corporation. After earning a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, Dr. Weikle became interested in a higher education teaching career and began his association with Winthrop University.
Dr. Weikle has taught courses in human behavior in organizations, human resource management courses in the undergraduate, masters and executive MBA program, employment law, collective bargaining and public policy. His research interests parallel his teaching fields with much activity in the area of individual bargaining behavior, the effects of technology in the work place, union organizing campaigns, and the effects of performance appraisals and compensation on performance. This research has been published in journals in the United States, Europe and Canada. He is also a frequent contributor to academic seminars and other development programs. Dr. Weikle does more focused training for supervisors on the employment law implications of pre-employment interviews and performance appraisals.
Dr. Weikle also does labor arbitration with the Department of Labor, Division of Labor Management Services’ Arbitration Panel, having been selected one the original five-person panel in 1989 and on various contracts in the steel industry. In the past few months, he has expanded this interest into other areas of alternative dispute resolution on private issues involving contract disputes in the construction industry.
In recent years, Dr. Weikle’s work has been on issues associated with regional economic development and those contributing to the improvement of teaching, learning and applied curriculum in business schools. This work has led to active involvement with AACSB-The International Association for Management Education, SACS, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Southern Business Administration Association. He holds board memberships on the Catawba Technology Education Consortium, the SC Council for Economic Education, The MBA Roundtable, The Frank L. Roddey SC Small Business Development Center (Chair), the Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce Area Council (Treasurer), and the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation.
On a personal basis, he is married to Elizabeth (Winthrop B.S. 1982; M.S. 1984), a consultant in medical nutrition therapy, and has a daughter, Claire.