Our Faculty

A unique balance of theory and practice.

Robinson is widely recognized for its quality classroom instruction. That’s because our professors come to class with a rare combination of academic knowledge and real-world business experience.

Nate Bennett, Ph.D.

Leadership, Strategy, Innovation, Top Management Team Dynamics, Organizational Change

Nathan Bennett, Ph.D., is a Professor of Leadership and innovation at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Over the years, Professor Bennett has won numerous awards for his teaching in both Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. He is co-author (with Stephen Miles) of two Stanford University Press books, Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO and Your Career Game: How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals.

Rob Williams, Ph.D.

Adaptive Leadership, Change Management, Collaboration, Creativity, Strategic Innovation

Robert (Rob) Williams, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, is a social psychologist who works with individuals and organizations on developing leadership, group and organizational dynamics, collaboration and conflict resolution, and organizational development. Rob continues an active research and writing interest in leadership development, social advocates, and group dynamics (primarily collaboration and conflict).

V. Kumar, Ph.D.

Customer Lifetime Value, Marketing Research, Social Media, Strategic Marketing

Dr. V. Kumar (VK) is the Richard and Susan Lenny Distinguished Chair Professor of Marketing, and Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Brand and Customer Management, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He was recently ranked amongst the top 5 marketing scholars worldwide based on his research productivity. Dr. Kumar has been recognized with many teaching and research excellence awards and has published numerous articles.

Udaiyan Jatar, MBA

Iconic Branding, Innovation and Creativity, Strategic Marketing, Sustainability

Udaiyan Jatar (U.J.), MBA, is an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and also the Founder and CEO of Blue Earth Network. He has led global businesses like the $400 million joint venture between The Coca-Cola Company and Nestle and launched numerous products across six continents. His innovation career spans 20 years in companies like Coca-Cola, P&G, and Grey Advertising where he led the launches of brands like Pantene, Vicks, Sprite, Powerade, Nestea, and Honda in different parts of the world.