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Associate Professor
D.B.A., Cleveland State University

Robert Young

Robert Young headshotAssociate Professor

D.B.A., MBA, Cleveland State University
B.B.A., Kent State University

Dr. Robert B. Young has over 25 years of teaching and higher education administrative experience. Prior to joining the faculty at Baldwin Wallace University, Young taught at a wide variety of colleges and universities including Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, David N. Myers University, Capital University and Lorain County Community College. Young has been an adjunct professor in the undergraduate and MBA program at BW since 2005. Additionally, Young was dean of the Richard Desich School of Business at Lorain County Community College from 2002 until 2014. He was also dean of the College of Business and Public Services at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana in Evansville from 2014 to 2015. His academic interests include marketing, market research, consumer behavior, international marketing, management and business strategy.    

Prior to his academic career, Young held director and vice-president-level positions at various Cleveland-based corporations including ICI Paints, KeyCorp and Griswold Advertising. He has also been involved as a founder in two entrepreneurial, family owned, small businesses. He has done projects for many clients including Dutch Boy Paints, Hoover Vacuum, American Electric Power, Royal Appliance, Moen Faucet, Red Seal Electric Company, Arby’s, Sherwin Williams, Schwebel Baking Company, Allied Equipment, Stanek Windows, Ponderosa Restaurants and Invacare Corporation among many others. Young has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kent State University and a Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. Young has also published several articles in scholarly journals including the Journal of Services Marketing, Business Horizons and the Journal of Services Marketing Quarterly. He published a book chapter in the New World Marketing series and has presented at a number of conferences in the USA and the United Kingdom. Young also maintains an active small business consulting practice focused on marketing strategies to help grow small businesses.