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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

LCOB Welcomes New Dean


LCOB welcomed our new Dean, Dr. Robert Beatty, on July 1, 2014.

Dean Robert Beatty 

Dr. Beatty comes to us from Rowan University where he has served as Dean and Professor at the Rohrer College of Business since 2012. From 2010 to 2012 he held the position of Dean and Professor at the School of Global Commerce and Management at Whitworth University. In addition he has served on the faculty at Northern Illinois University, Texas Christian University, Miami University of Ohio, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Dr. Beatty earned his Doctor of Business Administration degree and Master of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University. He also holds a Master of Computer Systems Management degree from Creighton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Texas Christian University.


Dr. Beatty brings to FGCU his experience in the corporate world having worked for the Kellogg Company and the Amerada Hess Corporation. In addition, Dr. Beatty served in the United States Air Force for 23 years. He spent 13 years as a Special Agent and Commander for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005.