Blending Theory and Practice

Greetings IBAM’ers!

It seems like we were in Orlando just yesterday for IBAM 22, so it’s hard to believe that it’s already time for the IBAM 23 Call for Papers!

IBAM 23 will be held at Robert Morris University from Oct. 8-10, 2015. The campus of Robert Morris University is beautiful, and is just a short drive from downtown Pittsburgh. This year’s conference theme will be “Blending Theory and Practice”, so we will be looking for papers that have a practical application. We have assembled a marketing team that has already developed some very creative ideas to promote the conference, but the best promotion is word of mouth, so please share the following call with your colleagues.

Ken Levitt
IBAM President, 2013-2015

[contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/]

IBAM 22 Just 15 Days Away!

Greetings, IBAMers!  
IBAM 22 is barely two weeks away!  We are excited about a great conference at the beautiful Sheraton Resort at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, October 9-11.
Registration is still open
Linda Hoffner with Frosch Travel is handling our registration, so if you have colleagues who’ve not registered yet, please provide them with Linda’s contact information so we can share the fun and academic experience.
To register:
Keynote Speakers
We are happy to have Dr. Howard Fero and Dr. Rebecca Herman as our keynote speakers at the Friday awards luncheon.  They’ll discuss their new book Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership as it relates to our conference theme, “The Pursuit of New Knowledge”. Registered attendees will receive a complementary copy of the book.
Friday Night Excursion
There’s a wonderful excursion to Epcot planned for Friday night.  The cost is in addition to your IBAM registration, so be sure to ask Linda about that if you’ve not already done so.
View the Conference Program
The conference program is ready to view at
Select Full Program for a detailed list of the presentations. To review the abstract, just click on the title of the presentation.   You will receive a hard copy of the full conference events when you check in at the registration desk. We have a terrific lineup of presenters in every category from Idea Incubators to Pipeline Papers to fully developed research papers ready for publication.
You’ll have opportunities to network with IBAM Bloggers, JBAM (Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management) Editors, and colleagues in your research areas.
IBAM Service
We always have positions for service in IBAM as we are a completely volunteer organization, so be thinking about how you would like to be involved.
Pros on the Loose!
If your university or college has open faculty positions in our discipline, please bring those listings as we have a number of faculty in transition and students who are near the completion of their doctoral studies.  IBAM is a great source of networking for those in the job market for bricks and mortar, practitioner, and online positions.  Be sure to bring your business cards.
Okay, now put the finishing touches on your presentation, pack your bags, and get ready for a great conference! Can’t wait to see you and catch up!

IBAM 22 Keynote Speakers Announced

Ballgame_Cover_SmallThe Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management is pleased to announce this year’s IBAM 22 Conference keynote speakers are long-time IBAMers Dr. Howard Fero and Dr. Rebecca Herman, authors of Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership. Conference attendees will receive a complementary copy of the book, signed by the authors, and will enjoy their musings about their research and partnership during the awards luncheon.  Register to attend IBAM 22 October 9-11 at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista at

About the Authors

Howard C. Fero, Ph.D,

The Leadership Doc, is a leadership speaker, professor, consultant, and executive coach.  He is a sought after speaker and has been recognized as an ‘inspirational, motivational, and innovative facilitator’. Dr. Fero works with individuals and groups helping them to cultivate their leadership, identify and focus their motivation, and create high performing teams.  He is the Director of Graduate Leadership Programs and an Associate Professor of Management and Leadership at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, and was recently recognized as a Business New Haven Rising Star.  Dr. Fero lives with his three children and wife, interior designer, Lisa Fero, in Connecticut.  He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Baruch College, the City University of New York, and a Ph.D in Organizational Behavior from Claremont Graduate University.  For more information please go to

Rebecca L. Herman, Ph.D, is a leadership professor, transformational speaker, passionate volunteer leader, baseball blogger, and avid photographer.  She loves to work with people to help them achieve their fullest potential. Dr. Herman is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development for Kaplan University’s School of Business graduate programs.  Prior to her academic appointment, Dr. Herman enjoyed a successful career as a leader in Human Resources for over two decades.  She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity with over 30 years of volunteer service and is currently serving as International Vice President on the Executive Board. Dr. Herman lives with her son in San Diego, CA.  She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, a Ph.D in Organization & Management from Capella University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  For more information, please visit

IBAM 22 Registration is Open!

We’re in the final phases of acceptances for IBAM 22 in Orlando!  The conference will take place at the beautiful Sheraton Lake Buena Vista.  All conference registrations are being handled again by Linda Hoffner at Frosch travel.  To register for the conference, go to  Early registation deadline is August 30, 2014.  More details about activities and our exciting keynote speakers to come!