Robert Kleine III

Professor of Marketing, College of Business

Dr. Robert Kleine III joined the Western New England University faculty in 2016, serving as Dean of the College of Business from 2016 to 2019.

Before that, he served for 14 years as Associate Dean and James F. Dicke Professor of Marketing at Ohio Northern University, where he collaboratively led the creation of several programs, including a whole-campus entrepreneurial mindset initiative; the Pharmaceutical Business major, for which he served as coordinator for several years; and a Risk Management & Insurance major.

He previously served as marketing faculty, with graduate faculty status, at Arizona State University, and as a marketing consultant to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

Dr. Kleine’s influential and widely cited research has been published in top marketing journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, Psychology & Marketing, and the Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management. He received the Ferber Award for best interdisciplinary article based on a dissertation published in the Journal of Consumer Research. The Marketing Science Institute recognizes his work as “essential reading in marketing.”

In 2012, Dr. Kleine received the Instructional Innovation Award, recognizing his innovative experiential curricular development efforts. He is a member of Alpha Mu Alpha, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Gamma Theta Upsilon, and Phi Kappa Phi.