Ronald DiBattista

Associate Professor + Department Chair, Graduate Business,  College of Business

Contact Information
My research interests include management, organizational behavior and educational leadership. “


Ron DiBattista taught at various colleges before joining JWU in 2002. His research interests include management, organizational behavior and educational leadership. He combines his love of teaching and his contributions to the organizational behavior field to support student professionalism and growth.

DiBattista has published articles in numerous journals, and has chaired over 100 accreditation visits for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, DC.

His work experience offers several opportunities for sharing in the classroom. In-depth discussions include how to manage people, innovation, ideas, strategy and cost. Students describe DiBattista as friendly, accessible and fair, challenging them to think and be creative in their problem-solving.

DiBattista’s hobbies include travel, sports (particularly baseball and golf), music and spending time with family.

Personal Statement

Higher education has been my career. I started as a professor in the management department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After two years, I left teaching to obtain more experience as a manager. I took a position as the Director of Education at a small, private school in Indiana. There, I hired and evaluated faculty; hired a librarian and oversaw the co-op director. This management experience led to another experience as an administrator where I learned budgets, finance and marketing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Administration
  • Management

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management, 1990-present
  • Northeast Education Research, 2005-present 
  • Society for the Advancement of Management, 2006-present