Albers School of Business and Economics
Faculty and Staff

Robert Spencer

  • Robert Spencer
    MUS, Portland State University
    BS, Portland State University
    Lecturer, Management
    Phone: 206-605-8294

    Teaching Areas

    • Management of Change
    • Business Improvement Consulting
    • Management of People
    • Intrapreneurship

    Syllabi

    Personal Bio

    Robert currently teaches Management of Change and Business Consulting courses in the Albers graduate program, and has been architecting major change programs for 35 years. He has been with Seattle University since he retired as a partner in Accenture’s Organization Effectiveness practice five years ago. While at Accenture he led various transformation programs and also managed their Leadership community of practice. In addition to teaching and guest lectures Robert remains professionally active, currently consulting [part-time] with Ernst and Young Advisory clients in their Power & Utilities practice. He is also working on a book project, Change Made Simple, and writes a couple of articles a year on various change topics. Robert’s research interests are currently on the neuroscience of change, recently co-authoring papers on “The Neuroscience of Resistance” and “Tone at the Top” that chronicled a senior leader teams successful organizational-wide alignment program. He has bachelor and master degrees from Portland State University, and several change management certifications.