Assistant Professor of Management
Email Professor Rohm
BS in mathematics, Penn State University
MBA, Hawaii Pacific University
MS in international relations, Troy University
"Ric" Rohm came to Southeastern after retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel from a 20-year career in the United States Army, having served in the Infantry, in logistics, and in Special Operations. Besides completing his three academic degrees, Rohm has also graduated from numerous Army leadership schools, including the U.S. Army Ranger School. Adding life experience to education, Rohm has led and managed many organizations throughout his career, starting with a leadership role in both Rifle and Mortar Platoons in the Infantry. In the logistics field, Rohm managed a maintenance facility that fixed all manner of military equipment, vehicles, and weapons. He also managed the logistics staff section for a 4500-soldier organization, a unit responsible for providing maintenance, supply, and transportation logistics support from Hawaii throughout the Pacific Theater. In Korea, Rohm commanded a Military Mountaineering Company and small Army garrison where he supervised 20 American and 30 Korean employees.
In Special Operations, Rohm commanded a Psychological Operations Company that influenced foreign audiences throughout the Middle East. After that command, he became the executive officer in charge of the entire staff for the Middle East Psychological Operations Battalion. Rohm finished his career at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where he was a staff officer at both United States Central Command and Special Operations Command.
Having worked and lived in several foreign countries-Bahrain, Germany, Iraq, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates-Rohm is well-equipped to teach at Southeastern both the theory and the reality of international and cross-cultural business and management. It is also in his heart, moreover, to display and cultivate the servant leadership that Jesus demonstrates and to help his students incorporate a Christian worldview in their occupations and lives.
Rohm teaches the following courses: Principles of Management, Leadership & Teamwork, Organizational Behavior, International Business, and International Marketing. His academic interests are in the areas of leadership, behavior change, and cross-cultural communication.