BS in Mathematics, Penn State University, 1987
MBA, Hawaii Pacific University, 1996
MS in International Relations, Troy University, 1998
PhD in Organizational Leadership, Regent University, 2013
Dr. Ric Rohm came to Southeastern in 2007 after retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel from a 20-year career in the United States Army. He served in the Infantry, Ordnance, and Psychological Operations. In addition to completing his academic degrees, Dr. Rohm has graduated from numerous Army leadership schools including the U.S. Army Ranger School.
Dr. Rohm believes leadership is best learned through experience. He brings 20 years of leading and managing into what he teaches. He has run several organizations throughout his career, including both rifle and mortar platoons in the Infantry; a maintenance facility that fixed all manner of military equipment, vehicles, and weapons; and the logistics staff section for a 4,500-soldier organization that provided maintenance, supply, and transportation support in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific. Dr. Rohm’s magnum opus was commanding a military mountaineering training company and small Army garrison on the island of Cheju in South Korea. He supervised 20 American and 30 Korean employees, both soldiers and civilians, and taught over 2,700 U.S. and Korean soldiers.
Within the Special Operations community, Dr. Rohm commanded a psychological operations company focused on influencing foreign audiences throughout the Middle East. He later became the executive officer for the Middle East Psychological Operations Battalion. Dr. Rohm finished his career at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where he was a psychological operations staff officer at both the United States Central Command and Special Operations Command.
Dr. Rohm has worked and lived in several foreign countries including Bahrain, El Salvador, Germany, Iraq, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. He teaches leadership and management-related courses. Dr. Rohm and his wife have homeschooled their five children. His academic interests are in the areas of being a servant as both leader and follower in local and cross-cultural settings, experiential outdoor learning, and unconventional forms of education.