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SE faculty Rob Leird

Rod Leird

Assistant Professor of Management

"As managers, we're only as good as the people we hire and help develop."

Degrees Held:

  • MBA — Our Lady of the Lake University
  • B.S. in Secondary Education — Our Lady of the Lake University
  • B.S. in Biology — Oklahoma State University

Career Highlights:

2011-Present: Assistant Professor of Management, John Massey School of Business, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Ardmore, Oklahoma

2010-Present: Partner of LLC, land and farm management, Pottsboro, Texas

2010-2011: Professor of Management and Marketing, Collin College, Frisco, Texas

1976-2009: Allergan, Inc.: (retired) a global Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotechnology company. Irvine, California:

  • Vice President of Botox, Global Competitive Planning
  • Vice President of U.S. Botox Sales
  • Vice President of U.S. Dermatology Sales
  • Regional Vice President of Eye-care Sales
  • Senior Director of Managed Markets
  • Director of Allergan Optical
  • District Manager
  • Senior Territory Manager
  • Which classes do you teach online?

    Management and Organizational Behavior, Supervisory Management, Organizational Leadership, Hospitality Management

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I had a lifelong dream to teach at the college level. After spending almost 34 years at Allergan, in a variety of management and marketing positions, I felt I had the experience necessary to bring "real world" examples to the classroom.

  • What's the best advice that you have ever received?

    As managers, we're only as good as the people we hire and help develop.

  • What's the best advice that you could give your students?

    Professional development doesn't end with a degree but is a lifelong process.

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