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Rob Austin McKee

Rob Austin McKee, Ph.D.

Professor. Mentor. Rock Climber.

Rob Austin McKee is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior 

at the University of Houston–Downtown.

He earned his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Houston.


His research interests include decision-making, leadership, personality, and visceral states.

His work has appeared in Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization Management, Business Horizons,

and a book by Routledge.

He is a former nuclear reactor operator for the United States Navy and an avid rock climber.

Rob helps startups and entrepreneurs craft effective pitches, working with organizations like the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, Station Houston, and RED Labs/Owl Spark (the University of Houston and Rice University startup accelerator). 


For more information, click on the "Seminars and Workshops" tab at the top of the page.

Rob Austin McKee at Clear Creek Canyon

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