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Gary Wolbers

Instructional Assistant Professor
Department of Management
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Gary joined the Management and Quantitative Methods Department as an Instructional Assistant Professor in Fall 2017. He teaches Organizational Behavior and Organizational Theory at ISU, including Leadership, Organizational Change, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources.

Gary received his Doctorate of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University in June 2016, and was a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Monmouth College prior to joining ISU. Before academia, Gary was a mid-market commercial lending officer and manager in the banking industry, serving the financial needs of privately-held small- and mid-sized enterprise with revenues less than $500 million.

Current Courses

421.001Analysis Of Organizational Behavior

421.003Analysis Of Organizational Behavior




Teaching Interests & Areas

Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Management

Research Interests & Areas

Mid-sized Firm Growth

DBA Strategy, Organizational Theory, Entrepreneurship

St. Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa

MBA Marketing concentration

St Ambrose University
Davenport, IA

BBA Finance

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Journal Article

Wolbers, G. & Pillutla, A. K. (2022). Mid-size firm growth: The process and empirical examination of key drivers. International Small Business Journal 40(6). Sage.
Wolbers, G., & Pillutla, A. What Drives Growth in Midsized Firms?. Harvard Business Review (2021)


Wolbers, G. (2022). The Building Blocks of Value-add; an Organizational Behavior Perspective. IMA Regional Conference. Moline, IL. May
The Semi-Structured Interview & Qualitative Research.. Methods Research. St. Ambrose University. (2017)