R. Greg Bell received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is serving as the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professor of Management. He teaches courses in Global Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Economics (1991) and MBA in Finance (1992) at the University of North Texas, he joined Fidelity Investments where he served for over twelve years. He later taught courses in International Finance and Corporate Finance at Dallas Baptist University (2003-2005) and Corporate Strategy at The University of Texas at Arlington (2005-2008).
His research on corporate governance and international business has been published
in leading management and entrepreneurship journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic
Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and others. Since joining the University of Dallas he has helped develop the Sustainable Business Network, Entrepreneurship Society, and the Executives on Campus programs.
Why did you become a professor?
I was fortunate to have wonderful teachers invest in me. I love teaching, and want to invest in the lives of our students.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Teaching is very challenging! I very much enjoy the challenges and opportunities that teaching both graduate and undergraduate students have presented me.
What do you hope students gain from your courses?
In both teaching and research, my interests and attention have been on helping students be prepared to design and implement corporate strategies that effectively balance institutional expectations with shareholder demands and achieve superior ‘triple bottom line’ performance.
What did you do prior to entering academia?
I worked in a variety of roles at Fidelity Investments. That experience with such a strong organization has proven to be valuable in helping lead the College.
What are you passionate about outside of the University?
Growing in my relationship with God, spending time with my best friend (my wife!), training my Labrador retriever, and fishing.
What are your research interests?
My research agenda falls at the intersection of institutions, governance and corporate strategy. Specifically, my interests lie in understanding how these three factors interact with one another to influence organizational behaviors and outcomes.