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Ross Arkell Webber

Ross Arkell Webber, American management educator. Past member board directors United Way Southeastern Pennsylvania, American Water Systems, Arcadis, Netherlands; coach youth athletics, fund raiser for church, religious educator. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1956-1959.

Background

  • Webber, Ross Arkell was born on July 18, 1934 in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Son of Richard and Muriel (Arkels) Webber.

  • Education

    • Biosystems Engineering, Princeton University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1966. Master of Science (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1972.

    Career

    • Industrial engineer Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, 1959-1961. Instructor Columbia University, New York City, 1961-1964. Lecturer Wharton School University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1964-1965, assistant professor, 1965-1970, associate professor, 1970-1976, professor, 1976-2000, chairman department management, 1992-1995, professor emeritus, since 2000.

      Vice president University Pennsylvania, 1981-1986. Director Wharton-Industry Executive Program, University Pennsylvania, 1966-1968, chairman Wharton International Business committee, 1968-1969, coordinator Organization Behavior and Management Group, 1968-1975, assistant department chairman, Doctor of Philosophy committee, 1972-1975, coordinator Organizational and Management Component, Advanced Management Program in Health Care Administration, 1973-1974, member University Council, 1975-1977, advisory committee Public Management Unit, The Wharton School, 1977-1981, chairman Graduate Admissions committee. Member editorial board The Wharton Magazine.

    Works

    • Guide to Getting Things Done
    • Tells how to perform time inventories, avoid procrastination, delegate power, reduce nonproductive activities, handle stress, and develop a successful management style.

    Membership

    Past member board directors United Way Southeastern Pennsylvania, American Water Systems, Arcadis, Netherlands. Coach youth athletics, fund raiser for church, religious educator. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1956-1959.

    Personality

    Interests

    Painting, tennis, skiing.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Louise Foradora, September 29, 1956. Children: Sarah Ruth, Judith Mary, Gregory Ross, Jennifer Louise, Stephen Andrew.
    • father: Richard Webber
    • mother: Muriel (Arkels) Webber
    • spouse: Mary Louise Foradora
    • children: Sarah Ruth Webber
    • Judith Mary Webber
    • Gregory Ross Webber
    • Jennifer Louise Webber
    • Stephen Andrew Webber
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    Nationality
    • 1956
      Princeton University
    • 1966
      Columbia University
    • 1972
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1959 - 1961
      Industrial engineer, Eastman Kodak Company
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1961 - 1964
      instructor, Columbia University
    • 1964 - 1965
      lecturer, Wharton School University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1981 - 1986
      vice president, University Pennsylvania
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