Robert Chelle

Contact Information

Robert Chelle

Lecturer, Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneur in Residence & Director, Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • MGT 220 - Entrepreneurship Sophomore Experience I
  • MGT 221 - Entrepreneurship Sophomore Experience II
  • MGT 421 - Small Business Management
  • MGT 430 - Senior Seminar in Entrepreneurship


  • University of Dayton, MBA, 1972
  • Bethany College, BA, 1970

Professional Activities

  • Boards of Directors/Advisors: DRT Manufacturing Co, The Siebenthaler Company, TE-CO Manufacturing Co, SICK-STEGMANN Mfg. Co., Prime Controls Corporation
  • The Entrepreneur's Center (a State of Ohio incubator), Trustee
  • Miami Valley Research Park, Chairman
  • Ohio Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee member

Research Interests

  • Advisory Board Effectiveness
  • Leadership Transitions in Family Businesses

Selected Publications

  • Chelle, R., McFarlin, D. (2005). Quality Research and Practical Relevance: Can We Find the Sweet Spot. Academy of Management Executive, 158-160.