Glassman, Troy

Academic Chair Online Programs / Assistant Professor of Management
Business, Nathan M. Bisk College of

Personal Overview

Dr. Glassman was a Career Military Army Officer with over 30 ½ years serving both the enlisted ranks (promoted through the rank of Sergeant First Class) and the officer ranks (Retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel). The majority of his time in the military was spent within the Special Operations Community; enlisted years with 1st Ranger Battalion and Ranger Department and officer years; commanding and staff positions with the United States Army Special Operations Command and Joint Special Operations Command. His last military position was with Florida Tech as the Professor of Military Science, commanding the Army ROTC program.

Dr. Glassman has a B.A. in Business Administration, M.S. in Logistics Management, and PhD in Organization and Management. His current interests include organizational behavior, organizational development, organizational design, adaptive leadership, critical analysis, logistics management, and contingency planning.

He has taught numerous management and leadership classes both on campus and online. Dr. Glassman has been a frequent speaker on managerial and leadership topics.

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Educational Background

Ph.D., Organization and Management

M.S., Logistics Management

B.A., Business Administration

Recognition & Awards

Academic Awards:

  • Selected to receive and participate within the Faculty IPad Technology initiative, 2015.
  • Awarded Florida Tech President’s University of Excellence Award, 2013 and 2014.
  • Recognized as a Demonstrated Master Logistician, 2008.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude for B.A. Business Administration, St. Leo University, 2000.

Military Honors:

  • Received Legion of Merit for outstanding military service; top 5% of Professor of Military Science, 2015.
  • Received top performance ratings for performance; top 5-10% ratings on all ratings, 1997-2014.
  • Received outstanding Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math (STEM) Recruiting Awards, 2012-2014.
  • Achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and Battalion Command, Principle Select, 2013.
  • Selected and completed Logistics Executive Development Course, 2004.
  • Recipient, one of the first three from Special Operations Support Command for the Bronze Star, 2001.
  • Recipient, Honor Graduate and Leadership Award, Basic Officer Course, 1996.
  • Recipient, Distinguished Military Graduate,OfficerCandidateSchool, 1996.
  • Recipient, Distinguished Honor Graduate, Advanced NCO Course, 1991.
  • Recipient, Honor Graduate and Top Physical Fitness, Basic NCO Course, 1989.
  • Recipient, Military Leadership Award and Top Physical Fitness, Primary Leadership Course.

Military Awards:

  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal, Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom-2
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal- 2
  • Meritorious Service Medal- 3
  • Army Commendation Medal- 3
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal- 5
  • Expert Field Medical Badge
  • Master Parachutist Badge
  • Military Freefall Parachutist Badge
  • Parachute Rigger Badge
  • Ranger Tab
  • Royal Thai Airborne Wings
  • Jordanian Airborne Wings

Current Courses

  • Organizational Behavior, BUS 4502 (On-campus)
  • Organizational Behavior, BUS 5450 (On-line)
  • Logistics Capstone, MGT 5903 (On-line)

Professional Experience

Professional Academic Experience:

  • Invited speaker at the senior mentor during Senior Leadership Course (Pre-command Course), Ft. Knox, Kentucky; Adaptive Leadership, teaching methods, and recruiting efforts, (August, 2014)
  • Invited speaker at Liberty University; Liberty University, (May, 2014).
  • Invited speaker at Senior Leadership Workshop, Savannah, Georgia; High School Interview Techniques and Recruiting Efforts, (Dec 2013)
  • Conducted numerous presentations throughout each year (2000 – 2013) in areas of leadership, recruiting, assessment, motivation, and inspiring those to lead.

Professional Employment Experience:

  • Academic Chair, International Business, Healthcare Management, and Supply Chain Management, Online Programs and Assistant Professor of Management, Florida Institute of Technology, (June 2015 – present)
  • Adjunct Faculty (Online), Florida Institute of Technology University Alliance, (May 2010 - May 2015)
  • Adjunct Faculty (Online), Florida Institute of Technology, (June 2009 – May 2015)
  • Adjunct Faculty (Online), Excelsior College (Online), (August 2009 – January 2014)

United States Army, Various Locations:

  • Professor of Military Science (PMS), Florida Institute of Technology, (April 2011- May 2015)
  • Serving both the enlisted ranks (promoted through the rank of Sergeant First Class) and the officer ranks (Retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel). The majority of the time in the military was spent within the Special Operations Community; enlisted years with 1st Ranger Battalion and Ranger Department and officer years; commanding and staff positions with the United States Army Special Operations Command and Joint Special Operations Command, (January 1985 – April 2011)

Professional Service and Committee Experiences:

  • President’s Task Force on Competency-Based Education, Florida Tech, 2015 – present.
  • President’s Quality of Life Committee, Florida Tech, 2015 – present.
  • ROTC Advisory Council, Florida Tech, 2015 – present.
  • Faculty Selection Committee Member for Academic Chair Online, Management, 2015.
  • Faculty Selection Chair for Assistant Professor of Management, 2015.
  • Faculty Selection Committee Member for Academic Chair Online, Marketing, 2015.
  • Senate Welfare Committee, Florida Tech, 2015 – present.
  • Ph.D. Committee, Florida Tech, 2015 – present.
  • Graduate Thesis Committee, Florida Tech, 2014 – present.
  • Graduate Thesis Committee for the first Interdisciplinary Science Committee, Florida Tech, 2012.

Additional Duties

Academic Chair for International Business, Healthcare Management, and Supply Chain, Online Programs and Assistant Professor of Management. Duties involve planning, developing, and supervising the academic functions of the online program areas; growth of the program areas, including marketing and recruiting; teaching six online and three campus-base courses per calendar year; coordinating all necessary academic and administrative approvals for the online programs, including new program development; recruiting, approving, and supervising adjunct faculty in both, course development process and teaching of courses; performing service and administrative assignments; as well as advising students.