John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation

The Neff College of Business and Innovation Says Farewell to Professors Dwyer, Griswold, Longenecker

May 6, 2021 | John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation News

By John Anderson III

The John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation has three faculty members retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year: Dr. Dale Dwyer, Professor Selina Griswold and Dr. Clint Longenecker.

These distinguished educators and researchers have contributed over 90 years of service to The University of Toledo.

“These three faculty members, all from the Department of Management, will be sorely missed. They have contributed greatly in many ways to the College, University and Toledo community. Their expertise and outreach efforts have impacted thousands of students and business professionals,” said Dr. Anne L. Balazs, dean of the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation. “We are grateful for their years of service and commitment to excellence.”

Dr. Dale Dwyer, Professor of Management joined The University of Toledo faculty in 1989 and served as Chair of the Department of Management.

He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and both an M.A. and B.A. in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.

In 1995, Dr. Dwyer received the “University Outstanding Teaching Award,” a distinction conferred only once upon a faculty member, as well as the first UToledo “Student Impact Award” in 2011.

Dwyer is the author of the top-selling SHRM-published book, Got a Minute? The 9 Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn (2010), as well as Got A Solution? HR Approaches to 5 Common and Persistent Business Problems (2014), both with co-author Dr. Sheri A. Caldwell, and Needy People: Working Successfully with Control Freaks and Approvalholics, which was a 2018 finalist for the American BookFest Best Business Management and Leadership books.

His newest book, Managing in a 21st Century Organization, was released in 2019.

Dr. Dwyer consults with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations on human resource management and leadership development projects. His research is primarily in the areas of employee control and stress, and he holds board membership and offices with several professional societies and community boards.

 Ms. Selina Griswold has been a business professor at The University of Toledo for over 30 years. 

Professor Griswold has authored three diversity textbooks: Managing Workplace DiversityWorkplace Diversity: A Training Guide for Individuals & Organizations & Managing Diversity in the Workplace: A Practical Approach that are utilized in collegiate classes all around the United States.

Professor Griswold received the honorable distinction of University of Toledo Outstanding Teacher Award in 2012.

She is also the first faculty member in the Neff College of Business and Innovation to receive the college’s Diversity Award in 2012 (and again in 2021) for outstanding diversity research and service.

Professor Griswold has been voted Who's Who Among America's Teachers for many years, was selected as an Outstanding University of Toledo Woman of the Year and Outstanding University of Toledo Minority Alumna along with other community awards.

Ms. Griswold is fueled by her passion to help organizations with their diversity, equity and inclusion strategic processes, providing insight into foundational competencies and building their skills through training, diversity education and research.

Where she thrives is in creating solutions to systemic isms that move the culture in organizations through diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) best practices, creating diversity and inclusion commitments and competencies that are at the center of a company’s cultural transformation.

As a diversity officer, consultant and educator, Griswold has been teaching, leading and consulting on managing diversity and inclusion for over 22 years.

In 2017, Ms. Griswold created the Young Executive Scholars (Y.E.S.) Program to help underrepresented high school students who will be first-generation college students have the confidence, leadership and business etiquette skills that will assist them with excelling in the collegiate and business world.

Griswold holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and Computer Systems from The University of Toledo, a Master of Science in Management from Purdue University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Foundations of Education focusing on Social Justice at the University of Toledo.

Dr. Clint Longenecker is an award-winning educator and a Distinguished University Professor, the highest permanent honor that The University of Toledo bestows on its teaching faculty. 

His teaching, research and consulting interests are in high-performance leadership and creating great organizations.

He has been the recipient of over sixty (60) outstanding teaching, service and research awards and numerous industry awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Toastmasters International Leadership Award, The Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service and numerous “Best Professor” recognitions.

Dr. Longenecker has published over 200 articles and papers in leading academic and professional journals including the Sloan Management Review, Industrial Management, Business Horizons, European Business Review, and Organizational Dynamics among others.

He is a frequent media source and his research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, MSNBC, NPR and a wide variety of media outlets.

Dr. Longenecker is also a critically acclaimed professor in The Great Courses Critical Business Skills Series – Organizational Behavior Course, released in 2015.

His newest book, The Successful Career Survival Guide is a chronicle of best practices and key research findings designed to help readers improve their personal effectiveness and career trajectory.

He is also the co-author of two best-selling leadership books, Getting Results: Five Absolutes for High Performance and Two-Minute Drill: Lessons for Rapid Organizational Improvement from America’s Greatest Game.

Clint is an active management consultant, educator and executive coach whose clients include a wide variety of Fortune 500 firms and entrepreneurial organizations including Harley-Davidson, ConAgra, SSOE, ProMedica Health Systems, Whirlpool, Eaton Corporation, Cooper Tire, Dana Corporation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Owens-Illinois Inc. among others.

Dr. Longenecker has also served as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of the West Indies Barbados and has also lectured extensively in Poland, Hungary and Russia.

He holds a B.B.A. in Marketing, an M.B.A. in Management, both from The University of Toledo, and a Ph.D. in Management from The Pennsylvania State University.

The Neff College of Business and Innovation Says Farewell to Professors Dwyer, Griswold and Longenecker.
Last Updated: 6/27/22