Werther, William B(lanchfield), Jr. 1947-
WERTHER, William B(lanchfield), Jr. 1947-
PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1947, in New York, NY; son of William B. (in U.S. Air Force) and Thea (a manager; maiden name, Corbean) Werther; divorced; children: William B. III. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Florida, B.S.B.A. (with high honors), 1968, M.A., 1969, Ph.D., 1971. Hobbies and other interests: Travel (England, France, Portugal, Jamaica, Mexico, the Bahamas), music, sailing, theater.
ADDRESSES: Home—2843 South Bayshore Dr., Apt. 10C, Miami, FL 33133. Office—School of Business Administration, 414 Jenkins Bldg., University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124. E-mail—[email protected] mikami.edu.
CAREER: University of Florida, Gainesville, instructor, 1969-71; Arizona State University, Tempe, assistant professor, 1971-75, associate professor, 1975-78, professor of management, 1978-85; University of Miami, Coral Gables, professor of executive management, 1985—. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, arbitrator, 1973—. City of Phoenix, chair of Public Employment Relations Board, 1980-85. Conductor of executive seminars for numerous organizations, including Anheuser-Busch, Citicorp, General Motors, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and State Farm Insurance; consultant to Federal Judicial Center, American Productivity Center, and American Express.
MEMBER: International Society of Productivity and Quality Research (fellow), American Arbitration Association (arbitrator, 1973—), Academy of Management, American Society for Personnel Administrators, Industrial Relations Research Association, Arizona Industrial Relations Association, East Valley Personnel Management Association (president, 1980-81), Phi Beta Kappa.
AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow, World Academy of Productivity.
(With Carol A. Lockhart) Labor Relations in the Health Professions, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1976.
Labor Relations for Nursing, Nursing Resources, 1980.
(With Keith Davis) Personnel Management and Human Resources, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1981, 5th edition, 1996, adapted edition published in Canada as Canadian Personnel Management and Human Resources, 2nd edition, 1985.
Production through People, West Publishing, 1986.
Dear Boss, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1989.
(With Evan M. Berman) Third-Sector Management: The Art of Managing Nonprofit Organizations, Georgetown University Press (Washington, DC), 2001.
Contributor of more than fifty articles to management and business journals, including National Productivity Review, California Management Review, and Personnel Journal. North American editor, Journal of Management Development; member of editorial review board, National Productivity Review and Health Care Management.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on career management and nonprofit organization leadership.
SIDELIGHTS: William B. Werther, Jr. once told CA: "My interest in writing is to explore pathways for organizations to achieve higher levels of productivity. This adds to the wealth of society and indirectly reduces the disturbing side effects of poverty, while concurrently improving the quality of work life for those who are members of organizations. It is the organizations of society that create society's wealth. The two pressing questions facing society seem to be, how do we increase the well-being of society and the wellbeing of the lives of those who make our organizations work?"