Robert  Cooke

Robert Cooke



Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D. is CEO of Human Synergistics International and Associate Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was previously an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he was a National Defense (Title IV) and Commonwealth Edison Fellow. Dr. Cooke specializes in the development and validation of surveys used for individual, group, and organization development. His surveys—including the Organizational Culture Inventory, Leadership/Impact®, and Group Styles Inventory™--have been translated into numerous languages and used in thousands of organizations throughout the world for organizational development and research purposes. He is also the author of more than 75 articles, chapters, and technical reports. Cooke’s research has been selected for the William Davis Memorial Award for outstanding scholarly research and the Douglas McGregor Memorial Award for Excellence in the Applied Social Sciences. His teaching has been recognized with the MBA Professor of the Year Award and the Alumni Award for Outstanding Teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago.