Professor of Organizational Leadership
As professor of organizational leadership for the Department of Professional Studies, George has taught in various capacities since 1990. He holds a PhD in management from Walden University, an MS in management of human resources from National Lewis University, and a BS in economics and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin.
Often referred to as "Dr. B" by his students, he is responsible for teaching courses in Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Strategic Management, Organizational Theory, Organizational Communication, Human Resource Management, Conflict Resolution, Research Methods, and Operations Management. As a consultant and researcher, his work centers on enhancing organizational and leadership effectiveness, developing shared value systems, improving the use of teams, and connecting management theory with operational practice.
He is currently affiliated with the Academy of Management and the Society for Human Resource Management and regularly serves as a peer reviewer for the Management Education and Organizational Behavior Divisions of the Academy of Management.
Living along the banks of the Washougal River, George and his wife Meg are avid outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and cross country skiing. Their latest adventures include climbing Mt. St. Helens and kayaking in the Columbia Gorge. George and Meg are proud parents of four married children: Michelle and family, who live in San Francisco; and Erik, Daniel, and Anna, who have settled with their families here in the Northwest. The Byrteks have been blessed with seven grandchildren and are doing their best to spoil them.