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Ed Grasso
Professor of Decision Sciences
Coordinator of the Management Discipline

Forrer 121
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Frank Hamilton

Associate Professor of Management

Frank HamiltonBehavioral Sciences Collegium
BS, Kent State University, MS University of Southern California, PhD, University of South Florida, 2005

Research Interests

Leadership and leadership development, grassroots organizational creation and development, the creation of shared values, public management, social entrepreneurship, sense making and framing in all three sectors.

Phone: 727.864.8063
Email Professor Hamilton
Office: Forrer 104
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Frank Hamilton joined the faculty at Eckerd College in 2004 after spending 22 years traveling the world as an officer in the US Army serving in a variety of leadership positions including the Pentagon. After retiring, he founded his own business. Later, Frank and his wife started a high-quality, high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic focusing on the ending of companion animal euthanasia in Hillsborough County. His work has appeared in The Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Business Ethics: A European Review, Anthrozoos, The Journal of Ethics in Leadership, The Journal of Market Focused Management, Key Concepts in Leadership Studies, and in the Public Affairs Times.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


  • MN110S Principles of Management and Leadership
  • MN310 Operations Management
  • MN371 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MN385 Leadership in Complex Organizations
  • MN406S Nonprofit Management
  • MN411 Social Entrepreneurship

Selected Publications

  • Hamilton, F. (2010). Leading, organizing and managing social change for companion animals. Anthrozoos, 23(3), 277-292 (September 2010)
  • Hamilton, F. (2008). Servant-Leadership. In A. Marturano & J. Gosling (Eds.) Key Concepts in Leadership Studies (pp. 146-150).London: Routledge.
  • Hamilton, F. & Ritch, S. (2006).  Ethics in the first person: Applying adult transformative learning.  The Journal of Ethics in Leadership, 2(1), 78-94 (Fall 2006).
  • Bean, C. & Hamilton, F. (2006). Leader framing & follower sensemaking after downsizing.  Human Relations, 59(3), 321-349 (March 2006). 2006 Emerald Management Citations of Excellence Award Top 50 Articles in Business and Economics Journals

Fiske Recognition

Fiske Guide 2013 Eckerd College has been recognized for Business in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013.

Management at Eckerd

Combined, management majors and business administration majors comprise one of the largest programs of study at Eckerd College, providing many opportunities to interact with students of different perspectives. The department is continuing to grow and foster opportunities for learning and interning abroad.