Frank Hamilton

Professor of Management

John Satterfield Outstanding Mentor Award, 2017

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B.S., Kent State University
M.S. University of Southern California
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2005

Professor Frank Hamilton

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 from the military, Frank co-founded a high-quality, high-volume, spay/neuter clinic (HQHVSN) focusing on the ending of companion animal euthanasia in Hillsborough County. His work appears in The Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Business Ethics: A European Review, Anthrozoos, The Journal of Urban Affairs, Frontiers of Veterinary Science, The Journal of Ethics in Leadership, The Journal of Market Focused Management, Leadership: The Key Concepts, and in The Public Affairs Times.

Research Interests

Leadership and leadership development, organizational creation and development, the creation of shared values, and public policy for companion animals.


  • EN 204S Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • EN 411 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MN 110S Principles of Management and Leadership
  • MN 310S Operations Management
  • MN 371 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MN 385 Leadership in Complex Organizations
  • MN 406S Nonprofit Management

Selected Publications

  • Wolf, P. & Hamilton, F. (2020). Managing Free-roaming Cats in U.S. Cities: An Object Lesson in Public Policy and Citizen Action. Journal of Urban Affairs, (May 2020)
  • Hamilton, F. (2019). Implementing nonlethal solutions for free-roaming cat management in a county in the southeastern United States. Frontiers of Veterinary Science. 6:259. doi: 10.3389/fvets2019.002559 (August 2019)
  • 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.) Leadership: The Key Concepts, (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
  • Hamilton, F. & Bean, C. (2005). The Importance of Context, Belief and Values in Leadership Development. Business Ethics: A European Review, 14(4), 336-347 (October 2005).