Fisher College of Business logo

Lawrence W. Inks

BiographyCourses

Larry Inks, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.  He teaches both undergraduate and graduate level classes in the areas of talent management, organizational behavior, human resource management, staffing and research methods.  He is actively involved in executive education programs and initiatives offered through the Fisher College of Business as well as consulting to external organizations. 

Most recently, Dr. Inks was Vice President, Organization and Leadership Development for Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio from 2001-2005. Prior to Cardinal Health, Larry worked with AlliedSignal as head of Organization and Leadership Development for their Polymers business.  He also worked for a number of years with PepsiCo in both human resource generalist and organization development positions.  In addition, he served for several years on the faculty of the Management Department of the Barton School of Business at Wichita State University, teaching in the areas of organization development, organization behavior, human resource management and business decision making and analysis. 

Larry has received a number of teaching awards while at The Ohio State University, including the Fisher Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Fisher Pace Setters Teaching Award and Fisher’s award for Graduate Teaching Excellence in Management and Human Resources.  He is also a three-time recipient of recognition by members of the Sphinx/Mortar Board Senior Class honor society for the faculty/staff member having the greatest impact on the student’s educational experience while at OSU.

Areas of Expertise

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership
  • Talent Development
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Organization Change and Development

Education

  • PhD, The Ohio State University
  • MA, The Ohio State University
  • BA, Purdue University

BUSMHR 3200 - Managing Individuals in Organizations: Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Principles for managing the performance of individuals and groups in organizations; introduction to organizational behavior theory and its application to staffing, training, compensation, and appraisal.
Prereq: Soph standing. Not open to students with credit for 3100 (400) or 701. Not open to students enrolled in UUSS, UExp or PreBSBA-PR. This course is available for EM credit.

BUSMHR 7304 - Talent Management

Overview of concepts, practices, issues and learnings related to strategically managing talent to develop organizational capability and meet strategic business goals and objectives.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 846.

BUSMHR 7306 - Understanding Teams & Leadership for Human Resource Managers

A focus on the manager's role in dealing with individuals and work teams. Other topics include: work design, communications, leadership and motivation. 
Prereq: Enrollment in MHRM or MAcc program. Not open to students with credit for 806.

A focus on the manager's role in dealing with individuals and work teams. Other topics include: work design, communications, leadership and motivation. Prereq: Enrollment in MHRM or MAcc program. Not open to students with credit for 806.

BUSMHR 7325 - Human Resource Problem Solving

A capstone course that engages students in diagnosing and solving human resource problems. Prereq: Enrollment in MLHR program.

BUSMHR 7703 - Leadership, Talent Management, and Organizational Behavior in Health Sciences

Provides an overview of factors that influence individual and team performance and techniques to improve it with an emphasis on the businesses in the life sciences and healthcare for managerial decision making.
Prereq: Enrollment in the Graduate Business Minor in Health Sciences.