Lawrence W. Inks

Clinical Associate Professor

Management & Human Resources


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


  • 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: Econ 2001.01 (200) and 2002.01 (201), or equivalent. Not open to students with credit for 3100 (400) or 701. Not open to students enrolled in UUSS, UExp or PreBSBA-PR.

  • BUSMHR 4324 - Staffing: Concepts and Competencies for Acquiring Talent

    Introduction to the scientific, legal, and administrative issues associated with the recruitment, hiring, and placement of individuals by organizations. Prereq: 2291 or 2292 (BusAdm 499.01); and 3200 (701), 4323 (653), and AcctMIS 2200 (211), 2300 (212), BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331); or enrollment regional Business Management program. Not open to students with credit for 756.

  • 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 7322 - Fundamentals of Business Excellence III

    Presentation of the strategic and tactical issues related to effective implementation and practice in HR. Prereq or concur: 7321, or permission of instructor.

  • 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.

  • BUSMHR 7308 - Organizational Development and Change

    A practical and pragmatic investigation into the conduct of change in organizations in order to improve organization performance. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 807.