After graduating from the University of Florida in Electrical Engineering in 1965, Robert Hyatt, Jr. immediately went on active duty as a 2nd Lt in the US Army, having gone through their ROTC program. He is now a retired LTC from the US Army. He spent 4 years active duty from 1966 to 1970, and 24 years in the US Army Reserve. On being released from active duty he went to work for Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX. While there he earned an MBA from the University of Dallas and became a licensed aircraft pilot. His basic Army branch was Ordnance, but he is also qualified in Civil Affairs and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College. He retired out of the US Army in 1994. His last assignment was at the Pentagon as a Logistician. He spent almost 40 years in industry as an engineer, marketing executive, plant manager, and chief executive for 9 different companies in electromagnetics and traveled world-wide in those jobs. In that industry he had the opportunity to be a contributing author to the CRC Handbook on Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors. During his working career, he qualified as an ISO9000 internal and lead auditor. He was president or CEO of 3 companies. His last job in industry was as General Manager at Howell Electric Motors in Plainfield, NJ. Howell was bought by Imperial Electric and moved completely to China during his last two years there. Moving it was his last job before retiring. When he moved to South Carolina he retired into teaching.
His first teaching job was for Columbia College out of Columbia, MO teaching business courses. They had a satellite campus on the Naval Weapons Station (NWS) in Charleston to allow their nuclear students to take college courses between their nuclear school courses. He taught a variety of business courses for them from 2009 to 2016. That facility was closed in 2016. All of their courses were switched to on-line.
After Columbia College closed their NWS facility, He was hired by The Art Institute of Charleston. He taught a variety of courses for them to include Algebra, Accounting, Retail Math and Buying, Merchandise Management and Retail Logistics & Operations. Unfortunately, The Art Institute closed its Charleston facility in December of 2018.
He then landed a job with The University of Maryland University College teaching Business Ethics on-line. He taught there until he was hired by The Citadel. His first course at The Citadel was Operations Management, BADM310 in the Fall of 2019. He will be teaching SCMT302 in the Fall of 2020.
MBA – University of Dallas
BS (Electrical Engineering) – University of Florida
AA – University of Florida