Richard Peregoy received his BS degree, Magna Cum Laude, from LaSalle College in 1958, and the MBA degree from Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. In 1978 he earned his doctoral degree from Pace University.
In 1991 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas, where he teaches Experiential Leadership, Spirituality in Leadership, Team Building, Organizational Behavior and Strategic Policy Management and Implementation. From August 1994 to January 1995 he was visiting professor at Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) in Salvador, Brazil. He continues teaching and consulting in Brasil. In Spring 1995 he was named Human Resources Program Director serving until May 1996 when he became International Management Program Director serving until 2005.
He has taught Business Policy/Strategic Management since the early 1960's. Since 1997, he has taught Experiential Leadership. Since 2006 he has also taught Spirituality in Leadership. Several papers on leadership and strategic management issues are in various stages of research and publication. Together with J. Lee Whittington, he has conducted or is scheduled to conduct Professional Development Workshops on Ethical Dimensions of Leadership and on Integrating Spirituality into the MBA curriculum. He has been awarded several King/Haggar grants to continue the study of the rising visibility of Spirituality in Leadership in both an academic and practical manner
Richard is a former volunteer psychiatric teacher and has lectured and written in management, industrial engineering, and human resources. He formerly held faculty positions at Rutgers University, the State University of New York, Nova University, Florida International University, and served as Chairman of Economics & Business Administration at St. Thomas University. Along with Dr. Howard Gitlow and Dr. Noriaki Kano he pioneered the founding and development of the University of Miami Institute for the Study of Quality in Manufacturing and Service. He is a frequent speaker at professional sessions on the management process. He is a member (or former member) of the Decision Sciences Institutes, of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Association of Internal Management Consultants, the Western Academy of Management and the Academy of Management. He is a co-founder and trustee of The Productivity Center, Inc., and an original member of the Deming Study Group of Dallas. He is a certified Esogetic Colorpuncture practitioner.
His experience since 1968 includes international management consulting, industrial engineering, and human resources with special emphasis upon efforts to improve organizational effectiveness through productivity and quality. He serves clients in a wide variety of management studies and services, including strategies and implementation of Total Quality Management. At present, he limits his practice to assignments that provide for continually improving classroom performance.
From 1952 to 1960, he was active in formation and management of a mechanical construction sub-contracting firm in Philadelphia. After earning his MBA, he joined Merck, Sharp & Dohme in Philadelphia as an Assistant Industrial Engineer. In 1961 he joined Johnson & Johnson, serving successively as an Industrial Engineer, Senior Industrial Engineer, Supervisor of Labor Research, and Labor Relations Coordinator. In 1966, he joined Martin-Marietta as Regional Manager of Labor Relations, and was later promoted to Corporate Employee Relations Manager. In 1967, he joined Exxon Chemical as Division Head of Labor Relations. From 1967 to 1978 he was an Independent Management Consultant. In 1978 he became Coordinator of Advisory Services in the Management Services Department at Florida Power & Light Company.