Robert Downey

Robert Downey

School of Business


Massry Center for Business BB 320

BA University at Albany – Business/Psychology
MBA Rensselaer (RPI) – Organizational Behavior/Strategic Management

Bob Downey

Bob comes to UAlbany with a 30+ years of industry experience. He has held many significant management positions in the Nutraceutical and Medical sales Industries. He has also been an Entrepreneur starting two businesses and his varied experience uniquely qualifies him for the teaching arena.

He teaches courses in Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Productivity and Change Management, and Managerial Leadership and Decision Making to Undergraduates. His Graduate classes are in Change Management and Organizational Behavior & Managerial Skills. He also co-teaches an intersessional course of Strategy for International Business Students from South America. In addition, he has taught a Motivation and Productivity class to private industry. In addition to his 9 years at UAlbany he has held teaching positions at Rensselaer (RPI), College of St. Rose, and was an adjunct grader for Empire State College.

Industry Positions

President, Heritage USA
National Medical Programs Manager, Nutramax Laboratories, Inc.
Regional Manager, Generation II USA
President /CEO, Advanced Biomed Industries
Independent Consultant, Capital Consultants
Trainer, Key Bank NY

Courses Taught

BMGT 341
BMGT 400
BMGT 450
BMGT 470
BMGT 513
BMGT 661


Sarbanes-Oxley and the Theorized Missing Link: Ceo-Board Power, Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, (2019) 19(4): 91-102
with Raymond K. Van-Ness, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA, Charles F. Seifert, Siena College, Loudonville, New York, USA, Robert A. Downey, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA