Alan Balfour teaches graduate-level courses in leadership, social and ethical legal systems and managing international cultural differences. Balfour also teaches an Honors College Program course in business ethics. He is the recipient of several teaching awards. His areas of expertise include leadership and employment relations. His work on labor law, unions, and collective bargaining is often cited in textbooks.
Balfour holds a masters and PhD degree from Michigan State University, a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA in Liberal Arts from Albion College. Prior to joining USF in 1980, Balfour taught and held administrative positions at the University of Oklahoma, directed a research program for the State of Michigan and worked in labor relations for Proctor & Gamble Co.
- MAN 6107 - Leading Sustainable Enterprises
- Balfour, A., Fuller, S., "Third Eye Blind: What American Workers Can See that Business Professors Cannot", Forthcoming in International Journal of Management and Business Studies.
- Karlins, M. & Hargis, E. & Balfour, A. (2012) Student Ethics in an Era of Personal Entitlement, Psychological Reports, Feb. 110(1), pp. 144-148.
- Karlins, M. & Hargis, E. & Balfour, A. (2012) Danger: Competent Workers!, Advances in Management Journal, Vol. 5 (3), March.
- Balfour, A. & Fuller, S. (2010) Why Business Leaders Are Profit Motivated Rather Than Socially Motivated: The Role of Business Education, The Journal of Global Business Management, 6(2), 191-197.