Kenneth M. Sweet

Assistant Professor of Human Resources Management
Office: Central Academic Building Room 439H
Phone: (210) 784-2364

Kenneth Sweet joined the faculty at Texas A&M University - San Antonio in July of 2016. Dr. Sweet earned Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Texas State University – San Marcos, and completed his Ph.D. in Management at the University of Houston in 2012.

Dr. Sweet is also Major Sweet in the Texas Army National Guard, and brings more than 20 years of professional military leadership into the classroom. He currently serves as an Operations Research / Systems Analysis Officer (FA49) in the 71st Theater Information Operations Group at Camp Mabry, TX. He holds professional certifications in project management (PMP) and human resources (PHR and SHRM-CP).

Dr. Sweet teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational leadership, human resources management, and organizational behavior. His unique perspective results from experiences as a first-generation college student, a military veteran, and an active member of Academe. As a result, his educational style focuses on problem-based learning, critical thinking, creativity, and most importantly, preparation for the professional work environment.

Research Interests

Courses Taught

  • Workplace Deviance
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Business Pedagogy
  • Employee Adaptation
  • MGMT 5344 Organizational Leadership
  • MGMT 4344 Organizational Leadership
  • MGMT 4341 Compensation and Benefits
  • MGMT 3325 Human Resources Management

Sweet, K.M. & Harrison, T. 2018. Mini-Cases: Overcoming Common Challenges of Case Learning in Undergraduate HR Courses. Journal of Human Resources Education, 12 (1): 1-23. 

Sweet, K.M. & Velez-Castrillion, S. 2015. Teaching Geopolitical Risk in Business Strategy: An Opportunity for Critical Skill Development. Journal of Strategic Management Education, 11 (1).

Sweet, K.M., Witt, L.A., & Shoss, M.K. 2015. Managing Adaptive Performers: The Interactive Effects of Leader-Member Exchange and Perceived Organizational Support on Employee Adaptive Performance. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 15 (1): 49-62.

Board Member – Southwest Academy of Management

Member – San Antonio Human Resource Management Association

Member – Alamo PMI

Advisor – Jaguar Business Club

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