Prior to joining UTB in Fall 2010 he was the head of the management and information systems department and the Maurice Tatum endowed professor of business at Louisiana Tech University. Before moving to Louisiana Tech he was the George and Robert Pirtle professor of free enterprise and head of the management and marketing department at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Dr. Kroll has also worked and taught abroad. In the Summer of 1997 he was a visiting professor of strategic management at the Instituto Technologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey. In the Fall of 1999 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Vietnam’s Hanoi School of Business. Dr. Kroll also served as a visiting professor of strategic management at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore during academic years 2009 and 2018.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Kroll has published over 80 refereed journal articles, 80 papers and 5 books, variously related to the field of strategic management and entrepreneurship. His papers have appeared in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. His research has primarily focused on the areas of corporate governance and the role of top management teams in determining the performance of young, entrepreneurial firms. Dr. Kroll holds a doctorate of business administration from Mississippi State University. He also holds a bachelor of business administration degree in finance and an MBA from Sam Houston State University.