H. Robert G. Knoop
PhD (Philosophia Doctoris)
Professor, Administration


Born in Hamburg, Germany.  Emigrated to Canada in 1960.  Returned to Germany 2001, aus   Neugier. Ich lebe in einer alten Burg in der Nähre von Greifswald.


1958-60 Bundeswehr; Gebirgsjäger, Lt.d.Res. (Berchtesgaden, Munich, Hammelburg, Bad Reichenhall).


1960-62   B. Com (Economics), Concordia University, Montreal, 1962.
1973-74   M.A. (Administration), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1974.
1974-76   Ph.D. (Administration), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1976.


1962-63  Montreal Trust Company, Montreal (internal auditor).
1973-95  PET Inc., Canada,  Professional Effectiveness Technologies (president, Consulting).
1996-2001 Psychological Type Press, Tennessee, USA (president).


1963-65 Kingston Board of Education, Kingston, Ontario (high school teacher)
1965-71 Deep River Board of Education, Deep River, Ontario (department head, high school)
1971-73 New Amsterdam Technical Institute, New Amsterdam, Guyana; under the auspices of CIDA; head of the business division.
1976-78 Concordia University, Montreal, Faculty of Business and Administration (assistant professor), MBA program.
1978-96 Brock University Ontario, Faculty of Education (Assoc. professor till 1982; then Full professor.)


Master program (Master of Arts, M.A. & Master of Educational Administration M.Ed.):
Management, leadership, organization theory, organizational behavior, organizational politics,
organizational development, organizational effectiveness, organizational change, research methods, teaching and learning methods, sport: how to win, introduction to psychology.


Erfolg spricht für sich. Es folgten viele Workshops. Ich war selten in meinem Büro in der Uni.

1974    Consulting contract with CIDA: Establishing an educational data base of for schools in the Caribbean to aid CIDA in decision making in the distribution of aid money.
1975    Consulting contract with CIDA: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Management Training Program, offered by the University of Western Ontario, delivered at the Universities of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad.
1974-5 Industry Trade and Commerce, Ottawa.  Management Development; ½ a day once a
week, for 14 months in  planning to engineers and architects. The objective was to lift an ancient ship from the ocean floor near Newfoundland.
1976    Eine Serie von Workshops für die RCMP (Bundespolizei) und OPP (Ontario Provincial Police).
1977    Bell Canada (Canada’s Telecom) in Montreal. How to reduce employee absenteeism.
1979-96 Workshops for a variety of school boards and colleges; initially on management and leadership; later (from ’89 on, on psychological type and teaching, problem solving, conflict resolution, stress management, leadership, management, and others).
1991-94 Annual management appraisals and development for all top, middle and lower management levels (deputy minister down to department managers, N=150) within a major Federal Government Department in Ottawa.
1995    Management appraisal and development for SHHRC (the federal institution that distributes research funds to University professors.
1996    Management appraisal and development for CIDA, Ottawa. (Federal Government)
1998    Leadership development seminars at the Atlantic Institute of Leadership, Cape Breton,  Province of Nova Scotia, for community college leaders.


1974    The new Mathematics Curriculum (New Math), Ontario Ministry of Education, $45,000, with Patrick Babin.
1975Bias in Textbooks against Labor Unions, the Aged, and Minorities, Ontario Ministry
           of  Education, $50,000, with Patrick Babin.
1978    Attitudes toward Exporting to the US, Industry, Trade & Commerce Canada, $19,000.
1980    Development of Competency statements for the Evaluation of School Principals, Ontario Ministry of Education, $49,000.
1982    Development of Competencies for the Evaluation of School Superintendents, Ontario Ministry of Education,$55,000.
1985    Evaluation of the School System of the Manitoulin (Indianer, natives) School Board, Northern and Indian Affairs, Canada, 25,000.
1986    Performance evaluation of top, middle and lower management, with a personal follow-up to suggest performance improvement for a large federal government department that operates across Canada, X Ministry, Ottawa, Canada, $200,000.
1986    A replication of above to re-assess performance improvement a year later $200,000.


1976    Biases against labor unions in school textbooks, Industrial Relations, 33, with Patrick Babin.
1976    Participative decision-making in curriculum, The High School Journal, 59, with Robert O’Reilly.
1977    Decision Making Procedures and Teacher Participation, The Canadian Administrator, 17, with Robert O’Reilly.
1977    Ranked data on selected educational expenditure for twelve Caribbean countries, Caribbean Journal of Education, 4.
1981    Age and correlates of locus of control, The Journal of Psychology, 108.
1981    Locus of control as moderator between job characteristics and job attitudes, Psychological Reports, 48.
1981    Job satisfaction of teachers and attainment of school goals, The Canadian Administrator, 21.
1982    A test of path-goal theory: work values as moderators of relations of leaders and subordinates, Psychological Reports, 51.
1982    Self, teacher and faculty assessments of student teaching performance, Journal of Educational Research, 75, with Alan Wheeler.
1984    PRAISE, a performance review process for educators, The Canadian School Executive, June, with Ron Common.
1984    The Ontario College of Teachers, a step toward professionalism or more bureaucracy? Ontario Education, May/June.
1985    Advice to Leaders and Followers, Educational News, Fall.
1985    Should you delegate or invite participation?  Education Canada, Fall.
1985    Does task structure moderate the relationship of leaders’ behavior and employees’ satisfaction?  Psychological Reports, 57, with Eliahu Levanoni.
1986    Setting and achieving objectives, Education Canada, Winter 26.
1986    Job involvement: an elusive concept, Psychological Reports, 59.
1986    Alternant leadership: increasing school system effectiveness, The Canadian Administrator, 25, with James Wagner.
1986    Alternant leadership: a reply to Sackney’s observations, The Canadian School Administrator, 25, with James Wagner.
1986    Working with and in Groups, Education Canada, Summer 26.
1986    Causes of alienation among university professors, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 63.
1987    A method for solving problems, Education Canada, winter 27.
1987    Organizational commitment and independence among Canadian managers, Industrial Relations, 42.
1987    Control strategies for school boards, Education Canada, fall 27.
1988    Teacher Renewal - Professional Issues, Personal Choices, a book review, The Journal of Educational Thought, 22.
1989    Performance competencies for teachers, The Canadian School Executive, 8.
1991    A Model of Manipulation, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 6.
1991    Achievement of work values and participative decision-making, Psychological Reports, 68.
1991    Incorporating job satisfaction into a model of instructional effectiveness, in M. Theall and J. Franklin, Effective Practices for Improving Teaching, San Francisco, Jossey Bass.
1992    Political strategies, Education Canada, Summer 32.
1992    Leaderless groups, The Canadian School Executive, September.
1993    Motivating employees, The Canadian School Executive, 12.
1994    The relationship between importance and achievement of work values and job satisfaction, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 79.
1994    A model of universal leadership based on psychological type, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 9.
1994A 4x2 model of decision styles, The Canadian School Executive, 13.
1994    Why Leaders? Education Canada, Spring 1994.
1994    Work values and job satisfaction, The Journal of Psychology, 128.
1994    Organizational commitment and individual values, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 78.
1995    Encouraging individual responsibility, Education Canada, spring 1995.
1995    Relationships among job involvement, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment for nurses, The Journal of Psychology, 129 (6).
1995    Influence of participative decision-making on job satisfaction and organizational commitment of school principals, Psychological Reports, 76.
1995    Assessing Jung’s psychological types: The PET Type Check, Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 121, with Patricia Cranton.1995                  
1995    Decision-making during recession, Education Canada, fall 35.
1995    The following publications for Psychological Type Press (USA)
            The Pet Type Check, with Patricia Cranton
            Interpreting Results, with Patricia Cranton
            Description of Types, with Patricia Cranton
            Communication and Type
            Conflict Resolution and Type
            Stress and Type
            Problem Solving and Type
            Teamwork and Type
            Work Preferences and Type,
            The Leader Check
            Description of Leadership Preferences
            Jung’s Psychological Types
            Profile Interpretation
            Management and Type
            Leadership and Type
            Charismatic and Transformational Leadership and Type
            Manager-Staff Relations and Type
            Decision Making and Type

Membership in associations:

Academy of Management
American Psychological Association
Canadian Psychological Association
Association of Canadian educational administrators
Various annual paper presentations at meetings of the above associations.

Publications in Germany (2000 +)

(All publications were sent to senior politicians and/or secretaries of state (Bund und Land)

Ein besseres Bildungssystem kreieren: Die Masse zur Elite erheben
Demokratisierung deutscher Universitäten                                    
Das College: Eine einfache Lösung zum Arbeitslosenproblem
Spekulanten sind böse Leute: welch ein Unsinn!
Der Anfang des Endes konventioneller Kriege.
Ein idealisiertes demokratisches Erziehungssystem.
Bausteine eines demokratischen Erziehungssystems.
Wie man Elite Universitäten kreiert.
Lehrer und Schüler: Psychologische Neigungen: Gleich und Gleich gesellt sich gern.
Lehren und Lernen an Universitäten.
Powerfußball: ein ultimatives, organisches System Fußball zu spielen.
Das kanadische Bildungssystem: besser geht es nicht!
Lerndomäne und Lernebenen.
Achtung! Neue, globale, organische Bildungssysteme formen sich.
Universitäten: Lehrmethoden: Das „Was“ muss mit dem „Wie“ perfekt harmonieren.
Mein Philosophie der Praxis: Unterrichten an Universitäten
Bewertung:  Feedback Form für Lehrer, von Schülern auszufüllen. 
Bewertung: Feedback Form für Universitätsprofessoren, von Studenten auszufüllen.       
Klassen bilden basiert auf ähnliche psychologischen Neigungen von Lehrern und Schülern.
Wer bin ich? Selbsterkenntnis. Eine solide Basis fürs Leben, basiert auf C.G: Jung’s Typologie.
Ein weltweites Erziehungssystem. Vom Kindergarten bis zum Uni Studium. Mitplaner gesucht!


Powerfußball: Ein neues System Fußball zu spielen (
Power-football: A new (abbreviated) system of playing soccer (
Wer bin ich? Welche Arbeit liegt mir? Wer passt zu mir? (
Who am I? What works suits me? Whom should I marry? (
Personal Website: H. Robert G. Knoop