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Profile: Dr. William P. Anthony, PhD, SPHR

1837 Miller Landing Road
Tallahassee, FL, 32312
Phone: 850-644-7844
Fax: 850-644-0588

Dr. William P. Anthony, PhD, is Professor of Management and DeSantis Professor of Business Administration (Emeritus) at the College of Business, Florida State University. He has over thirty-five years of experience in human resource strategy consulting and as a litigation consultant and expert witness. 

Dr. Anthony has published fourteen books and revisions. His college textbook with Pam Perrewe and Micki Kacmar titled Strategic Human Resource Management, 5th. Ed., is widely used at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Dr. Anthony conducts seminars and consults throughout the United States on a variety of management topics for managers in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. He speaks and consults on Strategic Planning and Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Decision Making, Managing Diversity, Policy Development and Implementation and other human resource and management topics.

His primary focus on litigation consulting and expert witness work revolves around the development, implementation, and critiquing of policy in various areas of human resource management including sexual harassment, discrimination, negligent hiring and supervision, ADA, FMLA, wrongful discharge, and related areas. He works with both plaintiffs and defendants and has testified in both federal and state courts.



  • PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (Human Resources Management), 1971
  • MBA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1971
  • BBA, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1965 

Affiliations & Memberships:

  • SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), Society of Human Resource Management 
  • Academy of Management 
  • Southern Management Association 
  • Society for Human Resource Management 


  • Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honorary) 
  • MBA Outstanding Professor Award, Florida State University, 1999
  • President’s Continuing Education Award, Florida State University, 1991
  • Conley Award (most outstanding faculty member), Ohio Dominican College, 1969-1970
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Area(s) of Expertise

  • ADA
  • Discrimination 
  • Due Diligence
  • Education
  • Employment 
  • Ethics
  • FMLA
  • Human Resource Management & Systems
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Supervision & Retention
  • Policy Critique
  • Sexual Harassment 
  • Strategies, Policies, Procedures
  • Termination
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Discharge