Before joining Franklin University, Stroud spent over twenty years in the corporate business world, starting his career with Johnson & Johnson in their Human Resources department. He played an active role in the development of their international manufacturing. Later, as Vice President of Human Resources, Stroud had responsibility for the human resources function at manufacturing plants in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, and England. He served as Vice President of Human Resources in two Fortune 200 health care companies and President and Chief Executive Officer of Freshwater HR Consulting and recruiting.
His research interests are in mergers and acquisitions, leadership qualities, organizational behavior, ethics and change behavior. He earned his B.A and M.A. degree in Human Resources and Ph.D. in Management.