“Pursuing your degree is not only part of your education, it is a part of your professional career. Stay engaged, build your KSA's (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities), and have fun.”
More than 60 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, more than 130 conference presentations, and more than 30 research awards.
I worked as a Human Resource Consultant and Industrial Engineer.
What do you want students to take away from your courses?
In all my courses I use a “contingency” approach. I want students to be able to identify what factors influence decisions, and how they affect them.
Why did you start teaching?
I enjoy learning. In my courses I share what I have learned and learn from the class.
What advice would you give to those considering this online program?
Pursuing your degree is not only part of your education, it is a part of your professional career. Stay engaged, build your KSA's (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities), and have fun.
What qualities make someone particularly successful in the area in which you teach?
A willingness to accept challenges, enabled by being a good listener and lifelong learner.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?
Managers must move from an outdated “profit maximization” model of running organizations to a more sustainable “triple bottom line” model of people, profit, and planet.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
For managers, I recommend “The Effective Executive” by Peter Drucker.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know about you.
Among my professional sidetracks, I was an actor and sword fight choreographer.