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I worked at a printing company in Washington, DC, General Electric in Stamford, CT, and a startup in Syracuse, NY, before earning my MS in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation and Ph.D. in Business Administration from Syracuse University.  After earning my Ph.D., I taught management classes at UNC Asheville for ten years and moved to Albany to teach at Siena College.  I am currently working on my BA in Creative Arts at Siena College - one class at a time.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Business Administration Syracuse University
M.S. Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation Syracuse University
B.A. Literature State University of New York at Cortland

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

Learning is memorable when students apply the course content in simulations, cases, and projects.  Students in my classes apply their learning to real organizational situations, and local executives give students feedback. 

What I Love About Siena

 Engaged students, caring colleagues, small classes, and opportunities to work with students on indepenent projects.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

 MGMT 113 Business Communication - I enjoy watching students become more confident and skilled speakers and writers.

MGMT 329 Organizational Behavior - I see students reflect on their previous assumptions about work and learn how to create a work environment that is motivating and creative.

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2011 - Now Professor of Management Siena College
2009 - 2010 Professor of Marketing and Management Siena College
2002 - 2009 Associate Professor of Marketing and Management Siena College
1999 - 2001 Arts Program Director University of North Carolina
1996 - 2002 Assistant Professor of Management and Accounting University of North Carolina
1993 - 1994 Adjunct Professor in Management Syracuse University
1989 - 1993 Group Development Consultant, Organization and Management Department Syracuse University
1989 - 1993 Leadership Process Consultant, Organization and Management Department Syracuse University
1979 - 1987 Customer Training Manager, Production Manager, Account Executive General Electric Corporation
1978 - 1979 Account Administrator Judds, Inc.

Current Research

My research interests relate to teams, power, and leadership in a variety of settings. I have authored papers on bully behavior at work and power relationships in the undergraduate classroom.

Articles & Book Reviews

  • The Impact of Enhanced Teammate Evaluations on Important Individual and Team Outcomes
    Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, vol. 9
    2019
  • A Next Step in Student Teamwork Pedagogies: Teaching and Supporting Teamwork Dynamics
    Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, vol. 29
    July, 2018
  • Using student teams in the classroom: How online versus paper-and-pencil teammate evaluations impact important team member outcomes
    Academic and Business Research Institute
    2017
  • Encouraging Students to Think Globally: A Map Drawing Exercise
    Business Education Innovation Journal, vol. 8
    June, 2016
  • Case: Your Team Has Been Put on Notice
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2013
  • Beyond the Guest Speaker: Using Executives as Assessors to Improve Student Learning
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2012
  • Fast-Track Assessment in Preparation For Our AACSB Fifth-Year Maintenance Accreditation Visit: What Worked/What Didn't Work
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2011
  • Giving and Receiving: Service Learning in a 100-Level Business Communications Class
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2010
  • Women at the ground level: A case study in retail culture
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2009
  • Draw the World: An Exercise that Exposes Students' Awareness of the World
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2008
  • Helping Students Adapt to the Empowered Classroom
    The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, vol. 19
    2008
  • And we Wonder Why Progress is So Slow...
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2007
  • The Next Hot Management Fad
    Journal of Business Disciplines, vol. 7
    December, 2006
  • Women of Generation X: Their Perceptions of Baby Boom Women
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2006
  • Management Fads vs. Management Theories
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2005
  • The Transition to Empowerment
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2004
  • Teaching Leadership and Followership
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2003
  • Bullies in the Workplace: The Case Against It
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2002
  • Preparing Students for the Empowered Workplace: The Risks and Rewards in a Management Classroom
    Active Learning in Higher Education, vol. 3
    July, 2002
  • Reaction Cards as a Formative Evaluation Tool: Students' Perceptions of How Their Use Impacted Classes
    Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 27
    January, 2002
  • An Analysis of Student's Reactions to an Empowered Environment
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2001
  • Improving Communication and Student Involvement in Management Classes Through Formative Evaluation
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2001
  • Professionals Who Quit: Their Changing Perception of Careers and the Meaning of Work
    International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, vol. 1
    2001
  • Managing Change: Students' Perceptions of the Assimilation of Women at Virginia Military Institute
    International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, vol. 1
    2000
  • Mystification and Social Drama: The Hidden Side of Communication Skills Training
    Human Relations, vol. 45
    May, 1992
  • Group Mirroring as a Means for Exploring the Group Shadow: A Perspective for Organizational Consultation
    Consultation, vol. 9
    1991
  • And we wonder why progress is so slow...
    Journal of Business Cases and Applications, vol. II
    Winter, 2009
  • The Dance of Leadership
    Journal of the Academy of Business Education, vol. 8
    Spring, 2007
  • When the Wrong Woman Wins: Building Bullies and Perpetuating Patriarchy
    Advancing Women in Leadership Journal, vol. 13
    Spring, 2003
  • Where's the Joke? How Sexual Humor Undermines Power and Control
    Advancing Women in Leadership Journal, vol. 11
    Spring, 2002

Awards & Distinctions

  • Who's Who in College Teaching
    Category: Teaching
    Who's Who in College Teaching, 2005
  • Who's Who in College Teaching
    Category: Teaching
    Who's Who in College Teaching, 2004
  • Monetary Teaching Award
    Category: Teaching
    Monetary Teaching Award, 2000
  • Who's Who in College Teaching
    Category: Teaching
    Who's Who in College Teaching, 1999
  • Who's Who in College Teaching
    Category: Teaching
    Who's Who in College Teaching, 1997
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
    Category: Teaching
    Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 1992

Books & Book Chapters

  • Women in Leadership: Case Studies from the Workplace, First Ed. iBook

    2015
  • Creative Ideas for Teaching Evaluation
    Kluwer Academic Publishers
    1991

Presentations

  • Teammate Evaluations: Are Faculty Implementing Research-Based Best Practices?
    2020
    Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, San Diego, California
  • What are students thinking? Examining the usefulness of teammate evaluations
    2018
    Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Newport Beach, California
  • Using student teams in the classroom: How online versus paper-and-pencil teammate evaluations impact important team member outcomes
    2017
    Academic and Business Research Institute, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Does Teaching Teamwork Matter? Exploring the Impact of Team Pedagogy in the Classroom
    February, 2016
    Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Newport Beach, California
  • Case: Your Team Has Been Put on Notice
    2013
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Meyers Beach, Florida
  • Beyond the Guest Speaker: Using Executives as Assessors to Improve Student Learning
    2012
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Meyers Beach, Florida
  • Fast Track Assessment in Preparation For Our AACSB Fifth-Year Accreditation Visit: What Worked/What Didn't Work
    2011
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Meyers Beach, Florida
  • Fast-Track Academic Assessment in a Silo Environment
    2010
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Giving and Receiving: Service Learning in a 100-Level Business Communications Class
    2010
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Meyers Beach, Florida
  • Women at the ground level: A case study in retail culture.
    2009
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Ft. Meyers Beach, Florida
  • Draw the World: An Exercise that Exposes Students' Awareness of the World
    November, 2008
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • Case: And We Wonder Why Progress is so Slow...
    November, 2007
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • Women of Generation X: Their Perceptions of Baby Boom Women
    November, 2006
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • Management Fads vs. Management Theories
    November, 2005
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • The Transition to Empowerment
    November, 2004
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • Teaching Leadership and Followership
    November, 2003
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • Bullies in the Workplace: The Case Against It
    November, 2002
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • An Analysis of Student's Reactions to an Empowered Environment
    November, 2001
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • Improving Communication and Student Involvement in Management Classes Through Formative Evaluation
    November, 2001
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • Giving Up Control: Student (and Teacher) Reactions to an Empowered Classroom.
    1999
    Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • A Formative Evaluation Tool in the Management Classroom
    1998
    Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, La Verne, California
  • What Comes Next: Inquiry Into 'Post-Experiential' OB
    1997
    Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Exploring Teacher-Student Dynamics in the 'Empowered' OB Classroom
    1996
    Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Keene, New Hampshire
  • Intimate Encounters with Everyday Resistance: Ideology, Technology, and Socialization as Contexts of Organizational Opposition
    1993
    Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Using Sexual Humor to Explore Gender Issues in the Workplace
    1993
    Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Evaluation
    1987
    American Evaluation Association, Boston, Massachusetts