Faculty

The faculty of the Department of Work and Organizations (WOrg) analyzes all aspects of work, the employment relationship, managing and leading people and organizations, the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations, and work-related institutions and public policies. The faculty embraces a multidisciplinary approach to producing knowledge in these areas and is widely-published in the top academic journals in management, organizational behavior, human resources, economics, industrial relations, and related fields. WOrg faculty members are active in all of the Carlson School's academic programs, and are responsible for Carlson's internationally-recognized Master's and doctoral programs in human resources and industrial relations.

Abdifatah Ali
Assistant Professor

Dr. Abdifatah A. Ali is an Assistant Professor of Work and Organizations in the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D.

Avner Ben-Ner
Professor

Avner Ben-Ner studies how organizations are designed and how they perform in relationship to ownership type, workforce composition, technology and other variables. He also investigates individual and group behavior relative to social preferences and cognition. His work spans theory and empirics, using a variety of methods and data sources.

Alan Benson
Associate Professor
John Budd
Industrial Relations Land Grant Chair & Professor

John W. Budd is a Professor of Work and Organizations in the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where he holds the Industrial Relations Land Grant Chair. He is a graduate of Colgate University and earned a Ph.D. degree in economics from Princeton University.

Elizabeth Campbell
Assistant Professor

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Campbell is an award-winning professor of management and leadership development. Her research examines team development and interpersonal interactions in teams.

Michelle Duffy
Professor, Vernon Heath Chair

Michelle K. Duffy is the Vernon Heath Chair, in the department of Work and Organizations in the Carlson School of Management. She has a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Arkansas and a Master's in Psychology from Xavier University.

Colleen Flaherty Manchester
Associate Professor

Colleen Flaherty Manchester, PhD, is an associate professor in the Work and Organizations department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She completed her PhD in economics from Stanford University, with a specialization in labor economics and public finance. She also received her B.A. in both public policy and economics from Stanford University.

Theresa Glomb
Professor, The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Organizational Behavior

Theresa M. Glomb is the Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. and A.M. in social, organizational, and individual differences psychology from the University of Illinois in 1998 and her B.A. in psychology from DePaul University in 1993.

John Kammeyer-Mueller
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Professor of Industrial Relations

Dr. Kammeyer-Mueller's research examines how employees adjust to new jobs, the process of career development, and how attitudes and emotions shape behavior in organizations. He is particularly interested in learning how interpersonal relationships with co-workers and supervisors can affect how new hires see their work environments over time.

Pri Shah
Associate Professor

Priti Pradhan Shah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Her primary research areas are Social Networks, Teams and Decision-Making.

Aaron Sojourner
Associate Professor

Sojourner is a labor economist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.  His research focuses on (1) effects of labor-market institutions on economic productivity and in politics, (2) policies to promote efficient and equitable development of human capital with a focus on early childhood and K-12 education systems, and (3) behavioral economic approa

Connie Wanberg
Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair

Connie Wanberg is a Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair in the Work and Organizations Department at the Carlson School of Management. In her role as an educator, she teaches classes involving human resources management, leadership, industrial/organizational psychology, and organizational behavior.

Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
Professor, Chair Work and Organizations Department

Dr. Zellmer-Bruhn is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Chair of the Work and Organizations Department of the Carlson School of Management.  She received a bachelor's degree in marketing, a master's degree in management, and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She joined the Carlson School of Management in 1999.

Le (Betty) Zhou
Associate Professor

Le (Betty) Zhou is an associate professor in the Department of Work and Organizations and a Lawrence Fellow in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Betty received her Ph.D. in Management at the University of Florida in 2014. She has an M.S. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Psychology from Peking University (China).

Adib Birkland
Senior Lecturer
Larry D. Bourgerie
Senior Lecturer

A dedicated energetic educator and HR professional with over 25 years experience in HR and 20 years in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. My vision is to facilitate learning for current and future leaders, managers and organizations to create positive cultures where employees are engaged and organizations can grow and thrive.

Amy Simon
Senior Lecturer

Instructor of HRIR 3021
2018 Recipient, Carlson School of Management Outstanding Teaching Award
2018 Recipient, Carlson Foundational Core Faculty of the Year
2018-2019 UMN Women's Faculty Cabinet Chair
Faculty Liaison, Delta Sigma Pi
Undergraduate Core Council Member
Adviser, UMN Society of Human Resource Management Student Organization

  

Joseph Bork
Teaching Specialist

Education:
PhD: University of Minnesota, 2011
MBA (Marketing & HR): KSOM, India, 2000
BS (Chemistry): Utkal University, India, 1998
 

Expertise:
Reverse Mentoring
Women Leadership
Work-life Balance
 

Stacy Doepner-Hove
Director - MA-HRIR program

Stacy Doepner-Hove is the Director of the Master's Program in Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. In this position, she is charged with overall program development and management for the master's degree.

Robert Leone
Senior Lecturer

Bob is a Senior Partner with Aon Hewitt (The consulting division of Aon Corporation).  Bob has been working in Employee Benefits since 1980.  His special area of expertise is retirement benefits, but his expertise extends into all employee benefits.  During the course of his career Bob has worked with more than 50 large employers, more than half of those are Fortune 500 Companies, and many have

Carol O'Toole
Senior Lecturer

WORK EXPERIENCE: Carol Berg O'Toole has wide experience as a lawyer, lecturer, personnel director and labor negotiator. Her legal representation has included negotiating with labor unions and representing counties, school districts, cities, other public agencies, private companies and individuals.

Peter Ronza
Teaching Specialist

Mr. Ronza is President of the Pontifex Consulting Group. He has over thirty years of experience in health care, banking, higher education, government and as a consultant for a variety of industries.  He also has been called upon as a resource based on his expertise by print and video media (NBC Nightly News, Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report).

Brandon Sullivan
Instructor

Brandon Sullivan, PhD, is a Sr. Lecturer in the Work and Organizations Department in the Carlson School of Management. He is also Sr. Director of Leadership and Talent Development for the University of Minnesota (https://humanresources.umn.edu/leadership-talent-development/ltd-team).

Travis Tubre
Senior Lecturer
Kevin Wilde
Senior Lecturer

Kevin Wilde currently serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  He teaches applied leadership in a number of graduate courses.  His current research topics include leadership coachability, executive derailment and contemporary talent development.

Mario Bognanno
Professor Emeritus
John Fossum
Professor Emeritus
John Remington
Professor Emeritus
James Scoville
Professor Emeritus
Mahmood Zaidi
Distinguished International Emeritus Professor, Professor Emeritus, Founding Director of International Program Office (Now Carlson Global Institute)
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