Work & Organizations Department 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.
Avner Ben-Ner
Professor
Avner Ben-Ner is a Professor in the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Alan Benson
Associate Professor
John Budd
Industrial Relations Land Grant Chair & Professor
John W. Budd (he/him) is a Professor of Work and Organizations in the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Elizabeth Campbell
Associate 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.

Nitya Chawla
Assistant Professor

Dr. Nitya Chawla is an Assistant Professor of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management. She earned her Ph.D. in Management from the University of Arizona in 2020, after which she worked at Texas A&M University (2020-2023).

Michelle Duffy
Professor, Vernon Heath Chair
Michelle K. Duffy serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and PhD program at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
Theresa Glomb
Department Chair & 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.
Thomas Helgerman
Assistant Professor
Thomas Helgerman is an Assistant Professor in the Work and Organizations Group. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2023.
John Kammeyer-Mueller
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Professor of Industrial Relations
I am the Curtis L. Carlson Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Minnesota. My research examines how workers adjust to new jobs, human resources practices, the relationship between individual differences and career development, and how attitudes and emotions shape behavior in organizations.
Colleen Flaherty Manchester
Professor and Board of Overseers Professorship
Colleen Flaherty Manchester, PhD, is a Professor in the Work and Organizations department and Board of Overseers Professor at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She
Pri Shah
Professor
Priti Pradhan Shah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
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.
Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs, Professor
Dr. Zellmer-Bruhn is the Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs and Professor in the Work and Organizations Department of the Carlson School of Management.
Adib Birkland
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Birkland is a Senior Lecturer in the Work and Organizations Department of the Carlson School of Management. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology and a PhD in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, all from the University of Minnesota. Adib taught for ten years in New York City, at The City College of New York, and then at Parsons School of Design at The New School.

Yelena Hydrie
Senior Lecturer
Yelena Hydrie is a Senior Lecturer in the Work & Organizations Department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Matt Luke
Senior Lecturer
Matt Luke serves as a Senior Lecturer, contributing valuable expertise to the Carlson School of Management community.
Larry Bourgerie
Senior Lecturer

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 - MHRIR program

Stacy Doepner-Hove is the Director of the Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations program 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.

Brian Dorr
Senior Lecturer

Brian Dorr is a Senior Lecturer in the Work & Organizations department at the Carlson School of Management.  Dr.

Stephen Glomb
Senior Associate Director and Career Coach

Stephen Glomb, Ph.D. is a full-time Career Coach for the Carlson School of Management, where he provides one-on-one and group coaching to graduate business students and working professionals enrolled in Carlson's MBA programs (Executive, full-time, and part-time), as well as specialty master's programs in business.

Jane Kuhn
Senior Lecturer
Jane Kuhn, a member of the Carlson Executive Educators Network, brings over 25 years of HR leadership across various industries.
Matt Ladhoff
Senior Lecturer

Matt Ladhoff is a Senior Lecturer for the Impact Lab at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Matt currently teaches courses in Problem Solving, Leadership Development and Social Entrepreneurship.

Steve Lewis
Senior Lecturer
Learn about Steve Lewis, a Senior Lecturer at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Amy Livingston
Director & Labor Educator - Labor Education Service
Explore Amy Livingston's profile at Carlson School. Gain insights into her expertise and contributions in academia and business.
Carol O'Toole
Senior Lecturer
Carol O'Toole, Senior Lecturer at the Carlson School of Management, brings diverse expertise in law, lecturing, personnel management, and labor negotiations.
Peter Ronza
Senior Lecturer

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
Senior Director Talent Strategy Team - Office of Human Resources UMN
Brandon Sullivan, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Work and Organizations Department in the Carlson School of Management.
Travis Tubre
Senior Lecturer
Travis Tubre is a Senior Lecturer in the Work & Organizations department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Kevin Wilde
Senior Lecturer
Kevin Wilde currently serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Todd Williams
Senior Lecturer

I am a Minneapolis native and University of Minnesota Alum who believes that community success is achieved and heightened with student investments. I have experience working in corporate America as well as non-profit board leadership in marketing, sales, and merchandising, as well as in roles focused on promoting diversity, equity, & inclusion.

Sarah Wojnicki Smith
Leadership Lab Program Director
Meet Sarah Wojnicki Smith, Leadership Lab Program Director at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
Mario Bognanno
Professor Emeritus
Mario Bognanno is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
John Fossum
Professor Emeritus
John Fossum, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
John Remington
Professor Emeritus
John Remington is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Mahmood Zaidi
Distinguished International Emeritus Professor, Professor Emeritus, Founding Director of International Program Office (Now Carlson Global Institute)
Mahmood Zaidi, Distinguished International Emeritus Professor and Professor Emeritus at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

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