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.
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.
John W. Budd (he/him) 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.
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 K. Duffy serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and PhD program at the Carlson School of Management. She holds the Vernon Heath Chair. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Arkansas in 1998, an M.A. in psychology from Xavier University in 1993, and her B.A. in psychology in 1990 from Miami University (Ohio).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Larry Bourgerie is a Senior Lecturer, Work & Organizations, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Professor Bourgerie is a dedicated, energetic educator and HR professional with over 25 years of experience in HR and 15 years in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
PhD: University of Minnesota, 2011
MBA (Marketing & HR): KSOM, India, 2000
BS (Chemistry): Utkal University, India, 1998
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.
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.
Amy has been a labor educator at the Labor Education Service since 2015. She has taught classes on a wide range of topics for union members and other workers, including steward trainings and courses on collective bargaining, grievance handling/contract enforcement, labor history, labor law, union leadership, and internal organizing.
Svjetlana Madzar is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department at CSOM. Her interests focus on collaboration within and across firms, and globally. She teaches courses such as Management of teams, Strategic alliances, and Competing globally across several programs, including Global EMBA and DBA China.
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.
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, 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).
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.
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.