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Teaching

I have taught a number of different Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior courses at the executive, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels. For additional descriptions on each of the courses please refer to my vita.

Doctoral Courses
  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
Masters Courses
  • Human Resource Staffing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leading Responsibly
  • Leadership and Team Management 
​Undergraduate Level
  • Management Capstone
  • Organizational Staffing
  • Managing Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management

Teaching a New Generation of Responsible Leaders

Organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of operating in a responsible and sustainable manner toward its diverse stakeholders. Central to any responsible or sustainable actions are the values, preferences, and behaviors of an organization's leadership. Watch this video where I explain the value of combining leadership, social responsibility, and ethical behavior in my course Leading Responsibly.

Award Winning Courses

Leading Responsibly

  • Winner of the 2010 Lewis Quality Award. This award is given to individuals, organizations, work teams, or cross-functional teams within the Broad School that engage in innovative activities to further the mission of the Broad School.

Leadership and Team Management

  • Winner of the 2004 Lewis Quality Award. This award is given to individuals, organizations, work teams, or cross-functional teams within the Broad School that engage in innovative

    activities to further the mission of the Broad School.
  • Innovative teaching award finalist for the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management.
  • Featured at the 2004 GMAC MBA Leadership Conference in Newport Beach, CA session describing innovative courses.
  • Featured in the Spring 2004 MBA Placement and Career Center newsletter.

Executive Development
In addition to teaching undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses, I have led a number of executive development sessions.
Executive Development Topics
  • Team Recruitment and Selection
  • Developing Team Leadership Capability
  • Managing Leadership Transition
  • Enhancing Individual and Team Performance
  • Innovations in Recruitment and Selection
  • Creating and Managing a Flexible Workplace


Executive Development: Building Winning Teams

 

I am a founding faculty of the Building Winning Teams executive development program, which is a collaboration between the management faculty in the Broad College of Business and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Michigan State University. It is designed to help managers build sustainable skills in the area of leadership and team effectiveness. As part of this program I led a session on Team Recruitment and Selection where participants learned critical skills including:

  • Staffing for strategic alignment
  • Analyzing job requirements and specifications
  • Assessing candidates on team competencies
  • Recruiting top talent
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​Photos clockwise (from top left): (1) Tom Izzo (Head coach of Michigan State University's Men's basketball team) speaks with participants; (2) A team celebrates each other's success during a team-based activity; (3) I pose with session participants during the concluding program ceremony; (4) Suzy Merchant (Head coach of Michigan State University's Women's Basketball team) interacts with a participant.

For Current Students

All course materials (syllabi, PowerPoint slides, handouts, etc.) are posted on the course website. You can go to the website listed on the syllabus and login using your MSU ID.