GRADUATE FACULTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter D. Bachiochi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

 

University of Connecticut

M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

 

University of Connecticut

B.S. in Psychology

 

 

Boston College

 

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

 

 

Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, and Intro. To Organizational Research

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

 

My research interests are diversity management, affirmative action, job satisfaction and reaction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig R. Erwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Ph.D. in Management

 

 

University of Arizona

Master of Business Administration

 

University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

 

University of Minnesota

 

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

 

 

Small group dynamics, Management of Organizations, Special Topics Seminars, Leadership in Organizations, and Organizational Behavior.

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

 

My research interests are the evolution of inter-organization relationships; the effects of technology on diverse teams and groups; cross-border inter-organizational relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendi J. Everton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

 

Ohio University

M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

 

Ohio University

B.A. in Psychology

 

 

Salem State College

 

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

 

 

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Applied Social Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

 

My research interests are broadly Justice/Ethics issues in the workplace, my current line of research is the use of work computers for non-work purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronald M. Lowy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Organization Theory

 

Kent State University

MBA in Strategic Management/Marketing

 

Case Western Reserve University

BSBA in Management

 

 

Slippery Rock State University

 

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

 

 

Business Strategy and Organizational Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

 

My current research focuses on new ways to include creativity into strategy formulation and implementation. In addition, I am currently focusing on the impact of electronic business solutions to organizational theory and strategic planning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren H. Osterndorf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABD in Instructional Media and Technology, Adult and Higher Technical Education, and Administration

 

University of Connecticut

6th Year Diploma in Instructional Media and Technology

 

University of Connecticut

M.A. in Education (Instructional Media and Technology)

 

University of Connecticut

B.S. in Elementary Education (English)

 

Central Connecticut State University

 

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

 

 

Organizational Presentation, Crisis Public Relations

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

 

My research interests are human information processing, human resources, adult learning and training, and mass communication.

 

 

 

 

Doncho Petkov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Management and MIS)

 

University of National and World Economy

M.S.c in Technical Cybernetics

 

Technical University of Brno, Czechoslovakia

 

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

 

 

Systems Thinking and Management (Systems Approach to Management)

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

 

My research interests are Systems Thinking, Decision Making, IT Management, Technology Management, and Complex Problem Solving in Organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth D. Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Ph.D. in Management

 

 

University of Pennsylvania

MBA in Industrial Relations

 

 

Georgia State University

AB with honors in Comparative Literature

 

Brown University

 

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

 

 

 

Research Methods, Critical Thinking, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Training, and Human Resources.

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

 

My research interests include the ethics of Human Resources Management, Honesty, and Prejudice. I have explored these topics in the Airline and Insurance industries and in cross-cultural contexts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO EASTERN FACULTY THINK OF THEIR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

 

 

 

 

I believe that Eastern offers graduate students something unique by having a demanding faculty, a wonderful classroom experience, interacting with colleagues, earning a management focused degree, and a diverse work experience among students.

 

A typical graduate student is confident, enthusiastic, friendly, achievement oriented.”

 

 

The typical Eastern graduate student is busy, active, has multiple demands on his or her time.”

 

Students like that, although I have high expectation for them, I am fair and willing to work as hard at their success as they are.”

 

 

 

 

 

Smart, interested, curious.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The typical Eastern Graduate student is busy, intelligent, nice, and not full of themselves.”

 

They like that much of what we cover is something they can often use the very next day/week on their jobs. Topics like motivation and satisfaction apply every day.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO EASTERN FACULTY BELIEVE EASTERN GRADUATE PROGRAMS HAVE TO OFFER STUDENTS?

 

 

 

 

Graduates frequently earn promotions or take new positions as a result of an Eastern degree. It provides more flexibility and more possibilities as far as one’s future career is concerned.”

 

I believe that Eastern offers graduate students something unique by having quality programs, a solid faculty, a good student focus, and having multiple locations.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The graduate students like that I am demanding, fair and helpful, and that I like to relate concepts and theories to the real world.”

 

I think the main benefits of a graduate degree from Eastern is the caliber of faculty we have, and the ability to really nurture students.”

 

 

 

 

The main benefits of a graduate degree from Eastern is a good conducted focus, small classes, and we have a faculty who cares.”

 

I think that the main benefits of a graduate degree from Eastern, is the small classes, opportunity to get to know faculty well, and the diverse perspectives.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MSOM program offers classes that provide skills that students can use immediately to address workplace issues. The applied nature of many of the courses facilitates that process.”

 

Most students really enjoy the subject matter. It’s so relevant to everyday life as well as business.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think that the main benefits of a graduate degree from Eastern is to assist you in anticipating, analyzing, and solving problems, and also to encourage students to display leadership.”

 

Eastern has very few graduate programs, so we can focus on making the programs that we do have especially good

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Organizational Management program involves faculty from different disciplines, providing unique perspectives.”

 

Most of the HR-OB students apply what they have learned to their lives right now (they see things from the perspective of the employee), and leadership awakens aspirations in them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DO EASTERN GRADUATE FACULTY THINK OF EASTERN?

 

 

 

 

 

What I like most about Eastern is the diverse student body and the small university feel. It is easy to get to know many of the students, faculty and staff.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern has very dedicated faculty, we are here because we enjoy and prefer teaching over research activity (though we do research as well). This is in stark contrast to Research Institutions.”

 

 

 

 

 

What I like most about Eastern is the individual attention we can provide every student that seeks a degree.”

 

I like the true sense of community most about Eastern. My colleagues are not just in my department, but university wide (and not just faculty, but staff and administration as well).”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO EASTERN FACULTY DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN TEACH AND RESEARCH?

 

 

 

 

 

Outside of Eastern I engage in consulting both profit and non profit.”

 

 

Outside of Eastern, I am involved in the Habitat for Humanity of Windham, family activities, and lots of traveling.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have worked in a shelter for people who are homeless in Atlanta, served on the Executive Council of the United Church of Christ; where I learned parliamentary procedure of how Boards of Directors operate. I also built a house (okay, the porch and the roof), with Habitat for Humanity in Tennessee and chaperoned groups of HS Latin students on trips to Italy.”

 

Some of the most interesting things I have done in my life are that I was a member of the US Peace Corps ’92-’94, researched in the postwar Balkans, and traveled all over Eastern Europe.

 

 

I climbed a live volcano on an Italian island. I also backpacked throughout Europe for half a year and helped start a compressor factory from scratch.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am involved in the Habitat for Humanity Club and the American Humanics Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative Clubs here at Eastern.”