Recent PhD Graduate, Chris To, celebrates a successful dissertation defense with his dissertation committee. Chris' dissertation is titled "Beyond Magnitude: Motivation Orientation in Interpersonal Competition."
Joe McNeil, member of the Greensboro Four and retired Major General of the US Air Force, speaks with students in Professor Dolly Chugh's Leadership in Organizations class.  
Recent PhD graduate, Madeline King Kneeland, celebrates a successful dissertation defense with her dissertation committee. Madeline's dissertation is titled, "Network Churn: A Theoretical and Empirical Consideration of a Dynamic Process on Performance". 

Management & Organizations Department

The Management and Organizations Department encompasses four areas of study: Organizational Behavior (OB), Organizational Theory (OT), Strategy, and Entrepreneurship.


Steve BladerMelissa Schilling

Steve Blader                                                         Melissa Schilling
Department Chair                                                  Deputy Chair

Departmental Values
  • We value both disciplinary-based and interdisciplinary training and research.
  • We value interdisciplinary curiosity about organizations and willingness to learn about and contribute to areas of management outside one’s core area of expertise.
  • We value, and seek to create, a culture of respect for different perspectives and opinions.
  • We believe that managers can and do affect the strategic direction of firms and we are interested in a better understanding of issues related to strategic management.
  • We believe it is important to consider the role of the organizational context in affecting behavior in, of, and among organizations.
  • We share an interest in understanding the dynamics of organizational processes.