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Jennifer Dunn, PhD is a faculty member in the Department of Management at Michigan State University. She received her PhD in Decision Processes from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dunn teaches negotiations in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, as well as business ethics and negotiations courses in the full-time MBA program on campus. She has received numerous awards from the MBA students for her teaching excellence, including the Outstanding Professor in an Elective Course award for her Negotiations and Conflict Management course (2012-2014, 2016-2017, and 2019).  Dr. Dunn conducts research in the areas of negotiations, trust, reputation, and ethical decision-making. She has published work in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Research on Managing Groups and Teams, and in Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

Lance Ferris, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Management.  Previously, he served on the faculty at Penn State and Singapore Management University.  Dr. Ferris received his BA from McMaster University and his PhD from the University of Waterloo (Canada).  Dr. Ferris teaches the talent management and development course in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, as well as the management skills course to undergraduate students on campus at MSU.  His research, which focuses on workplace deviance, ostracism, and self-control in the workplace, has been cited over 6,000 times according to Google Scholar. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and he has won numerous awards for his reviewing contributions for journals such as the Academy of Management Journal.

Kevin Ford, PhD is a professor in the organizational psychology group at Michigan State University. He received his BS in psychology from the University of Maryland, and his PhD from Ohio State University.  Dr. Ford teaches the managing the learning organization course in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, as well as courses in organizational psychology for undergraduate and graduate students on campus at MSU.  Dr. Ford’s research topics involve training and development issues and employee development.  His research productivity has resulted in over 50 articles and he has written four books.  His work has been cited over 27,700 times according to Google Scholar.  He frequently consults for organizations on issues related to training, leadership, and organizational change.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Richard Gooding, PhD specializes in strategic planning and has over 25 years of experience helping executives make better business decisions. He received his BA in Social Science from Michigan State University, his MSW in Social Services Planning and Administration from Western Michigan University and his PhD in Strategic Planning from Michigan State University. Dr. Gooding currently teaches a course on strategic decision making and a course on leading strategic change for the Management, Strategy and Leadership program.  Dr. Gooding has guided many top-management teams in developing and implementing strategic plans that achieve superior performance. Dr. Gooding is a widely recognized expert in strategic planning, organizational design, pricing strategy, managerial decision-making, executive development, and team building. He is a skilled researcher with extensive experience using mass-distributed and targeted surveys, structured interviews, and focus groups. His distinctive scientific approach to mailed surveys consistently achieves a 30-to-50-percent response rate. He has designed and conducted customer and employee satisfaction surveys for many of his clients.

Glenn Hodges, PhD is a faculty member in the Department of Management, and the Director of the Management, Strategy and Leadership program at Michigan State University.  He received his BA in marketing from MSU, his MBA from Georgetown University, and his PhD from Technische Universität Berlin.  In addition to serving as the Program Director, Dr. Hodges teaches a course on analyzing your organization and a course on strategic analysis in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, as well as other courses in strategic management in the Executive MBA program on campus at MSU.  His work experiences prior to coming to Michigan State include working for Booz & Company in Beijing and Shanghai, and for Chrysler and Daimler Chrysler in both Auburn Hills MI and Stuttgart, Germany, as well as Coca Cola USA in Atlanta.

Russell Johnson, PhD is the MSU Foundation Professor of Management at Michigan State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology.  Previously, he served on the faculty of the University of South Florida. Dr. Johnson received his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. Dr. Johnson teaches the leadership and team management course in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, as well as doctoral seminars on organizational behavior and human resource management on campus at MSU.  His research, which focuses on how employee attitudes and behaviors are affected by motivation-and leadership-based processes, has been published in numerous psychology, organizational behavior, and management publications, and has been cited over 9,500 times, according to Google Scholar. Dr. Johnson currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, The Leadership Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Christos Kelepouris, JD, DBA is a faculty member in the Department of Management.  Dr. Kelepouris received his BBA in international business from Northwood University, his MS in strategic management from Indiana University, his JD from Florida International University, and his DBA from Temple University.   Dr. Kelepouris teaches a course on compensation systems in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, as well courses on compensation and strategic management to undergraduate students on campus at MSU.  He has research and teaching interests in franchising, real estate, and knowledge sharing, and has taught at universities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates prior to his position at MSU.

Erkan Kocas, MBA is the Assistant Director for International Trade Research at the Center for International Business Research (CIBER) in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State.  He received his BS in metallurgical engineering from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) and his MBA in supply chain management from Michigan State.  He is a PhD candidate in MSU’s College of Education in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program.  Erkan teaches the international management course in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, as well as in the MBA and undergraduate programs on campus at MSU.  Prior to assuming his responsibilities at MSU, Erkan’s work experience included working with Citrix Systems in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, and Thomson Reuters in Istanbul, Turkey.

Rozmina Jaffer, PhD is a faculty member in the Department of Management at Michigan State University. She received her BA from the School of Hospitality Business, her MA from the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, and her PhD from the College of Education, all from Michigan State.  Dr. Jaffer teaches the managing diversity course in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, and has taught courses on diversity and human resource management in the undergraduate and MBA programs on campus at MSU.  She also serves as the Director of the MSU-MSL LinkedIn student organization.  She has presented seminars and training sessions on topics such as diversity, affirmative action, and Title IX.

Frederick P. Morgeson, PhD is the Eli Broad Professor of Management at MSU.  Dr. Morgeson received in BS in psychology and philosophy at Eastern Michigan University, and his PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Purdue University. Dr. Morgeson teaches the human resource management course in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, and he also teaches human resource management courses in the full time MBA and Executive MBA programs.  His research, which focuses on how work design, leadership, and event management in organizations, has been published in numerous psychology, organizational behavior, and management journals, and has been cited over 28,000 times, according to Google Scholar. Dr. Morgeson currently serves as the Editor of the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Behavior, and serves on many other editorial boards.  Dr. Morgeson has received numerous awards, both for his teaching effectiveness (e.g., the Instructor of Excellence Award from the Executive MBA program) and his research prowess (the SAGE Best Paper Award for his research on leadership in teams).  He has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Joseph Potchen, JD is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Management.  He received his BA from James Madison College at Michigan State, and his JD from Loyola University of Chicago.  Dr. Potchen teaches the creating an ethical organization course in the Management, Strategy and Leadership program, and he also teaches business ethics courses in the Executive MBA program on campus at MSU, and to undergraduate students in MSU’s study abroad program in Australia. His work for the State of Michigan includes serving as Division Chief for the Michigan Attorney General’s Corporate Oversight Division. The Division handles matters involving antitrust, corporations, securities, insurance, banking, consumer protection enforcement and charitable trusts. The Division also serves as general counsel for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and handles a number of healthcare related issues.