Expert in Diversity, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Various Employment Matters
Expert ID: 725708 Virginia, USA
She has used case-based reasoning in the management courses she teaches. In addition, she believes strongly in the uniqueness of every consulting project and does a complete needs analysis, before discussing the appropriate course of action.
She has extensive experience designing surveys. Some of her research projects have involved industry surveys.
Her consulting work has included mentoring and coaching engagements. In addition, she is currently working on a longitudinal research project looking at the effects of access to mentors on minorities' attitudes and performance.
As an associate editor of a leading academic journal and as an editorial board member of three top academic journals, she has stayed on top of the most current management tools. She relies on this knowledge in teaching her masters and undergraduate courses and in her consulting and expert witness engagements.
Organizational Behavior was one of her supporting fields in her Ph.D. curriculum. She has taught undergraduate and masters level courses in Organizational Behavior, and has published several articles in peer-reviewed Organizational Behavior journals.
One of her primary research areas is sexual harassment. She has published several studies on sexual harassment in top peer-reviewed journals, including a ground-breaking study of the impact of sexual harassment training on responses to harassment.
She has a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management and has taught courses in HR at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Through her research and editorial roles, she has stayed abreast of current developments in recruitment, selection, training, mentoring, career development, and performance management.
She has a deep understanding of motivation and has been known to critique and correct textbook authors when she teaches her undergraduate and masters students.
She has designed and led a variety of team building workshops for junior, mid-level, and senior managers. She has also taught undergraduate and masters level courses on team building and managing teams.
She was an expert witness in a putative class action age discrimination case. She opined on the subjectivity of the selective rehire process used following a business unit divestiture and the adverse impact that this process had on older workers. Recently, she completed an expert report which will be submitted prior to class certification. She was an expert witness in a federal ADEA case. She opined on whether age stereotypes and the plaintiff’s age were factors in his termination. She was deposed in February, 2008 and currently awaiting a decision on the defense’s motion for summary judgment. She was an expert witness in a gender discrimination case. She provided statistical analyses and interpretations of salary and promotion data to establish a prima facie case for sex discrimination. After submitting expert report to the OFCCP, the case was settled. She designed a nine-wave longitudinal survey of the attitudes and experiences of over 1,000 new hires, to determine the factors associated with their adjustment and turnover. Activities include creating the surveys, statistical analysis of the results, interpretation and presentation of the results to top management.She designed a survey for government managers, to determine the variables that are related to perceptions of their leaders, work group commitment, and satisfaction. Activities included creating the surveys, statistical analysis of the results, and writing a white paper describing the findings.
|Year: 1997||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Human Resource Management||Institution: Georgia State University|
|Year: 1990||Degree: MBA||Subject: Management||Institution: State University of NY at Binghamton|
|Year: 1987||Degree: BA||Subject: Psychology||Institution: State University of NY at Stony Brook|
|Years: 2006 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Endowed Fellow||Department: Management|
Responsibilities:She teaches masters and undergraduate courses in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. She publishes research aimed at leading peer-reviewed journals.
|Years: 1998 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:|
Responsibilities:She provided expert witness services for discrimination, harassment, and other employment-related matters. She conducted employee attitude surveys, analyze results, and provide reports. She provided expert advice to clients regarding recruitment, selection, performance management. She provided executive coaching. She provided training on diversity, discrimination, harassment, and other Human Resource Management issues.
|Years: 1996 to 2003||Employer: George Washington University||Title: Associate Professor||Department: Management|
Responsibilities:She taught doctoral, masters, and undergraduate courses in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. She published research aimed at leading peer-reviewed journals.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2003 to 2004||Country / Region: France||Summary: She taught two courses in Human Resource Management at l'Ecole des Sciences Politiques (Sciences- Po).|
|Years: 1985 to 1985||Country / Region: Spain||Summary: She studied at the Instito Internacional de Mardrid.|
|Associations / Societies|
|She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the Southern Management Association and of the American Psychological Association.|
|She is an Associate Editor, Group and Organization Management Editorial Board Member, Group and Organization Management Editorial Board Member, Human Resource Management Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Chair, Human Resource Track, Southern Management Association Executive Committee Secretary - Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Society for Human Resource Management – She was honored as one of 100 thought leaders at the Leadership Summit on Diversity and Inclusion
Cambridge Who’s Who – She was named for (undisclosed year) publication.
Who’s Who in America – She was named for three separate publications.
She received the Academy of Management Award for Outstanding Service from Human Resources Division
She received the Southern Management Association Award for Outstanding Service
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|She published 19 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, presented 36 articles at peer-reviewed academic conferences, published three book chapters, edited a text book and published three articles for practitioner journals.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|She opined on the subjectivity of the selective rehire process used following a business unit divestiture and the adverse impact that this process had on older workers. Recently, she prepared an expert report which will be submitted prior to class certification. She opined on whether age stereotypes and the plaintiff’s age were factors in his termination. Deposed in February, 2008. Currently, she is awaiting a decision on the defense’s motion for summary judgment. She provided statistical analyses and interpretations of salary and promotion data to establish a prima facie case for sex discrimination. After submitting her report to the OFCCP, the case was settled.
Opined on whether age stereotypes and the plaintiff’s age were factors in his termination. Deposed in February, 2008. Currently awaiting a decision on the defense’s motion for summary judgment.
Provided statistical analyses and interpretations of salary and promotion data to establish a prima facie case for sex discrimination. After submitting my report to the OFCCP, the case was settled.
|Training / Seminars|
|Center for Excellence in Public Leadership – She designed and delivered a senior executive development workshop for upper-level public managers in DC government. 2005.
Council of Governments – She designed and delivered training workshop for mid- to upper-level government managers in VA, MD, and DC. 2005.
Center for Excellence in Public Leadership – She designed and delivered training workshop for mid- to upper-level public managers in DC government. 2005.
Group Dynamics and Teambuilding. She designed and delivered workshop for incoming MBA students. George Washington University. Fall, 1999, Spring, 2000, Fall, 2000, Spring, 2001, Fall, 2002.
“Dancing in the Minefields: Managing Employee Performance and Compensation.” She designed and delivered training for MBA residency. George Washington University. Spring, 1999.
Center for Excellence in Municipal Management. She designed and delivered HRM training module for mid- to upper-level DC government managers. Spring, 1998.
Tri-Way Enterprise, Inc. She designed and delivered Human Resources and Employee Motivation Workshop to Chinese delegation of accounting and finance professionals. Fall, 1998.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|She was an external consultant for a proposal submitted by Accenture to the USPS, to increase the diversity of their applicant pool, 2005. She provided supervisor-subordinate coaching to the president and executive secretary of Craig Capital, 2004. She designed employee surveys, analyzed data, and wrote reports. Navy Federal Credit Union, 2007-present; Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, 2002-2004; Council on Education in Management, 2005 - present; Delta Airlines, 1992-1997; Georgia State University Career Services Center, 1995-1997; United Health Services, 1988 - 1990.|
|Spanish||She has complete fluency. She studied Spanish for 7 years before living in Spain and continues to use Spanish regularly.|
|French||Her fluency level is conversational. She studied French for 5 years and taught courses at Sciences-Po in Paris (mostly English, with basic overviews in French).|
Fields of Expertise
analysis technique, statistical data analysis, applied statistics, statistic, statistical design of experiments, statistical method, design of experiments, research management, statistical sampling, statistical survey, statistical survey analysis, statistics, survey design, case-based reasoning, industry survey, mentoring, modern management tools, organizational behavior, sexual harassment, human resources, motivation, team building, work team, gap analysis, advertising perception survey, cross-functional team, consumer survey, behavioral science, consumer demographics, partial least squares, self-directed work team, business management, incentive compensation plan, on-the-job training, organizational development, employee drug testing, employee empowerment, corrective action, communication, experiment, market research, least squares method, future studies, chi-square method