Kathleen Suchon

Ph.D. (State University of New York at Albany)

Dr. Suchon has served as Chair of the Management Department and is a Professor of Management and Human Resources in the Earle P. Charlton College of Business. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of Strategic Management, Human Resource Development, and Organizational Behavior. Professor Suchon's areas of research interest include the strategic implications of organization structure, and human-resource and country-based sources of private enterprise competitiveness.

Recently she has focused on the global automobile industry and on the managerial implications of franchising. Dr. Suchon has had a wide variety of research, consulting, and training experience, including work with corporations such as Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, and Wang Laboratories, as well as various public agencies. Among Dr. Suchon's executive development and training experience, she has served as Program Coordinator for the Aspen Institute's Young Executive Program, and as Associate Director for Program Development and Administration on the multi-year General Motors/New York State Project on Industrial Effectiveness and Economic Development.

Dr.Suchon has held prior faculty positions at the State University of New York at Albany and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she also served as Director of its Center for Industrial Competitiveness. Professor Suchon holds a BA in liberal arts from the University of California at Berkeley, an MBA from the School of Business at the State University of New York at Albany, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration with concentrations in policy analysis and organizational behavior from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy Analysis at the State University of New York at Albany.


E-mail: ksuchon@umassd.edu
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