Kathleen Suchon, PhD


Management & Marketing




Charlton College of Business 321


1989 State University of New York at Albany PhD
1981 State University of New York at Albany MBA
University of California/Berkeley BA


  • Strategic management
  • Human resource development
  • Organizational behavior

Research interests

  • Strategic implications of organizational structure
  • Human-resource and country-based sources of private enterprise competitiveness
  • Global automobile industry
  • Managerial implications of franchising

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 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.


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