Associate Dean & Director of Interdisciplinary Programs
Bradford Chair in International Business
Ph.D. (Human Resource Management) University of Iowa; M.S. (Industrial Relations), Iowa State University; B.S. (Psychology) Iowa State University
Human Resources Management; Staffing; Training; Diversity
Diversity; Recruitment; Leadership
Mary works closely with the Dean to provide active support for faculty, staff and students and CBA and university policies, processes and initiatives. Mary is responsible for managing the college's AACSB Accreditation reports and processes and she is engaged in strategic management and learning assurance. She also provides leadership and coordination with departments in transfer/articulation issues with Iowa's community colleges. As she represents the college on important university committees, she maintains a special focus on building productive and positive collaborations with university administration, colleges, departments and faculty.
Mary has published articles in many respected journals including Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Journal of Management Education in addition to others. Mary won the Outstanding Paper Award for Emerald Literati Network for her paper on 'Gender differences in leadership competencies, expatriate readiness, and performance. During her time teaching at Virginia Tech she won the Pamplin College of Business Diversity Excellence award and the Teaching Excellence award. Mary taught at the University of Iowa and Virginia Tech before coming to UNI.
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University of Northern Iowa senior business management major, Carter Nordman, was elected as a Republican to the 19th District of the Iowa House of Representatives, and at 22, he will enter as the youngest legislator in the chamber.
As I write this, past mid-term, face-to-face classes continue. Will we make it through the semester? Regardless, our 40th year moves forward, pandemic or not! I am the last dean of this college to have worked for all previous deans. I look forward to celebrating with my colleagues, probably post-vaccine, to recognize where we have been and where we are today.
In today’s education climate—where disruption due to the pandemic and ever-changing technologies have become the norm—putting the students first is of utmost importance. At UNI’s business college, students are at the center of everything, and that’s by design.
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