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Business students in the Management program at Roger Williams University learn how to budget, organize, plan, hire, direct, control and otherwise manage complex organizations. Management students are challenged to think about issues such as diversity, ethics, politics and the many other dynamics that play a role in every work environment. The Management program at RWU is characterized by a broad variety of classes ranging from managing human resources to planning and control. Academic coursework is complemented by an internship requirement, which provides a hands-on component that amplifies the concepts taught in the classroom, and Management students have great flexibility in choosing electives to fit their interests.

As with all majors at RWU, the Management program offers numerous opportunities for student/faculty research and presentations. Recently, two projects, “The Impact of 'Green Collar Workers' on Organizations” and “Leadership for the Next Generation” were presented at the Northeast Decision Sciences Annual Meeting.

Graduates are prepared for management careers in human resources, procurement and purchasing, administrative services and health services, to name just a few.

Susan McTiernan, Ph.D.
Dean School of Business
Villanova University, Hofstra University & Case Western Reserve University
Contact Information
x3444
SB 109C

Susan McTiernan

Susan
McTiernan
Ph.D.
Dean School of Business
Villanova University, Hofstra University & Case Western Reserve University
Contact Information
x3444
SB 109C
Farbod Farhadi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
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Contact Information
x5668
SB 333

Farbod Farhadi

Farbod
Farhadi
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
sites/default/files/faculty-staff/cv/farhadi-cv.pdf
Contact Information
x5668
SB 333
Barbara L. Grota, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean/Director of The Leadership Institute, Assistant Professor of Management
B.A. Southeastern Massachusetts University, 1979, M.S. Syracuse University, 1982, Ph.D. Walden University, 2005
Contact Information
401 254-3092
SB 109A
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Leadership Development, Organizational Behavior, High Involvement Management, Stress Management and Resilience Teaching: Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Stress Management, Health Psychology

Barbara L. Grota

Barbara L.
Grota
Ph.D.
Assistant Dean/Director of The Leadership Institute, Assistant Professor of Management
B.A. Southeastern Massachusetts University, 1979, M.S. Syracuse University, 1982, Ph.D. Walden University, 2005
Contact Information
401 254-3092
SB 109A
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Leadership Development, Organizational Behavior, High Involvement Management, Stress Management and Resilience Teaching: Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Stress Management, Health Psychology
Elizabeth Volpe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Management
B.S. Cornell University, M.S., Ph.D. Boston College
Contact Information
401-254-5488
SB205
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Relationships in Organizations, Friendship in the Workplace, Issues Surrounding the Work-Life Interface, Women’s Careers, Identity and Identification.

Elizabeth Volpe

Elizabeth
Volpe
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Management
B.S. Cornell University, M.S., Ph.D. Boston College
Contact Information
401-254-5488
SB205
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Relationships in Organizations, Friendship in the Workplace, Issues Surrounding the Work-Life Interface, Women’s Careers, Identity and Identification.
David E. Melchar, M.S.
Professor of Management
B.S. Roger Williams University, M.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
Contact Information
401-254-3632
SB328
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Leadership, Ethics. Teaching: Leadership, Enterprise.

David E. Melchar

David E.
Melchar
M.S.
Professor of Management
B.S. Roger Williams University, M.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
Contact Information
401-254-3632
SB328
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Leadership, Ethics. Teaching: Leadership, Enterprise.
Yulong Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Operations Management
B.S. Sichuan International Studies University, Ph.D. The University of Toledo
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Contact Information
401-254-3836
SB220
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Supply Chain Integration, Knowledge Management, Product and Process Design in Manufacturing. Teaching: Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Science & Operations Strategy General Management

Yulong Li

Yulong
Li
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Operations Management
B.S. Sichuan International Studies University, Ph.D. The University of Toledo
sites/default/files/faculty-staff/cv/li_cv.pdf
Contact Information
401-254-3836
SB220
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Supply Chain Integration, Knowledge Management, Product and Process Design in Manufacturing. Teaching: Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Science & Operations Strategy General Management
Diane Harvey, M.A.
Professor of Management
B.S. Roger Williams University, M.A. Salve Regina University
Contact Information
401-254-3018
SB320
Areas of Expertise: 
Human Resource Management, Strategic Management

Diane Harvey

Diane
Harvey
M.A.
Professor of Management
B.S. Roger Williams University, M.A. Salve Regina University
Contact Information
401-254-3018
SB320
Areas of Expertise: 
Human Resource Management, Strategic Management
Susan M. Bosco, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
B.S. Boston University, M.B.A. Bryant College, Ph.D. University of Rhode Island
Contact Information
401-254-3175
SB 327
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Gender in organizations, Work and family interaction, Pedagogical issues in management education, Development of effective diversity training programs, Workplace diversity and corporate success, Organizational culture change, Career Planning.

Susan M. Bosco

Susan M.
Bosco
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
B.S. Boston University, M.B.A. Bryant College, Ph.D. University of Rhode Island
Contact Information
401-254-3175
SB 327
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Gender in organizations, Work and family interaction, Pedagogical issues in management education, Development of effective diversity training programs, Workplace diversity and corporate success, Organizational culture change, Career Planning.