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Tracy Dumas

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Tracy L. Dumas, assistant professor, earned her PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She also holds an MS in Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago, and a BS from Northwestern University.

Dumas’ research addresses the interface between employees’ personal and professional lives with a focus on understanding how management practices can help employees to excel at work while also engaging meaningfully in their communities.  Her research is published in leading academic outlets including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Research on Managing Groups and Teams, and Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy.

Prior to joining Fisher, Dumas was a visiting assistant professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and an assistant professor of organizational sciences at George Washington University.  Prior to entering academia, Dumas managed client projects for a Chicago-based consulting and research firm specializing in work force issues.

Education

  • PhD, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • MS, Loyola University, Chicago.
  • BS, Northwestern University.

BUSMHR 7230 - Developing High Performance Teams

High performance organization leaders who adapt, work with others, understand/influence team behavior, align teams, understand organizational change, develop/achieve a vision; interpersonal behavior; influence strategies. 
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 828.

Groups and teams are becoming a way of life in organizations. However, myths and misconceptions about teams abound and often stand in the way of effective teamwork. The purpose of this course is to teach the theory and processes of group and team behavior so that you can successfully manage groups and work effectively in a variety of group settings. The course is intended for students who seek greater understanding of teams and who wish to increase their competence in managing and working effectively in these contexts.

BUSMHR 7240 - Managerial Negotiations

Exploration of the major concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiation, and the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup conflicts and their resolution.
Prereq: Enrollment in MBA, WPMBA, MHRM, or MAcc program; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 802.