Background

Dr. Tansky has received grants to conduct research in the area of human resources in small/entrepreneurial firms and for academic conferences on managing people in such firms. Her research has appeared in numerous professional journals, including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, and The Labor Law Journal. She also has had several monographs published by the Sar Levitan Center for Social Policy Studies, and several book chapters.

She teaches courses on human resources in small and entrepreneurial firms, employee development, career development, the contingent workforce, reward systems, benefits, and compensation theory.

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Managing People in Small and Entrepreneurial Firms
  • Employee Development from Both the Individual and Organizational Perspective
  • Compensation and Reward Systems

Education

  • BS Education, The Ohio State University
  • MA Accounting, The Ohio State University
  • PhD Labor and Human Resources, The Ohio State University

Courses

  • BUSMHR 2292 - Business Skills & Environment

    Introduce the role of business in the lives of individuals, consumers, employees, and citizens. Focus on the concept of ethical leadership with emphasis on both oral and written communication skills for the business environment. Prereq; English 1110.01 (110), or equivalent; and admission to the Business Administration major.Not open to students with credit for BusAdm 499, 499.01, or BusMHR 2291. Not open to pre-business students.

  • BUSMHR 2292H - Business Skills & Environment

    Introduce the role of business in the lives of individuals, consumers, employees, and citizens. Focus on the concept of ethical leadership with emphasis on both oral and written communication skills for the business environment. Prereq: English 1110.01 (110) or equivalent, honors standing, and admission to the Business Administration major program. Not open to students with credit for 2291, 2292, or BusAdm 499(H).

  • BUSMHR 4520E - Leading High Performance Ventures

    Focuses on concepts, frameworks, skills, and tools that enable a start-up to become a sustainable enterprise that creates jobs. Option available for honors students to do extra work for Honors credit. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 3520 or 590.

  • BUSMHR 5530 - Topics in Social Entrepreneurship

    Developing a business plan in social entrepreneurship. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 691 or 694.52.