PhD, Human Resource Studies, Cornell University, 1983
MLIR, Labor and Industrial Relations, Cornell University, 1978
BS, Personnel Psychology, University of Illinois, 1976
Dan Koys teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level and performs research in human resource management.
His courses are Human Resource Management, Compensation and Benefits, Career Management Skills, and Principles of Management. All of these courses incorporate aspects of experiential learning where students apply knowledge to realistic problems. For example, the Human Resource Management course and the Principles of Management course include online simulations of companies.
Koys has published his research in journals that include Personnel Psychology, Human Relations, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, the Journal of Business Ethics, Labor Law Journal, Journal of Management Education, and Journal of Human Resources Education. His current research is on the effects of human resources on organizational performance and on the improvement of teaching and learning in business schools.
As a former associate dean of DePaul's business college, Koys oversaw the business school’s academic policies and its maintenance of accreditation from Associaton to Advance Collegiate Schools Business-International (AACSB). He also led the effort to classify faculty members’ qualifications for AACSB. During that time, he coordinated efforts to launch new degree programs such as the Master of Science in Human Resources and the Bachelor of General Business. He also worked with his colleagues to develop occupation-focused concentrations within the undergraduate management major.