PhD North Carolina State University, Industrial Organizational Psychology, 2002
MS North Carolina State University, Industrial Organizational Psychology, 2001
BS University of Florida, Psychology (Minor: Sociology), 1997
Business school curricular challenges, improving the effectiveness of individual- and team-level learning, organizational citizenship, contextual factors that affect work analysis, work design and performance effectiveness.
Erich C. Dierdorff is a management
professor, consultant and nationally published researcher/commentator. His
research interests focus on curricular challenges facing contemporary schools of
business; improving the
effectiveness of individual- and team-level learning; examining the predictors
and consequences of
organizational citizenship; and contextual factors that affect work analysis,
work design and performance effectiveness.
Supported by grants from the GMAC
Management Education Research Institute, much of Dierdorff’s research has
centered on issues of “real-world” relevancy in business education. He is a
co-editor of the GMAC-commissioned book,
“Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education.” He
also is the co-director of the Business Education Insider, a national online resource for research, insights and news on
management education issues, especially those affecting graduate business
programs for working professionals.
Dierdorff’s published works have
appeared in leading management journals, including the Academy of Management
Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel
Psychology and The Leadership Quarterly. He serves on the editorial boards of
Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management
Learning & Education, Human Performance, and Journal of Leadership &
Organizational Studies. He also has contributed articles and commentary to
numerous industry and news media outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, the
Financial Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Washington
Dierdorff earned his bachelor’s degree in
psychology, with a minor in sociology, from the University of Florida. He has
both a master’s and a doctoral degree in industrial and organizational
psychology from North Carolina State University.
Outside the university, Dierdorff
has worked with dozens of organizations in areas of human capital consulting.
This work has spanned both the private and public sectors for organizations such
as Nortel Networks, Siemens Systems, Law School Admission Council, U.S.
Department of Labor, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the
American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages. His work has focused on
a variety of issues, including strategic workforce development, selection system
design, training effectiveness and leadership development.