Within his first week as interim dean of the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Nicolas (Nick) Williams has appointed Suzanne Masterson as interim associate dean of graduate programs, effective Monday, June 18, 2018.
Masterson, a professor in the department of management, has served as director of Lindner’s doctoral program since 2007 and has an extensive teaching and research history at Lindner. She has also served on the UC Graduate Council for many years and on numerous other college and university committees. She was a Lindner Research Fellow and is currently a Lindner Teaching Fellow and a member of UC's Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning.
“I am thrilled that Professor Masterson has agreed to serve as interim associate dean for graduate programs,” says Williams. “She understands the intricacies of this role and will be an exceptional addition to our leadership team. I am fully confident that she will help our college take full advantage of the many opportunities we will have over the coming year, including the grand opening of our new state-of-the-art building and the implementation of the university’s Next Lives Here strategic direction.”
Throughout her 20-year career at Lindner, Suzanne has taught executive, graduate and undergraduate classes in organizational behavior and human resource management. Her teaching style has earned her numerous awards, including the 2005 EXCEL Undergraduate Teaching Award. In 2017, she received the Lindner Award for Excellence Service to Research as well as the University of Cincinnati’s Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students Award.
Masterson says she’s excited about the opportunity to lead Lindner’s graduate programs team. “I’ve had the privilege of supporting our doctoral candidates over the last decade and look forward to working closely with all of our graduate programs over the coming year,” she says. “I also look forward to working with Interim Dean Williams and the rest of the leadership team at Lindner to continue the college’s forward trajectory.”
Her research focuses on organizational justice as well as employment relationships and quality, and some of her published work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others.
Outside of her roles at Lindner, she serves as Editor in Chief for the Journal of Organizational Behavior and is a member of the Academy of Management as well as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Additionally, she has served as an elected Representative-at-Large for the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management (2009-2011). She also serves as a reviewer for more than 10 professional publications, including the Academy of Management Review and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Her meticulous work earned her numerous outstanding reviewer awards.
Masterson received both her MBA and PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Maryland.