Michael DeVaughn

Associate Professor, Management

deva2917@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4297

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 455B
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Organization Theory and Strategy, University of Wisconsin
M.B.A., , Indiana University
B.A., , Brown University

See publications in UST Research Online

Michael L. DeVaughn teaches in the undergraduate business and part-time and full-time MBA programs. Prior to arriving at St. Thomas in 2008, DeVaughn taught at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in the school's undergraduate business and part-time and full-time MBA programs. He has taught courses in organizational behavior, strategic management and strategic leadership.

DeVaughn's research interests include organizational learning and entrepreneurship. Specifically, his work focuses on the role of different types and forms of experience in entrepreneurial founding teams and their implications for new firm outcomes.

Before his academic career, DeVaughn spent nearly 10 years working for Ralston Purina, PepsiCo and Fleet Financial Group (now Bank of America), where he was a vice president in the bank's Commercial Services Group.

DeVaughn holds an undergraduate degree in economics and organizational behavior and management from Brown University, an M.B.A. in marketing and human resources management from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in business (strategy and organization theory) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 305 - 06 Mgmt & Organizational Behavior M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 117
Description of course Mgmt & Organizational Behavior : CRN: 42752
This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of working within organizations, regardless of whether it is a for-profit, non-profit, or governmental organization. Certain complexities are common across organizations, irrespective of their goals or size. Understanding these complexities is critical to becoming an effective member of any organization, and this course will develop students' understanding and expertise in leading and managing themselves and others within organizations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MGMT 305 - 07 Mgmt & Organizational Behavior M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 117
Description of course Mgmt & Organizational Behavior : CRN: 42753
This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of working within organizations, regardless of whether it is a for-profit, non-profit, or governmental organization. Certain complexities are common across organizations, irrespective of their goals or size. Understanding these complexities is critical to becoming an effective member of any organization, and this course will develop students' understanding and expertise in leading and managing themselves and others within organizations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

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Location Time Day(s)
J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 799 - 121 Strategic Management - T - R - - - 0830 - 1000 SCH 120
Description of course Strategic Management : CRN: 22046
An integrative approach to the formulation and implementation of organizational strategy and policy, this capstone course focuses on organizational performances as it relates to mission, goals and objectives. You will get practice defining multi-faceted problems and their causes; analyzing internal and external environments; reviewing key corporate and business strategies; formulating alternative strategic options; and addressing the challenges of implementation. Emphasis is on the ethical dimensions of problem solving at the general management level. The course will draw upon the analytical tools and managerial knowledge developed in all previous MBA courses, with application to both for profit and nonprofit organizations. -- Prerequisite: All core classes and two electives (Evening MBA capstone class)

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Location Time Day(s)
MGMT 799 - 122 Strategic Management - T - R - - - 1015 - 1145 SCH 120
Description of course Strategic Management : CRN: 22047
An integrative approach to the formulation and implementation of organizational strategy and policy, this capstone course focuses on organizational performances as it relates to mission, goals and objectives. You will get practice defining multi-faceted problems and their causes; analyzing internal and external environments; reviewing key corporate and business strategies; formulating alternative strategic options; and addressing the challenges of implementation. Emphasis is on the ethical dimensions of problem solving at the general management level. The course will draw upon the analytical tools and managerial knowledge developed in all previous MBA courses, with application to both for profit and nonprofit organizations. -- Prerequisite: All core classes and two electives (Evening MBA capstone class)

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2008 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2003 - 2008)
  • Teaching Specialist, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2002 - 2002)
  • Lecturer (Instructor), University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison (1999 - 2001)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison (1997 - 1998)
  • Vice President, Fleet Boston Financial Group (Bank of America), Boston (1992 - 1997)
  • Marketing Manager, PepsiCo, Inc.(Pizza Hut Division), Wichita (1990 - 1992)
  • Brand Management Intern, Ralston Purina Co. (Pet Foods Division), St. Louis (1989 - 1989)
  • Banking Officer, Fleet National Bank, Providence (1986 - 1989)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society

Professional Service
  • Journal of Business Venturing., Reviewer
  • Strategic Management Society, Reviewer
  • Ph. D Project - Academy of Management,
  • MFCA - Management Faculty of Color Association,
  • Group & Organization Management Journal, Reviewer

Public Service
  • Minneapolis Public Schools and Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Joint Youth Commission, Committee Member
  • Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church Dignity Center, Committee Member
  • Minneapolis Parks & Recreation, Board Member

Publications
  • DeVaughn, M. L., & Leary, M. M. (2010). Antecedents of failure in recently chartered banks in the U.S. banking industry. Group and Organization Management, (35)(5), pp. 666-695
  • Leary, M. M., & DeVaughn, M. L. (2009). Entrepreneurial team characteristics that influence the successful launch of a new venture. Management Research News, (32)(6), pp. 567-579

Books and Chapters
  • Fischer, H. M., Brown, J., Porac, J. F., Wade, J. B., DeVaughn, M. L., & Kanfer, A. (2002). Mobilizing Knowledge in Interorganizational Alliances. In N. Bontis and C. W. Choo (Ed.), Mobilizing knowledge in interorganizational alliances (pp. 523-535). New York: Oxford University Press
  • Miner, A. S., Eesley, D. T., DeVaughn, M. L., & Plley-Rura, T. (2002). The Entrepreneurship Dynamic: Origins of Entrepreneurship and the Evolution of Industries. In C. Schoonhoven and E. Romanelli (Ed.), The magic beanstalk vision: Commercializing university inventions and research (pp. 109-146). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Research Interests
  • Banking
  • Entrepreneurship Strategy

Awards and Honors
  • Journal Best Paper Award (Macro Category), Sage Publications/Group & Organization Management, 2011
  • Academy of Management, Management Consulting Division, 2007

Presentations