Patricia Hedberg

Associate Professor, Management

(651) 962-4305

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 443F
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Minneapolis, Minnesota, University of Minnesota
B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Ohio Northern University

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Patricia Hedberg teaches in the UST MBA programs and the undergraduate leadership/management concentration. Her teaching interests include leadership, management and organizational behavior with an emphasis on self-development, team dynamics, power and influence, and networking and relationships. She is an active presenter in many professional development programs on the topics of change management, organizational behavior and organizational ethics. Hedberg is lead faculty for the university's Institute for Executive Director Leadership program for nonprofit leaders.

Hedberg's consulting and research activities include leading with integrity, managerial reflection, reflective learning and group development. She has published on ways in which family business leaders can use ethics and values to create a sustainable business culture. Her most recent work with family business involved exploring the power dynamics of co-preneurial couples. She also has examined managerial reflection, focusing on how to create reflection in the management classroom as well as exploring how managers create space to process and gain perspective in the midst of complicated action.

Hedberg currently is the inaugural 3M Professor in Residence, consulting with 3M human resources on their leadership development programs.

Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, Management Department, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Minneapolis (1998 - present)
  • Department Chair, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2011 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1991 - 1998)
  • Marketing Services Director, National Information Systems, Inc., Burnsville (1989 - 1990)
  • Independent consultant, Independent Consultant, St. Paul (1987 - 1989)
  • Corporate Human Resource Research Specialist, Honeywell, Inc.,, Minneapolis (1984 - 1987)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Professional Service
  • Journal of Management Education, Reviewer
  • Academy of Management, Reviewer
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Reviewer

Major Works
  • Hedberg, P. R., & Danes, S. M. (2012). Explorations of dynamic power processes within copreneurial couples. Journal of Family Business Strategy, (3), pp. 228-238
  • Hedberg, P. R. (2009). Learning through reflective classroom practice: Applications to educate the reflective manager. Journal of Management Education, (33)(1), pp. 10-36
  • Sorenson, R., Goodpaster, K. E., Hedberg, P. R., & Yan, J. (2009). The family point of view, family social capital, and firm performance: An exploratory test. Family Business Review, (22)(2), pp. 239-253

Research Interests
  • Business Education
  • Corporate Management
  • Family Business
  • Leadership

  • "Leadership and motivation: Staying successful in an enviroment of constant change" Directors Session at the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBACSEA) Global Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 01, 2014
  • "The essence of good leadership" MCN/UST Nonprofit Essentials Conference, July 01, 2013
  • "A3.0 world: Teaching, learning, and adapting to a better" OBTS -Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference, Ashville, North Carolina, June 01, 2013
  • "Teaching essentials - effective grading and feedback" Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, August 01, 2012
  • "Discussing the undiscussables: How to introduce and discuss sensitive classroom topics" Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop, San Antonio, TX, August 01, 2011
  • "TTC best practices: Effectively designing and assessing team projects." Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 01, 2010
  • "Designing courses that engage difference" Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 01, 2010
  • "What did we learn about learning in groups - meta-debriefing team experiences" Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Charleston, South Carolina, June 01, 2009
  • "How leadership and conflict styles relate to ethical norms in family firms" Family Enterprise Research Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, April 01, 2009
  • "From conscience to family capital" Family Enterprise Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, January 01, 2008
  • "My life in the mob: Learning from group experiences" OBTS - Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Rochester, New York, January 01, 2006
  • "The case for ethical cultures: What convinces organizations to change?" Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual conference, Los Angeles, California, January 01, 2005
  • "Authentic teaching: It's the real thing" Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Redlands, California, January 01, 2004
  • "Ethical Footprints" MidAtlantic Organizational Behavioral Teaching Conference, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 01, 2003