Michael Sheppeck

Associate Professor, Management

masheppeck@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5485

2110 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 324
St. Paul, MN 55105

Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida
M.A., General Psychology, Statistics, Western Washington University
B.A., Psychology, Slippery Rock University

See my articles and publications

Mick Sheppeck received his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of South Florida. He teaches various human resource courses in the undergraduate business school, the Health Care UST MBA program and the Executive UST MBA program. His teaching style is interactive and focused on applied issues in business, nonprofit and government organizations. He worked in various human resource jobs at the National Bank of Detroit, Assessment Designs International and Honeywell, Inc.

Sheppeck's research activities are focused on the integration between an organization's marketplace customer strategy and its workforce strategy. Together with Jack Militello, he received the Ulrich-Lake Award in 2001 for the best applied paper in the Human Resource Management journal. He consults in the areas of human capital management, talent/succession management, competency modeling, employee selection and assessment, performance management, training and development, and employee attitude surveying.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 362 - 01 Attract and Reward Talent - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 236
Description of course Attract and Reward Talent : CRN: 42760
This course focuses on the theories, concepts, research and practice of staffing and compensation/reward programs that impact organizational employee behavior. Topics include, law , labor markets, human resource planning, including recruiting, hiring and layoffs, job analysis, staffing and selection, compensation strategy, policies and practices and benefits programs. Prerequisite: MGMT 305

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MGMT 610 - 422 Human Resource Management - - - - - - - -
Description of course Human Resource Management : CRN: 42774
The purpose of this course is to help managers, and those hoping to become managers, use human resource practices and theories to build effective workplaces. To do this, the course covers human capital management, global HR, diversity and equal employment, employment law, staffing, talent management, compensation and benefits, and labor relations. Prerequisite: Standard core courses

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 460 - 01 Human Resource Strategy M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 236
Description of course Human Resource Strategy : CRN: 22016
This course focuses on the theories, concepts, research, and practice of human capital management that impacts organizational employee behavior. Topics include systems theory, human capital strategy, human resource best practices, configurations or market and human capital practices, human metrics and ROI analysis, and the evolving role of the human resource function in contemporary organizations. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites:MGMT 360 or 390 and MGMT 362 or 420

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MGMT 748 - 364 Leading Strategic Change See Details * *
Description of course Leading Strategic Change : CRN: 22043

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TMH 4600800-170009 Jan '15
TMH 4600800-170006 Feb '15
TMH 3500800-170006 Mar '15
TMH 4600800-170010 Apr '15
TMH 4600800-170008 May '15
MGMT 791 - 201 HR Strategy - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 TMH 460
Description of course HR Strategy : CRN: 22563
This course provides advanced students with the opportunity to explore the integration of human resource strategy with market strategy and experience several unique human resource systems. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct a personal project dealing with human resource strategy. The course explores the development of the HR department through analysis of the HR department and its primary internal clients. In addition, the course focuses on developing an effective HR vision, mission and strategies for that particular organization. The foci of the course include market strategy; human resource philosophy of senior line management; human resource strategy for the entire firm; political, cultural and technological issues involved in human re source strategy; building and implementing a strategic human resource plan; personal experience with human resource systems through corporate visitation programs or personal research; and integration of all HR functions into a comprehensive view of the HR activities. -- Prerequisite: Standard core courses and MGMT610

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1996 - present)
  • Assistant Dean, Division of Executive and Professional Development Organization: College of Business, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2004 - 2007)
  • Invited Lecturer, University of the West Indies - Mona School of Business, Kingstown (2005 - 2005)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1991 - 1996)
  • Director, Organization Development Department, Honeywell Inc., Corporate Headquarters, Minneapolis (1987 - 1991)
  • Adjunct Instructor, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1985 - 1991)
  • Manager, Systems & Planning Department, Honeywell Inc., Corporate Headquarters, Minneapolis (1985 - 1986)
  • Senior Human Resource Development Specialist, Honeywell Inc., Corporate Headquarters, Minneapolis (1985 - 1985)
  • Project Director, Assessment Designs Inc. (now a part of Wilson Learning), Orlando (1984 - 1984)
  • Manager, Human Resources Research Department, Honeywell Inc., Corporate Headquarters, Minneapolis (1980 - 1984)
  • Adjunct Instructor, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1980 - 1983)
  • Human Resource Specialist, Honeywell Inc., Aerospace Division, Clearwater (1979 - 1980)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Wayne State University, Detroit (1978 - 1978)
  • Manager, Personnel Research & Planning Department, National Bank Of Detroit, Detroit (1977 - 1978)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of South Florida, Tampa (1976 - 1977)

Professional Memberships
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • The Academy of Management
  • Twin Cities Human Resource Association

Professional Service
  • Academy of Management, Reviewer
  • SIOP - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology,

Major Works
  • Sheppeck, M. A., & Militello, J. F. (2014). An exploratory study of market strategy configurations in for-profit health care clinics. Journal of Health and Human Services AdministrationJournal of Health and Human Services Administration, (37)(1), pp. 4-36
  • Militello, J. F., Sailors, J. J., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2010). The equifinality of success in the operational excellence market discipline. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, (22)(1), pp. 2-24
  • Militello, J. F., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2008). Strategic focus/core assets relational analysis: Aligning the firm for competitive advantage. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, (16)(3),
  • Sheppeck, M. A., & Militello, J. F. (2008). The mediating effect of strategic processes in affecting firm market performance. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, (19)(2), pp. 180-198
  • Militello, J. F., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2007). Determining organizational alignment: A research model. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, (15)(1), pp. 128-143
  • Ramlall, S. J., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2007). Educating highly competent and principled HR professionals in the 21st century. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, (7)(3/4), pp. 215-226
  • Ramlall, S. J., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2006). Increasing the relevance of graduate HR education. Human Resource Planning Journal, (29)(2), pp. 6-11
  • Militello, J. F., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2003). Making the right match: Finding a consulting style that fits your firm. Journal of Business and Economic Research, (1)(10),
  • Sheppeck, M. A. (2000). Strategic HR configurations and organizational performance. Human Resource Management Journal, (39)(1), pp. 5-16

Research Interests
  • Careers
  • Employment
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Workforce Readiness
  • The interaction of market and workforce strategy

Presentations
  • "Success"ion plans: Build a succession plan the business wants, needs, and uses" Twin Cities Human Resource Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 13, 2014
  • "Talent management and succession planning" Association of Physician Executives, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 05, 2014
  • "Alignment for strategy execution" SHRM - Society of Human Resources and Management, Duluth, Minnesota, October 01, 2013
  • "Making metrics matter: Connecting human capital metrics to the business" Twin Cities Human Resource Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 01, 2013
  • "Project management essentials to successfully run or rescue your projects" Minnesota Government Information Technology Symposium, Saint Paul, MN, December 06, 2011
  • "Improving project performance: Keeping projects healthy" Minnesota Government Information Technology Symposium,, St. Paul, MN, December 07, 2010
  • "Dimensions for project success enabled by the sponsor / P3M relationship" Project Management Institute Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, July 01, 2010
  • "Manager development over time" Minnesota Medical Group Management, Saint Paul, MN, March 01, 2010
  • "Organization and workforce strategy" Society for Human Resource Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 01, 2009
  • "Mediating effect of strategic processes in affecting firm market performance" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 01, 2009
  • "Research findings that challenge current alignment models" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 01, 2009
  • "Strategic focus/core assets relational analysis: Aligning the firm for competitive advantage" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 01, 2007
  • "Organizational configurations and firm performance: A research model" Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 01, 2007
  • "Strategic alignment: Health care configurations" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, NV, January 01, 2007
  • "Educating highly competent and principled HR professionals in the 21st century" Southern Management Association, Clearwater Beach, Florida, October 01, 2006
  • "Determining organizational alignment: a research Model" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 01, 2006
  • "Configurations and organizations performance: A model and case study" European Applied Business Research Conference, Venice, Italy, January 01, 2005
  • "Organizational Alignment and Competitive Advantage: a Model and Research Report" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 01, 2004
  • "HR practice configurations" International Applied Business Research Conference, Acapulco, Mexico, March 01, 2003
  • "Re-thinking the SWOT analysis: Testing an analytical framework for competitive advantage" International Applied Business Research Conference, Acapulco, Mexico, March 01, 2003
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    Strategic business configurations

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    " Minnesota Professional Psychologists At Work Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2003
  • "Configuration Models and Case Studies" International Applied Research Conference, Venice, Italy, January 01, 2003
  • "Human resource wildcard trends that might conflict with standard legal advice. January 30, 2003." Minneapolis Institute of Legal Education Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2003
  • "Making the right match: Finding the consulting style that fits your firm" International Business & Economics Research Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 01, 2002
  • "Does pay attract, retain, and improve employee performance? February 21, 2002." Rocky Mountain, Denver, Colorado, January 01, 2002