Elizabeth Welsh

Assistant Professor, Management

wels2749@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5493

2110 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 352
St. Paul, MN 55105

Ph.D., Human Resources & Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota
M.B.A., , University of California
M.S., Computer Sciences, University of California
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

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Elizabeth Welsh teaches in the undergraduate and M.B.A. programs. Prior to joining St. Thomas in January 2010, she was a senior instructor in the Human Resources and Industrial Relations program at the University of Minnesota.

Prior to earning her Ph.D., Welsh worked across industry and functional areas. Specifically, she was the vice president of organizational development at InstallShield Software Corp., a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co., a program manager at Microsoft and a financial analyst at First Boston.

Given this background, she chooses research projects that either address questions that leaders need answers to, or tries to make research more relevant for those leaders. For example, she has done significant work on mentoring, a key contributor to career success, and is currently working on a project looking at how employees successfully manage their bosses.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 360 - 01 Organization & Empl Develp - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 233
Description of course Organization & Empl Develp : CRN: 42759
This course focuses on the theories, concepts, research and practice of organiation change and development, performance mangement, and employee training and development that impact organizational employee behavior. Topics include an overview of human resource management, organization entry and socialization, employee performance management, career choices, employee motivation, job design, organization structure, culture, group dynamics, teamwork, power and influence, organization restructuring, change management, and employee training and development. Prerequisite: MGMT 305 and junior standing

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MGMT 610 - 201 Human Resource Management - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 TMH 301
Description of course Human Resource Management : CRN: 42773
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 305 - 08 Mgmt & Organizational Behavior - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 115
Description of course Mgmt & Organizational Behavior : CRN: 22007
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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MGMT 305 - 10 Mgmt & Organizational Behavior - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 234
Description of course Mgmt & Organizational Behavior : CRN: 22009
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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MGMT 364 - 01 Employee and Labor Relations - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 108
Description of course Employee and Labor Relations : CRN: 22011
This course is designed to prepare students to be successful human resource generalists, general managers or entrepeneurs. These careers require both HR knowledge and interpersonal skills. Thus, this course focuses on the concepts, research and practice of employee and labor relations and related organization processes that impact employee behavior. Topics include leadership, worker representation, conflict resolution and negotiation, employee counseling and discipline, global and workplace diversity, and health and safety. Prerequisite: MGMT 305 and junior standing

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2009 - present)
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2006 - 2009)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2004 - 2004)
  • Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2001 - 2003)
  • Vice President of Organizational Development, InstallShield Software Corporation, Schaumburg (1997 - 2000)
  • Marketing Manager, Tellabs, Inc, Naperville (1997 - 1997)
  • Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Chicago (1992 - 1996)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles (1990 - 1991)
  • Financial Analyst, The First Boston Corporation, New York (1987 - 1989)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
  • Society of Human Resource Management

Professional Service
  • Academy of Management, Reviewer
  • Career Development International, Reviewer

Major Works
  • Welsh, E. T., Bhave, D., & Kim, K. Y. (2012). Are you my mentor? Informal mentoring mutual identification. Career Development International, (17)(2), pp. 137-148
  • Welsh, E. T., Ganegoda, D. B., Arvey, R. D., Wiley, J., & Budd, J. W. (2012). Is there fire? Executive compensation and employee attitudes.. Personnel Review, (41)(3), pp. 260-282
  • Welsh, E. T., & Wanberg, C. R. (2009). Launching the post-college career: A study of mentoring antecedents. Journal of Vocational Behavior, (74), pp. 257-263
  • Wanberg, C. R., Welsh, E. T., & Kammeyer-Mueller, J. D. (2007). Protégé and mentor self-disclosure: Levels and outcomes within formal mentoring dyads in a corporate context. Journal of Vocational Behavior, (70), pp. 398-412
  • Glomb, T., & Welsh, E. T. (2005). Can opposites attract? Personality heterogeneity in supervisor-subordinate dyads as a predictor of subordinate outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, (90), pp. 749-757
  • Wanberg, C. R., Welsh, E. T., & Hezlett, S. A. (2003). Research in Personnel & Human Resources Management Vol 22. In J.J. Martocchio & G.R. Ferris (Ed.), Mentoring research: A review and dynamic process model (pp. 39-124). Oxford, England: Elsevier Science
  • Welsh, E. T., Wanberg, C. R., & Simmering, M. (2003). E-learning: Emerging uses, empirical results and future directions. International Journal of Training and Development, (7), pp. 245-258

Research Interests
  • Human Resources
  • Mentoring

Awards and Honors
  • U of M - Herbie Award in HRIR Program, 2008

Presentations
  • "Bridging the gap between theory and empirical research on mentoring" SIOP - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 01, 2014
  • "Bridging the gap between theory and empirical research on mentoring" OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2014
  • "Using qualitative data gathering and analytical techniques to expand the boundaries of the classroom" OBTC- Organization Behavior Teaching Conference, Asheville, North Carolina, June 01, 2013
  • "Do women receive as much mentoring as men? Unraveling the disparity between theory and results" Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 01, 2010
  • "Do women receive as much as mentoring men? Unraveling the disparity between theory and results" European Academy of Management Conference, Rome, Italy, May 01, 2010
  • "Can opposites attract? Personality heterogeneity in supervisor-subordinate dyads as a predictor of subordinate outcomes" SIOP - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, Illinois, April 01, 2004
  • "E-learning: General state of the industry" SIOP - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York, New York, April 01, 2002