Elizabeth Welsh

Assistant Professor, Management


(651) 962-5493

2115 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.

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
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MGMT 360 - 01 Organization & Empl Develp - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 229
Description of course Organization & Empl Develp : CRN: 42973
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. Offered Fall semester.

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MGMT 610 - 201 Human Resource Management - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 TMH 301
Description of course Human Resource Management : CRN: 42991
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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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

  • 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
  • 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

Books and Chapters
  • 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

Research Interests
  • Human Resources
  • Mentoring

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