Erica Diehn

Assistant Professor, Management

dieh0473@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4195

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 346
St. Paul, MN 55105

B.S., Human Resource Management, Marquette University - College of Business Administration
M.A., Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
Ph.D., Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management

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Erica Waldera Diehn joined the Opus College of Business as a management faculty member in 2011. She teaches MBA and undergraduate courses in management, leadership, and organizational behavior. Prior to completing her doctorate, she held numerous human resources roles in the corporate sector. She has worked for three Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, General Mills, and Eaton) in five states and three countries. Professor Diehn's research focuses on leadership and employee adjustment and includes focused work in leadership transitions upon promotion, managing upwards, employment transitions, and expatriate learning and adjustment. She has research papers published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel

Psychology. Professor Diehn relishes the opportunity to help students learn and succeed in their careers; she is passionate about leadership development and building stronger managers of people to lead organizations and communities now and in the future. Her teaching style emphasizes excellence, engagement, integrating experience into the classroom, and supporting ethical leadership. Class sessions combine multiple approaches to learning including case studies, application activities, small and large group discussions. Professor Diehn received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and her B.S. in Business Administration from Marquette University.

Fall 2017 Courses
Fall 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 382 - L01 Leadership Development - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 115
Description of course Leadership Development : CRN: 42927
This course explores the concepts and skills involved in exercising effective leadership from both individual and organizational perspectives, with an emphasis on personal leadership development. The course covers important leadership theories and explores the concepts of leadership in diverse cultures, how organizational conditions affect competent leadership, and the actual work of leadership in organizations. Topics include self-awareness, managing stress, building relationships, gaining power and influence, and motivating others. This course examines the complexity of business leadership through understanding key theories and their application. Prerequisites: MGMT 305 and Junior standing
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MGMT 603 - 202 Leading Self and Others - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 420
Description of course Leading Self and Others : CRN: 43054
STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED MGMT 600 SHOULD NOT TAKE MGMT 603. Leadership is about insight, initiative, influence, and impact. You will explore principled leadership in this class, gaining a framework and skillset for developing your ability to make meaningful impact within dynamic and complicated organizations. Leading self and others incorporates insight into individual strengths and diversity, interpersonal and team dynamics, taking initiative and having influence both with and without formal authority, and examining the larger impact on organizational systems and the common good. This core MBA course, typically taken in the first year of the program, is designed to help students discern that leading is challenging and critical for success in both your career and the UST MBA program. -- Prerequisites: None.
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J-Term 2018 Courses
J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses
Spring 2018 Courses
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MGMT 382 - 01 Leadership Development - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 111
Description of course Leadership Development : CRN: 21875 4 Credit Hours
This course explores the concepts and skills involved in exercising effective leadership from both individual and organizational perspectives, with an emphasis on personal leadership development. The course covers important leadership theories and explores the concepts of leadership in diverse cultures, how organizational conditions affect competent leadership, and the actual work of leadership in organizations. Topics include self-awareness, managing stress, building relationships, gaining power and influence, and motivating others. This course examines the complexity of business leadership through understanding key theories and their application. Prerequisites: MGMT 305 and Junior standing
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MGMT 482 - 01 Leading Organizational Systems - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MCH 111
Description of course Leading Organizational Systems : CRN: 21882 4 Credit Hours
This course addresses the application of leadership principles in the context of business, political, and social organizations. It emphasizes how leadership affects the functions of the organization with particular emphasis on managerial applications. This course provides opportunities to think more systematically about leadership and organizations, its application, and the personal competencies needed for leadership success. There are two core purposes for the course: 1) learn about organizational leadership and management, and 2) understand one's own capacity for leading. More specifically, this course examines a variety of perspectives on leadership and management, identifies critical leadership and management challenges, and asks you to think deeply about leadership issues and opportunities. Topics explored include the role of the leader in leading organizational change and influencing social systems. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: MGMT 382, BETH 301, and one of MGMT 360, MGMT 384, or MGMT 388, plus senior standing.
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MGMT 482 - 02 Leading Organizational Systems - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 115
Description of course Leading Organizational Systems : CRN: 21883 4 Credit Hours
This course addresses the application of leadership principles in the context of business, political, and social organizations. It emphasizes how leadership affects the functions of the organization with particular emphasis on managerial applications. This course provides opportunities to think more systematically about leadership and organizations, its application, and the personal competencies needed for leadership success. There are two core purposes for the course: 1) learn about organizational leadership and management, and 2) understand one's own capacity for leading. More specifically, this course examines a variety of perspectives on leadership and management, identifies critical leadership and management challenges, and asks you to think deeply about leadership issues and opportunities. Topics explored include the role of the leader in leading organizational change and influencing social systems. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: MGMT 382, BETH 301, and one of MGMT 360, MGMT 384, or MGMT 388, plus senior standing.
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St Paul / Minneapolis (2012 - present)
  • Distinguished Service Faculty, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2011 - 2012)
  • Research Assistant, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2007 - 2011)
  • Instructor, Bethel University, Shoreview (2008 - 2011)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2005 - 2011)
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2009 - 2010)
  • Consultant, General Mills, Inc., Golden Valley (2008 - 2008)
  • Internal Research Consultant / Co-Op, General Mills, Inc., Golden Valley (2007 - 2007)
  • Human Resources Summer Project Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond (2006 - 2006)
  • Human Resources Officer, Eaton Corporation, European Electrical Division, Birmingham, West Midlands (2003 - 2005)
  • Human Resources Generalist, Eaton Corporation, Electrical Division, Lincoln (2002 - 2003)
  • Human Resources Recruitment Specialist, Eaton Corporation, Electrical Division, Pittsburgh (2001 - 2002)
  • Human Resources Internship, Eaton Corporation, Electrical Division, Milwaukee (1999 - 2001)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • International Leadership Association
  • Mixed-Methods Research Interdisciplinary Group - University of Minnesota
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Public Service
  • Speak the Word Church International, Other
  • Women at the Well International, Board Member

Publications
  • Zhu, J., Wanberg, C. R., Harrison, D. A., & Diehn, E. W. (2016). Ups and downs of the expatriate experience? Understanding work adjustment trajectories and career outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, (101)(4), pp. 549-568
  • Zhang, Z., Wanberg, C. R., & Diehn, E. W. (2010). Development of the "getting ready for your next job" inventory for unemployed individuals. Personnel Psychology, (63), pp. 439-478

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Careers
  • Employment
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership

Awards and Honors
  • Academy of Management Careers Division 2012 Best Paper Symposium of the Year Award, 2013
  • Academy of Management Human Resources Division, 2017
  • Teaching Excellence PhD Student Teaching Award, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Mgmt, 2010

Presentations
  • "Aren't bosses supposed to manage you? A qualitative examination of managing your boss" Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, August 01, 2016
  • "Mindful leadership" Opus College of Business Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2016
  • "Minding one's manners: Linking leader mindfulness and follower job performance" SIOP - Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 01, 2015
  • "Looking within: The internal socialization of recently promoted leaders" OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2014
  • "Qualitative research" University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management Department of Work and Organizations, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 01, 2014
  • "Ups and downs of the expatriate transition: An examination of adjustment and learning trajectories" Academy of Management, Boston, MA, August 01, 2012
  • "Development of the "Getting ready for your next job" Inventory for unemployed individuals" Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA, April 01, 2009