About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to become national leaders in organizational science scholarship, to achieve excellence in organizational science doctoral education, and, through both, ultimately advance employee and organizational health, well-being, and effectiveness.

Our Values

  • Commitment to openness, honesty, forthrightness, and the highest standards of integrity and ethical professional behavior in all that we do
  • Maintain a professional, collegial, respectful, and inclusive community
  • Promote communication, cooperation, and collaborations between faculty members and between faculty members and students in this interdisciplinary program
  • Promote the application of Organizational Science scholarship and methods to the improvement of the world of work by providing high quality Organizational Science consulting and outreach efforts; internships; and promoting public awareness of the field of organizational science
  • Support Organizational Science students and faculty in their efforts to study, research, develop, apply, and teach the principles, findings, and methods of Organizational Science
  • Value all types of high quality research from various disciplines be it qualitative, quantitative, lab-based, field-based, micro in-orientation, macro in-orientation, very basic, or very applied
  • Maintain and foster our interdisciplinary foundation
  • Value and recognize the importance of the science/practice model in our student training and the variety of career paths it may support
  • Commitment to thoughtfulness, reflection, flexibility, and the rigorous scrutiny of ideas

Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume leadership roles as organizational scholars, researchers, and educators in academic institutions and as practitioners and policy makers in a wide range of public and private settings. By doing so, our graduating doctoral students will be further promoting our core mission to advance employee and organizational health, well-being, and effectiveness.

In 2012 we did a research study where we asked our students and faculty to use one word to describe the program on a number of dimensions.  We then analyzed the data using WORDLE.  Click the link for the results regarding how others describe the program's culture, the people, the alums, and what makes us most unique.  Organizational Science WORDLE