Our guest speaker will be Dr. Michael J. Urick!
Dr. Michael J. Urick is Director of the Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence program and an Associate Professor at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at Saint Vincent College. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards such as the Teaching Excellence Award from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and was internationally recognized by the Institute for Supply Management as a “Person of the Year.” Urick is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Leadership and Management. His research focuses on issues related to intergenerational phenomena, leadership, operational excellence, and leveraging popular culture to illustrate organizational behavior theories. In addition to authoring or co-authoring over fifty publications, he also regularly presents at conferences including the Academy of Management and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Urick is a regular speaker on age-related issues in the workplace and is an active consultant on issues related to workplace interactions, organizational culture, and ethics. In his monthly blog, Urick blends his interests to suggest practical and actionable items for readers to use in their daily experiences. Urick volunteers on the board of several non-profit organizations including the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival. Prior to academia, Urick worked in a variety of roles related to auditing, utilities, and training and development. For fun, Urick enjoys music and leads and performs with Neon Swing X-perience throughout portions of the US.