Dr. Marieke Schilpzand (“Dr. S”) is an associate professor of management in the School of Business at GGC. She is very passionate about teaching engaging courses in the management discipline, including Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, Decision Making and Creative Problem Solving, and Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Schilpzand believes that students learn best when engaged in an active classroom setting. Her teaching style is student-centric with an emphasis on critical thinking and application of the course material to students’ life and work experiences. To actively engage, students are expected to come to class prepared by completing the assigned work before class time. During class time, students are expected to participate in classroom discussion, experiential exercises and group activities to put management theory into practice. Her courses provide high levels of intellectual challenge and introspection as well as opportunities for practice, feedback, improvement and individual attention so students can succeed. Each course culminates in a final project and presentation.
Her research focuses on three separate domains: team effectiveness, creativity and cross-cultural issues in management, but also at their intersection. Her work has been published in leading management journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Small Group Research, Management and Organization Review, and Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management. She has presented her work at national conferences including the Academy of Management (AOM), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Southern Management Association (SMA) and Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research INGroup, and is an active reviewer for journals and conferences.