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Hekman, David R

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • David's goal as a teacher and researcher is to improve organizational health by minimizing organizational problems. Three workplace problems he is particularly interested in minimizing are ineffective leadership, worker job dissatisfaction, and persistent workplace inequality.


  • leadership, race and gender discrimination in the workplace, organizational identification, professional identification, workplace regulatory focus, growth orientation, safety orientation, professional employees, physician productivity, job satisfaction, leader humility


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courses taught

  • BCOR 2202 - Principles of Organizational Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Focuses on the fundamentals of management. Students will learn the basic concepts and best practices in the behavioral sciences that can improve their abilities to lead and manage in organizations. Frameworks for individual, team, and organizational behavior are presented and discussed. Topics include personality traits, culture, decision making, teams, planning, motivation, leadership, well-being and human resources. A group project provides practice in teamwork and in applying the frameworks in practice. Credit not granted for this course and BCOR 2300, BCOR 2001
  • BUSM 2011 - Principles of Management
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead and manage in the workplace. Degree credit not granted for this course and BUSM 2001.
  • ORMG 7310 - Seminar on Organizational Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2022
    Doctoral level seminar covering such issues as leadership, job attitudes, motivation, absenteeism, turnover, goal setting, and group dynamics. Instructor consent required.


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