Part-Time Faculty in Management
As my course(s) are presented in online format only, I do not have an office on campus or posted office hourse. But you should know that I truly love the opportunity to connect with students 1-on-1. If you would like to meet with me about a course, your career, or any other topic of your choosing, please reach out at Theresa.Rich@wayne.edu and we can set up some time in person or over zoom.
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Certificate of Completion: Senior Executives in State & Local Government - Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education
Certificate of Completion: Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling, and Action - Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education
PhD - Capella University - Organization & Management
Master of Legal Letters (LL.M.) in Taxation - Wayne State University Law School
Juris Doctor (J.D.) - Wayne State University Law School
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) - Grand Valley State University
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting - Grand Valley State University
Associate of Business Administration (A.B.A.) - Lake Michigan College
After a 30+ year career at General Motors, I retired to start a law firm and teach part-time at MISB. During my 32 years at GM, I worked as an attorney in the tax department, in Organization & Development, as the leader of GM Learning, in Human Resources providing services to over 10,000 engineering professionals, in strategy, and as an executive coach. My specialty was helping global executives transition to new roles. During my time there, I was sent to over a dozen different countries on five continents. I led the global employee engagement operations, developed a training curriculum for the global HR staff, and started a day-long new employee orientation program. As an internal consultant, I became the confidant and leader of change management for a number of senior executives, mostly in the engineering function.
Research and teaching interests
My dissertation is on Followership and my teaching interests are in management, human resources, organizational development, and change management.