Frank Goeddeke

Frank Goeddeke


Assistant Professor (Teaching) - Management



Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 442
Detroit, MI 48201


Curriculum Vitae

Frank Goeddeke

Academic Programs

  • Management


Labor relations, safety & organizational reliability, research methods, quality.


 Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy, Management.  December, 2004.  Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 

 M.B.A.  Master of Business Administration, Management concentration.  April, 1999. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. 
M.A.S.  Master of Aeronautical Science, Human Factors specialization.  August, 1995. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. 
B.S.  Bachelor of Science, Professional Aeronautics.  Minor in Aviation Business Administration.  November, 1994.  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Department of Independent Study, Extended Campus.  Daytona Beach, FL. 
Associate Degree, General Studies.  March 1989.  Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI. 
Certificate of Achievement, Millwright.  1986.  Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI. 

Research and teaching interests

 Organizational Behavior, labor relations, research methods.


Frank Goeddeke has taught at nearly a dozen post-secondary institutions over more than two decades. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Florida, an MBA from Rollins College, and an MAS and BS from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has been published in several journals including Journal of Organizational Behavior and Organizational Research Methods. He has held a number of professional positions in his career including Associate Dean, skilled tradesperson, flight instructor, union president, industry researcher, union organizer, university administrator, and accreditation manager. Additionally, he has served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia (2010-2013). Frank is the co-founder of the MISB MBA Student and MBA Alumni Book Club that meets quarterly, and serves on the MISB Faculty Online Teaching Sub-Committee and as faculty liaison to the Management Department Advisory Board.  He is a Quality Matters online course Peer Reviewer and holds the QM Online Teaching Certification.


Masters, M., Goeddeke, F., Gibney, R., & Volz, W. (2022). Balancing rights and responsibilities in remedying union corruption: The case of the United Auto Workers (UAW). Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 34, 385-411.

Goeddeke, F., & Masters, M. (March 2021). The UAW: An iconic union falls into scandal. Routledge: New York, NY.

Goeddeke, F., & Masters, M. (2020). The United Auto Workers: From Walter Reuther to Rory Gamble. Perspectives on Work, 24, 40-44. Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Eberle, P., Bradley, T., Giss, G., & Goeddeke, F. (2020). Exploring Regional Differences in Cultural Values Involved in Creating Vietnam’s Emerging Economy. Empirical Economics Review, 10(2), 111-149.


Goeddeke, F. (January 17, 2023). Mentoring for Organizational Change. Keynote speech for about 100 participants at the “Empowering and Strengthening English Teaching Mentors’ network through Re-training and PD project” conference sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Goeddeke, F. (April 28, 2022). Online Teaching Best Practices. Invited panelist. Sponsored by ReBUILD Detroit Online Learning Community.

Pineros, R., Dharmasasmita, A., & Goeddeke, F. (March 8, 2021). Responsible Leadership & Competencies. Presented at the AACSB Innovative Curriculum Conference. AACSB Responsible Management Education Affinity Group.


Master Flight Instructor accreditation, National Association of Flight Instructors, February 2017 – February 2019.

Master Ground Instructor accreditation, National Association of Flight Instructors, November 2016 – November 2018.

“Leader Who Lead [sic] By Example” Award, UB Toastmasters, November 2014.

Distinguished Toastmaster Award, Toastmasters International, January 2014.

President’s Award, Institute of Finance and Economics, February 2013.

Value Added Award, GM Technical Education Program, September 2007

Beta Gamma Sigma, 2005

Courses taught by Frank Goeddeke

Fall Term 2023 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2023 (future)

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021