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Suzanne de Janasz

Suzanne C. de Janasz is an Associate Professor of Leadership and Management at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is also a visiting professor at Warsaw University in Warsaw, Poland, and ALBA Graduate Business School in Vouliagmeni, Greece. An award-winning instructor, Suzanne teaches primarily graduate classes in leadership, negotiations, organizational behaviour, human resources, and interpersonal/managerial skills. Suzanne’s research on mentoring, work–family conflict, leadership, and pedagogy appears in such journals as Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Career Development International, and Journal of Management Education and has been featured in various newspapers and radio programs. Her upcoming text on negotiation and alternative dispute resolution (co-authored with Beverly DeMarr), is due out in 2009. In addition to her recent Fulbright Fellowship, Suzanne has received the New Educator Award from the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS) and the Jepson fellowship from her university. Suzanne participates and serves in various leadership roles in the Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, and the OBTS. After earning an undergraduate music degree from the University of Miami, Suzanne earned her MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC). Between the two degrees, she worked for five years as an organizational consultant in the aerospace industry. Prior to joining the faculty of UMW, Suzanne taught full-time at James Madison University and part-time at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.