Susan R. Madsen is a professor of management at Utah Valley University and an
independent leadership and change consultant. She is also the Orin R. Woodbury Professor
of Leadership and Ethics. She has been heavily involved for many years in researching the
lifetime development of prominent women leaders. She has personally interviewed a host of
women university presidents, governors, and international leaders. Her first book titled
“On Becoming a Woman Leader: Learning from the Experiences of University Presidents” was
released in 2008, and her second book titled “Developing Leadership: Learning from the
Experiences of Women Governors” was released in 2009. She is now doing related leadership
research and consulting in the United Arab Emirates. Susan has also published nearly 60
articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and speaks and presents often in local,
national, and international academic and non-academic settings. Susan’s research and
consulting work have focused on women and leadership, change, ethics, strategic faculty
development, and work-life integration. She serves as a reviewer and/or editorial board
member for many academic journals. In 2007 she received a prestigious research award from
the Academy of Human Resource Development and has also received numerous awards and
honors for her teaching and scholarship at her institution and beyond. Susan received her
doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in Work, Community, and Family
Education with a specialization in human resource development. She has other degrees in
exercise science/wellness and speech communication education and started her career many
years ago as a junior high speech and debate teacher. 

Leadership

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The Status of Women in Utah Business (with Candice Backus and Glaucia Jones) (2014)
 

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The Status of Women Leaders in Utah Education (with Brian Fischer and Candice Backus) (2014)
 

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The Status of Women Leaders in Utah Nonprofits (with Candice Backus, Glaucia Jones, and Brian Fischer) (2014)
 

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Advancing Research on Women and Leadership: Developing an HRD Scholarly Agenda (with Julia Storberg-Walker and Kristina Natt och Dag), Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference in the Americas (2014)
 

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Women in Business Leadership: A Comparative Study of Countries in the Gulf Arab States (with Linzi Kemp and James Davis), Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference in the Americas (2014)
 

Ethics

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Ethics in Publishing (Doctoria Consortia) (with C.S. Wong), Asian Academy of Management (2012)
 

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Innovative Resources for Teaching Professional Ethics (with C.S. Wong), Asian Academy of Management (2012)
 

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Ethics in Publishing (7 presentations) (with Jim Davis), Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2012)
 

Change

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Leading Large-Scale Social Change: Women and Higher Education in Utah (with Cheryl Hanewicz and Doug Gardner), International Leadership Association (2011)
 

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Preparing Faculty and Staff for Change, Academic Leadership: The Online Journal (2008)
 

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Influential Factors in Individual Readiness for Change (with Cameron John and Duane Miller), Journal of Business and Management (2006)
 

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Readiness for Change: Implications on Employees' Relationship with Management, Job Knowledge and Skills, and Job Demands (with Duane Miller and Cameron John), Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship (2006)
 

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Work-Family Conflict and Health: A Study of the Workplace, Psychological, and Behavioral Correlates (with Cameron John and Duane Miller), Academy of Human Resource Development Research Conference of the Americas (2005)
 

Work-Life

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Work-life Issues and Strategies for Women Leaders Across the Globe, Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2011)
 

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Toward an Understanding of the Link between Work-Family Enrichment and Health (with Misti Stoddard), Academy of Human Resource Development Research Conference of the Americas (2007)
 

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Advancing Work-life Integration in Individuals, Workplaces, and Communities (with M. Lane Morris), Advances in Developing Human Resources (2007)
 

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Toward an Understanding of the Link between Work-Family Enrichment and Health (with Misti Stoddard), Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management (2007)
 

Service-Learning and Other Pedagogical Papers

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Innovative Reflection Tools for Develoing Leadership: Additional Ideas for Educators and Practitioners (with Kathi Tunheim and Norman Wright), International Leadership Association (2013)
 

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Teaching Team Leadership: Experiential Activities for Educators and Trainers (with Kathi Tunheim and Jessica Burnham), AHRD Research Conference of the Americas (2012)
 

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Humanistic Theory of Learning: Maslow (with Ian Wilson), The Encyclopedia of the Science of Learning (2012)
 

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Teaching HRD Theory with Toys: Creative Tools for Educators and Trainers (with Kathi Tunheim), 2011 AHRD Research Conference of the Americas (2011)
 

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Teaching Leadership with Toys: Innovative Tools for Educators and Trainers (with Kathi Tunheim), International Leadership Association (2010)
 

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

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The Recruitment and Retention of Nonprofit Employees (with Melissa Swasey), Western Academy of Management (2009)
 

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Forgiveness as a Workplace Intervention: The Literature and a Proposed Framework (with Janice Gygi, Suzanne F. Plowman, and Scott C. Hammond), Journal of Pplied and Behavioral Management (2009)
 

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Forgiveness as an HRD Intervention: Literature and Proposed Model (with Janice Gygi, Scott Hammond, and Suzanne Plowman), Academy of Human Resource Development Research Conference of the Americas (2008)
 

Faculty Development

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Tracking Faculty Research Productivity: Analysis of a Survey Instrument (with Jeffrey E. Hoyt, Scott C. Hammond, and James W. Fenton), International Journal of Applied Management Education and Development (2008)
 

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Strategic Faculty Development (Professional Development Workshop) (with Scott C. Hammond), Academy of Management (2005)
 
Strategic Faculty Development (with Scott C. Hammond and James W. Fenton), Organizational Behavior Teachers Conference (2004)
 

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Going from Zero to Ninty in Faculty Research Productivity (with Scott C. Hammond and James W. Fenton), Western Academy of Management (2004)
 

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Tracking Faculty Research Productivity: Analysis of a Survey Instrument (with Jeffrey E. Hoyt, Scott C. Hammond, and James W. Fenton), Western Academy of Management (2004)
 

Adult Learning and Other

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Preparing More Hispanic Women for Effective Workplace Learning (with Nicolle Johnson), 2011 AHRD Research Conference of the Americas (2011)
 

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Worldviews and the Impact on HRD Research and Practice: Women's Perspectives (Mormonism Viewpoint) (with Greg Wang), Academy of Human Resource Development Research Conference of the Americas (2008)
 

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Worldviews of Adult Learning in the Workplace through the Mormonism Lens (with Troy Nielson and Scott C. Hammond), Advances in Developing Human Resources (2006)
 

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Intellectual Capital: Comparison and Contrast, Performance Improvement Journal (2001)
 

Women and Education

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Understanding the Value of Education: A Critical Component of a Major Social Change Effort (with Cheryl Hanewicz, Nicolle Johnson, and Jessica Burnham), AHRD Research Conference of the Americas (2012)
 

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Leading Large-Scale Social Change: Women and Higher Education in Utah (with Cheryl Hanewicz and Doug Gardner), International Leadership Association (2011)