Moira Rosek is a Higher Education professional with over 25 years of experience in helping students achieve their personal goals. With a specialty in admission and enrollment trends, Moira seeks to help demystify the admission process, remove barriers to education, and create robust learning opportunities for those in the field of Human Resources. Moira is also a passionate administrator who works towards streamlining the graduate student experience based on her personal experiences. She has overseen the Graduate Programs in Human Resources since 2016 and is an avid adult learner having recently completed her MBA at the University of Connecticut in 2019.
B.A. Villanova University, 1996
MBA, University of Connecticut, 2019
B.S. Business, North Carolina State University, 1998
MBA, University of Connecticut, 2006
Bridget Bozzi has over 20 years of Human Resources experience. Bridget has strong knowledge in recruitment, employee relations, leadership and employee development, training, compensation, benefits, workers’ compensation, immigration, payroll, and affirmative action. She has provided Human Resources services to companies in the manufacturing, high-tech and healthcare industries. Bridget is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Bridget is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for Lectra (formerly Gerber Technology).
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration, University of Hartford
M.S. in Global Business Management (Innovation & Entrepreneurship), Rensselaer
B.A. in Communications (Public Relations), Central Connecticut State University
Areas of Expertise:
Program Leadership/ MBA Recruiting / Business Communication / Management / Organizational Development / Operations Management / Alumni Relations / Public Speaking
A noted employment lawyer, board member, and speaker, Britt-Marie counsels companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, in many areas of employment law, including sensitive, high-risk personnel issues, workplace investigations, DEI, compliance and separations. She is a partner in the Labor + Employment Group at Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw 200 law firm, and was elected to the firm’s Managing Committee. Britt-Marie offers insightful, forward-thinking, and practical counsel, is well-versed in the key responsibilities of directors, and supports clients’ boards of directors seeking guidance on governance, risk, and strategy.
She regularly advises boards of directors, senior management, and human resources professionals regarding personnel policies, affirmative action compliance, pay equity, discipline and terminations, wage and hour issues, disability and reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, employment contracts, unemployment, severance and separation agreements, reductions in force, and workplace health and safety issues. She also represents employers across various industries in litigation involving discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and other employment claims. Britt-Marie is a trained workplace investigator and regularly conducts, manages, and provides advice regarding workplace investigations involving all types of employment-related issues, particularly those requiring Board of Director and senior management involvement and high-profile matters. She serves as a faculty member for the Association of Workplace Investigators and frequently gives presentations on workplace investigations for Society of Human Resource Management chapters, the Association of Workplace Investigators, and other professional groups, as well as firm clients. Britt-Marie represents employers in claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, workers' compensation retaliation, and other employment disputes and litigation, including affirmative action compliance evaluations involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
She was appointed by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to serve on the Board of the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority and also serves on a number of other Boards, including the Association of Workplace Investigators, Oak Hill, UConn Health, and Teach for America - Connecticut. She has been ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the State of Connecticut in the area of Labor & Employment since 2014 and in the Connecticut Super Lawyers list since 2020 after being recognized as a Rising Star from 2013 to 2018.
Dan is a Connecticut native with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and M.B.A. in Business Analytics from Central Connecticut State University. He has over 15 years of professional work experience in a variety of roles in Human Resources, including the last 10 years in corporate environments specializing in HR & People Analytics. Passionate about HR transformation, process improvement, and unlocking the potential of data in HR, Dan enjoys the challenge of working in this evolving discipline. In his spare time, he loves to travel and explore new places.
Travis Grosser is an Associate Professor of Management and the Academic Director of graduate programs in HRM at the University of Connecticut. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Kentucky, with concentrations in organizational behavior and social network analysis. His research interests include: the antecedents and consequences of social networks in the workplace, employee innovation and creativity, knowledge sharing & collaboration, and organizational change. Grosser is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Group & Organization Management. He has conducted field research and consulted with a number of large corporations and small nonprofit organizations. He has published his research in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management.
Nora Madjar is an Associate Professor of Management at the University Of Connecticut School Of Business. She received her Ph. D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria in 2011.
Her main expertise is creativity in the workplace and her research examines the social and contextual factors that stimulate or hinder creative performance and what stimulates creativity in negotiations. Her scholarly work also explores different ways to structure jobs to facilitate creative work and facilitate the creative process. She has multiple articles on creativity published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management and Academy of Management Journal, among others. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Professor Madjar teaches courses in organizational behavior, managing creativity and innovation and negotiations for both undergraduate and MBA students.
John Mathieu is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of Connecticut, and holds the Friar Chair in Leadership and Teams at UConn. His primary areas of interest include models of team and multi-team effectiveness, leadership, training effectiveness, and cross-level models of organizational behavior. He has conducted work with several Fortune 500 companies, the armed services (i.e., Army, Navy, and Air Force), federal and state agencies (e.g., NRC, NASA, FAA, DOT), and numerous public and private organizations. Dr. Mathieu has over 100 publications, 200 presentations at national and international conferences, and has been a PI or Co-PI on over $9.7M in grants and contracts. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Management. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has guest edited special volumes of top-level journals.
University administrator, diversity champion and mom of four, Joelle Amy Murchison effectively balances her career, family responsibilities and an active community and volunteer schedule.
A graduate of Brown University, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Joelle effectively combines her passion and interests in education, inclusion, policy and communications in her work in diversity & inclusion and external partnerships at Connecticut’s flagship Top 20 public research university.
A native of Queens, and raised in Long Island, NY, Joelle takes her professional and leadership queues from her mother, a trailblazer in her own right, who was the first African American woman manager in the Social Security Administration in the 1970s. A graduate of Malverne Public Schools, following her post-secondary pursuits, Joelle began a career in higher education and the non-profit sector before transitioning to corporate America, and then returning to higher education in 2016.
Joelle is a proud life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Hartford Alumnae Chapter and the National Black MBA Association. Joelle is the recipient of numerous awards including most recently, the Community Service Award from Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, the Trailblazer Award from the Voices of Women of Color and the Living Waters Award from the Connecticut Conference of the UCC.
In service to the community, Joelle, a member of Faith Congregational Church, serves as a director/trustee on the board of the Amistad Center for Art and Culture (Hartford, CT), Vice Chair of the board of RECenter (formerly The Discovery Center), a racial equity education organization, the Pembroke Center Associates, and College Possible, a national nonprofit focused on college access. She is also a member of Brown University’s Women’s Leadership Council, Corporator for the Village for Families and Children and a member of the Board of Ambassadors of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Joelle previously served 2 terms on the board of directors of both the Morgan State University Foundation and Leadership Greater Hartford and spent 10 years as a diversity trainer with the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute.
In her spare time, Joelle is building out an inclusion, communication, leadership and coaching practice which she affectionately calls ExecMommy. She lives in Connecticut with her family including her four amazing children who are the wind beneath her wings. At her core, Joelle is passionate about encouraging people to reach their highest potential and creating space to open dialogue to enhance inclusion and understanding.
Sonja is recognized within the human resources field for her unique expertise in international HR and driving change to achieve substantial business results. With nearly 30 years of experience, she has led global restructurings for mid- to large-sized companies, leading efforts to gain efficiency, achieve cost transparency, and spearhead alignments that result in annualized savings of $24 to $650 million. Sonja is viewed as an Entrepreneurial HR expert with proven business acumen and hands-on experience in managing a business and P&L. Additionally, she is widely regarded as a strategic business partner and confident in all facets of HR, serving as a subject matter expertise in business transformation, talent & culture management, and workforce analytics.
She currently is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut where she develops and teaches graduate-level courses in Human Resource Management. In addition, she is the founder of Ardaso, an LLC offering a private wine label, organic spa products and customized precious stones jewelry. The company is dedicated to providing a source of revenue to selected local and global non-profit organizations.
Prior to this her vast expertise was utilized in the position of Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resource Officer at Tronox, the third largest global producer of the commodity chemical titanium dioxide with $2.6 billion in annual revenue and a team of 4,500 employees at 13 locations in the US, Europe, South African and Australia. She was instrumental in developing processes for the Compensation Committee ensuring compliance with ISS and SEC requirements. Launched innovative compensation, succession planning, and executive development programs for the company’s global businesses, while providing significant contributions during the creation of the company’s mission and values. Furthermore, Sonja was a key player in Tronox’ effort to improve culture, diversity, and morale.
Prior to her tenure at Tronox, Sonja was Vice President of HR for Heinz North America where she was responsible for leading all human resources activities for approximately 9,000 employees across the United States and Canada. Sonja has also served as Group Vice President of Human Resources for Alcoa where she supported the Global Rolled Products Division.
Sonja spent 22 years with Weyerhaeuser, an international forest products company, where she held various senior leadership roles both in the business and centers of expertise. There she instituted a best practice approach to succession planning, career development, and performance management. In 2000, she received Weyerhaeuser’s highest award, the President’s award, for achieving $14MM dollars in savings through various human resources initiatives.
Professor Reilly is Professor of Management and Department Head at the UConn School of Business where he teaches integrative strategy classes. He was Academic Director for the School’s Graduate Programs in Human Resource Management from 2014-2019. Greg is active in executive training and has led courses on developing strategy, HR metrics, strategic human resources and strategic financial management around the world. He has led executive classes for managers
Greg’s research activities are focused on compensation, employee turnover, human capital, and the role of time in strategic management research. His work is regularly published in top tier academic journals.
Greg teaches and advises leaders from manufacturing, services, healthcare, government professional services and non-profit arts organizations. He most has most recently worked with executives from Precision Castparts Co., BrightView, Travelers, Paradigm Precision, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and COMEX/PPG. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
For over three decades, Steve has held senior roles in HR management, M&A integration, organization effectiveness, leadership development, change management and strategic communications at a number of the most admired global companies including Microsoft, Marriott International, TRW, WPP, CIBA-GEIGY and Citibank.
As Head of Transformation Management and Corporate HR M&A Integration at Merck, KGaA, Steve prepared leaders for integration and managing change. He developed and managed programs for a $17 billion global acquisition, involving a new business start-up, a blended leadership team and the onboarding of 10,000 employees at over 60 sites. While at Microsoft, Steve headed up the HR M&A integration practice and created new approaches for culture assessment, leader onboarding and assessing integration effectiveness. Overall, he has worked on over twenty M&A acquisitions/mergers including both national and global deals.
Steve has designed and managed leadership and talent development, succession planning and high potential programs to build the leadership pipeline and develop current and future leaders. He strengthened senior executive and high potential talent acquisition and retention through the creation of an external candidate inventory, job/candidate competencies, behavioral-based interviewing, and a global mentoring program. Steve has worked with leaders across industries and levels to increase top team effectiveness and to effectively manage major growth and change initiatives.
Steve has been an adjunct faculty member at a number of leading graduate business schools and universities in the U.S. and Canada including the University of Connecticut’s School of Business; Boston University’s Questrom School of Business; New York University’s School of Professional Studies; Marymount University’s School of Business & Technology; University of Washington; Seattle Pacific University; University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business and University of Alberta School of Business.
In addition to developing curriculum and teaching courses, Steve has designed and delivered both on-line and in-person classes on strategic and operational HR topics to audiences in the Middle East and Asia. He was co-chair of the HR M&A Roundtable, a global organization for senior HR and cross-functional merger and acquisition practitioners. Steve has also been a special editor of the HR People + Strategy Journal and a blogger for both The Conference Board’s Human Capital Exchange and for HR People + Strategy.
M.A. and B.A., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Virginia Taylor is an experienced HR Strategic Leader and Educator with over 25 years of diverse HR experience in both corporate and nonprofit industries including manufacturing, sales, healthcare, construction management, industrial distribution, and aerospace. Virginia has a proven track record specializing in leadership development and strategic business partnership. She is skilled at counseling and coaching leaders of all levels during organizational change through workforce planning, leading through change, and providing training and support to first-time managers.
Virginia currently serves as faculty and coach for PAISE Leadership LLC delivering training and development to new managers in both corporate and non-profit organizations teaching the core competencies required to become effective leaders in the “First Time Manager Intensive” program.
Virginia received her Master’s in Human Resources Management from the University of Connecticut School of Business. She holds Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) certifications. In addition, her Coaching certification is endorsed by the International Coaching Federation, and she is certified as a Trainer with DDI (Development Dimensions Inc., a leading global leadership consulting firm for leadership development).
Kevin Thompson is an Associate Professor In Residence in the University of Connecticut School of Business Department of Management where he teaches human capital courses in the Human Resources Management graduate program and at the undergraduate level, as well as the strategy capstone course for undergraduate business students. Kevin advises honors students on experiential honors projects and is a service learning fellow leading experiential, service learning projects for the School of Business.
Kevin is a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development where he has presented on developing millennial employees and contributes to the adult learning scholar-practitioner and learning and development special interest groups. His research interests include learning and development supports for the millennial generation, leading millennials and qualitative inquiry. Kevin serves on the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery Board of Directors and consults on the organization’s training business and programs. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and has worked as a business leader in entrepreneurial settings, learning leader in Fortune 100 companies and leadership and learning consultant for non-profit organizations.
Stan is currently Adjunct Professor at UConn, Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses in Management and Human Resources since 2018; and Adjunct Professor at Mercy College (NY) where he has taught a diversity of courses relating to Human Resources and Organizational Leadership. Previously, he was with Pace University and University of Bridgeport.
His professional career focused on being a practitioner in the Human Resources profession for companies in various industries including Retail, Information Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Professional Services Consulting. He has held positions in Compensation/Benefits, Labor Relations, Executive Recruiting and HR Business Partner for line managers. His background combines a deep practical knowledge and understanding of HR strategy and programs along with an abiding interest in the psychology of human behavior as a way to identify leading practices and research to improve employee engagement and leadership development.
Stan also is an author, recently completing his book, "Ambassador for Peace, How Theodore Roosevelt Won the Nobel Peace Prize." He is currently researching his next book project that will deal with how both Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt each harnessed their lifelong depressions to demonstrate an exemplary resiliency of spirit and lifetime achievements that can be helpful to those that suffer with mental disability.
Stan holds an MS in Psychology from City University of NY and a BA from Iona College. A native of New York, he presently resides in Connecticut with his wife. They have three children and three grand-children.