Bernd Kupka is an assistant professor of management for the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University.
He earned a B.A. in Communication from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2001 and a Masterâ€™s of Science from Radford University in Organizational and Professional communication in 2003. In 2008, he earned a Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in international human resource management from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Dr. Kupkaâ€™s teaching interests include (international) human resource management, training & development, organizational behavior, and organizational communication. When possible, all his classes have a high component of experiential education and students work as external consultants for local organizations. In 2013 he received the Civically Engage Scholar Award.
Dr. Kupkaâ€™s research interests focus on all issues related to expatriation, the practice of sending corporate representatives on short- and long-term business assignments abroad. More generally, he examines issues related to international human resource management and training & development.
Dr. Kupka is the advisor to the UVU student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management.