Bernd Kupka is an associate 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 Master’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. Kupka’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. Kupka’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.