Madsen, Susan R.
Title:
Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership & Ethics
Office:
WB 225
Phone:
801.863.6176
Fax:
801.863.7396
Mail Code:
119
Curriculum Vita
Last Updated: 8/26/15 -

Professor of Management 
Orin R. Woodbury Professorship in Leadership and Ethics


Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. She is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lancaster Leadership Centre in the UK, a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), and a Fellow of The Leadership Trust Foundation in Ross-on-Wye, England. Dr. Madsen has been heavily involved for the last decade in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders. She has personally interviewed a host of women university presidents, U.S. governors, and international leaders, and she has published a host of books and articles on her work. Susan has conducted related research in the U.S., the six Arab Gulf countries, China, and recently in Eastern Europe. She has published nearly 100 articles, chapters, and reports and presents often in local, national, and international settings. She has been an invited speaker at the New York Times and in NGO sessions at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Susan is the founder of numerous successful networks, including the International Leadership Association's (ILA) Women and Leadership Affinity Group. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, research, and service. She is a co-editor of the ILA/IAP Women and Leadership book series.

Susan is a leadership and change consultant and loves to teach, research, and write. She also enjoys her involvement in various service assignments and activities within Utah as well. She founded the Utah Women and Education Project in 2009 and continues to work with key Utah stakeholders on related efforts as the Senior Advisor to the Utah Women and Education Intiatitive. In August of 2013, she founded the Utah Women and Leadership Project that she continues to direct today. She received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in human resource development. She earned a master's degree in exercise science/wellness from Portland State University and a bachelor's from Brigham Young University in Speech Communication Education. She started her career many years ago as a junior high speech and debate teacher.


Susan R. Madsen has been at UVU since 2002.

 See Curriculum Vitae link to the right for details of research/scholarship, teaching, service, and related work. Also see http://works.bepress.com/susan_madsen/ for information and links to her articles, presentations, books, and more. Check out this YouTube video to learn more about some of her work in the state of Utah.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

Utah Women and Leadership Project (UWLP)
Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN)
ILA Women and Leadership Affinity Group
Utah Women and Education Project (UWEP)
Utah Women and Education Initiative (UWEI)
Asilomar Declaration & Call to Action on Women and Leadership

 

EDUCATION

Ed.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota, 2001
M.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness from Portland State University, 1991
B.A. in Speech Communication Education from Brigham Young University, 1985

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Professor, Utah Valley University, 2011-Present
Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics, 2009-Present 
Associate Professor, Utah Valley University, 2005-2011
Assistant Professor, Utah Valley State College, 2002-2005
Adjunct Faculty, Brigham Young University, 2001-2002
Adjunct Faculty, University of Minnesota, 1999-2001
Adjunct Faculty, AnokaRamsey Community College, 1998-1999
Part-time Faculty, Crafton Hills Community College, 1995-1997
Teaching Associate, Loma Linda Medical University, 1993-1994
Adjunct Faculty, Portland Community College, 1991-1992
Secondary School Teacher, Hillcrest Junior High, Murray, Utah, 1985-1987

 

EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Women and leadership
Women and education
Ethics
Training and development
Organization development and change
Individual change
Leadership development
Strategic faculty development
Work-life integration
Academic service-learning

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

International Leadership Association (ILA)
Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD)
Academy of Management (AOM)
Western Academy of Management (WAM)
Worldwide Organization for Women (WOW)