Weller Academic Building, Third Floor
61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Daun Anderson, M.A., MBA, Ph.D.
Chair, business department
Office Location: Weller 217
Daun Anderson, M.A., MBA, Ph.D., takes every opportunity she can to get her students thinking about the effects that individual and business decisions have on society. “I believe it’s more important than ever for organizations to think about the impact of their actions on current and future generations,” Dr. Anderson says. “As globalism becomes the norm, and as cultural diversity at work becomes the rule rather than the exception, we can no longer assume that all employees see things in the same light, or that everyone shares the same vision of corporate social responsibility.”
A member of the Becker College faculty since 2005, Dr. Anderson teaches undergraduate and accelerated courses in marketing and management. Her research has focused on the decision-making practices of leadership and upper-level management, as well as on career advancement issues for women. She is also interested in intergenerational leadership—specifically regarding how people of varying generations are interacting in the workplace.
“Different generations often have very different experiences and expectations,” she says. “Given the current state of the economy, I believe that we will continue to see multiple generations working together, and I’m curious about how this will affect organizational culture and values.”
Dr. Anderson earned a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the Regent University School of Leadership Studies, an MBA from Boston College, and a master’s degree in French from Pennsylvania State University. She has taught a variety of marketing and management courses at Emmanuel College, Bentley College, and Babson College, and has held management positions within the corporate sector.
Hospice of the Good Shepherd
The Importance of Mentoring Programs to Women’s Career Advancement in Biotechnology, Journal of Career Development, September 2005, 32(1), 60-73.
Female Executives in Biotechnology: A Contextual Approach to Understanding Their Work Environments, Operant Subjectivity, October 2004/January 2005, 28 (1/2), 33-57.
The Integration of Gender and Political Behavior into Hambrick and Mason’s Upper Echelons Model of Organizations, Journal of American Academy of Business, September 2003, 3(1&2), 29-36.
“Top Management Selection in a Global Economy: A Characterization and Exploration of the Impact of Gender, Culture, and Power” (panel member), Eastern Academy of Management International, Managing in a Global Economy XII Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 24-28, 2007
“Qualitative and Quantitative Research on the Experiences of Female Executives in Biotechnology Companies in Massachusetts,” International Leadership Association Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2004
“The Application of Q Methodology to Understanding the Success of Female Executives in the Biotechnology Industry in Massachusetts: A Contextual Perspective,” Proceedings of the 2003 International Leadership Studies Conference, Regent University School of Leadership Studies
“Management and Organizational Behavior Theories of the Early 20th Century: Integrating Themes,” Proceedings of the 24th Annual IOOB 2003 Conference, University of Akron