Faculty – Susan Case

Susan Case - Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior
Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior

susan.case@case.edu
216.368.5018
Peter B. Lewis Building 440
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Susan Case’s newest research examines religious texts’ and traditions’ impact on managerial integrity, moral responsibility and anti-corruption behavior; the brain and gendered discourse in the professional workplace; and the postdoctoral transition zone in the bench sciences and women’s emerging identity. As an authority in the field of gender communication, influence and decision-making, Case identified reasons why differences in men’s and women’s discourse in organizations persist, including the role of biology, and the contributions differences make. This work was honored as a featured women and work article by Wiley Publishers in 2016. Her work with women in organizations focuses on work/family integration, career-in-life issues and organizational policy needed throughout careers for women in nontraditional fields. Her work on traditional wisdom from western religious traditions focuses on how values from religious upbringing influence managerial ethical behavior and leadership integrity. She also studies how different groups of people learn about diversity in a global context and ways to design systems for organizational inclusion of diverse employees.

Case’s research has been published in interdisciplinary academic journals including JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, STUDIES IN LINGUISTIC SCIENCES, BUSINESS AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD, WOMEN’S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM, URBAN REVIEW, WOMEN AND LANGUAGE, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, PROCEEDINGS OF IEEE, and COMMUNITY, WORK, AND FAMILY, as well as books and anthologies about managerial integrity, ethics education, strategic business initiatives, gender communication, women in organizations, women and men’s career development, and management education. Case is an expert witness in cases involving organizational restructuring; gender, race, disability, and age discrimination; hostile work environments; sexual harassment; and disparate impact. She is a Gestalt International Systems Development Consultant, working with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, military institutions, hospitals, universities, public and private schools, and arts organizations across the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, and Israel.

Case is an associate professor in the departments of organizational behavior, women and gender studies, and social justice at Case Western Reserve University. Her grants include a Case Western Reserve Ethics Fellow, ACES+ADVANCE Opportunity Grant on Women, NORD Curriculum Grant, and two NSF grants. She was an Inaugural Kaufman Scholar for Religion and Business, Center for Financial Policy, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland; received the Bronze Award for work in McGraw Hill’s Contemporary Learning Series; and received the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Case Western Reserve.

Case received her PhD in organization, administration, and policy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, was a doctoral Research Scholar in Administrative Sciences at Yale University’s School of Management, has an MEd from the University of Illinois, and earned a BS from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She teaches courses in ethics, global leadership in diversity and inclusion, leading organizations, and women and men in organizations.

Post Graduate, Gestalt Institute, 1999
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985
MEd, University of Illinois, 1968
BS, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1967

Initially Appointed: 1989

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Selected Publications


Presentations

  • Oetama-Paul, A. J. (Panelist/Discussant), Case, S. S. (Panelist/Discussant), Sugiyama, K. (Moderator), Philipsen, M. (Panelist/Discussant) Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Conference, "Academic Womanhood: A Life Course - Career Perspective", WFRN, Washington, DC. (2016).
  • Case, S. S. (Presenter & Author) Hong Kong Baptist University, "Brain Biology and Persistence of Gendered Organizational Discourse: A Biopsychosocial Perspective", Department of English and Linguistics, Hong Kong. (2013).
  • Case, S. S. (Presenter & Author) The Henry Kaufman Forum on Religious Traditions and Business Behavior, "Guiding Lights to Morally Responsible Behavior in Organizations: Revisiting the Sacred Texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam", University of Maryland, Smith School of Business, Center for Financial Policy, College Park, MD. (2013).
  • Case, S. S. (Presenter & Author), Porter, T. (Moderator) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Freedom of Religion or Freedom From Religion in Organizations: Creating Dialogue to Give Voice to Values", Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida. (2013).
  • Case, S. S. (Presenter & Author) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Much in Common: What the Torah, Bible, and Qur'an Teach about Managing with Integrity", Academy of Management, Boston, MA. (2012).
  • Case, S. S. (Coordinator/Organizer), Trinh, M. (Moderator), Smith, J. G. (Presenter Only), Abaza, W. (Presenter Only), Ewing, H. T. (Presenter Only), Case, S. S. (Presenter & Author) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2012, "Religious Tradition, Spirituality, and the Researcher's Journey", Academy of Management, Boston, MA. (2012).
  • Case, S. S., Stanusch, A. S., Wankel, C., Smith, J. G. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2011, "Educating Managers About Integrity: Sensitizing Learners to Universal Values and Cultural Variation", Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX. (2011).
  • Case, S. S. (Presenter & Author) Business and Economics Society International, "Developing Integrity in Management Education: Learning from Scriptures (The Torah, Bible, and Qur'an)", Business and Economics Society, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. (2011).
  • Case, S. S. First Annual LEAD (Leadership, Equality, and Diversity) Symposium on Women in Science and medicine, "Differing Psychological Views on Career Development of Men and WomenCareer Development", Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Office of Graduate Studies, Women in Science Project, NASA-NIH Space Grant Consortium, Dartmouth/Toxic Metals Superfund Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Institute of Health, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire. (2010).
  • Case, S. S. First Annual LEAD (Leadership, Equality, and Diversity) Symposium on Women in Science and Medicine, "Gendered Communication in the Medical and Scientific Community: Dominance and Difference", Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Office of Graduate Studies, Women in Science project, NASA-NIH Space Grant Consortium, Dartmouth Graduate Student Council, Dartmouth Medical School Student Government, Dartmouth/Toxic Metals Superfund Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and National Institute of Health, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire. (2010).
  • Case, S. S. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2010, "A Feminist Deconstruction of Micro-Enterprising: The Reproduction of Dominant Discourse and its Unintended Consequences", Academy of Management, Montreal, Quebec Canada. (2010).
  • Case, S. S. (Presenter & Author), Glavas, A. (Presenter & Author), Hendry, J. R. (Presenter & Author), Sharma, G. (Presenter & Author) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2010, "Applying Feminist Deconstruction to Research on Business and its Environments", Academy of Management, Montreal, Quebec Canada. (2010).
  • Case, S. S. (Presenter & Author), Thatchenkery, T. (Presenter & Author) International Conference on Business Cases, "Leveraging Appreciative Intelligence for Positive Enactment: A Case Study of a Small Investment Firm", Institutute for Management Education, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, India. (2009).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • University Senate, Faculty Senate, 2013 - Present
  • Faculty Advisor, MBA Multicultural Club, 2009 - 2012
  • Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate Diversity and Inclusion Council, 2009 - 2012
  • Faculty Mentor, CWRU Women in Leadership Summit, 2008

Awards

  • CWRU Ethics Fellow , CWRU Provosts Office - $1500. (2013).
  • Inaugural Kaufman Scholar for Religion and Business, Center for Financial Policy, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. (2012).
  • What's Next? Leadership Development for Senior Academic Women, CWRU Provosts Office. (2012).
  • ACES+ ADVANCE Opportunity Grant on Women , CWRU Provost's Office. (2012).
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management. (2011).
  • Faculty of CWRU Social Justice Institute, CWRU Social Justice Institute. (2011).
  • Undergraduate Advisement Initiative, CWRU Provost's Office. (2010).
  • Bronze Award - McGraw Hill Contemporary Learning Series, McGraw Hill. (2010).
  • Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Inamori International Center CWRU. (2010).
  • Library Opportunity Grant , CWRU. (2010).
  • Outstanding Professor, Alpha Chi Omega. (2008).