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Joyce Osland is a specialist in international management, focusing on Latin America, global leadership, and organization development.  She has lived and worked overseas for fourteen years in seven different countries, primarily in Latin American and West Africa.


Professor Osland received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.  She taught in the MBA program and executive education programs at INCAE (The Central American Institute of Business Administration) in Costa Rica from 1989-1992. She was a faculty member of the University of Portland’s School of Business from 1992 until 2002 when she accepted a position at San Jose State University.  Dr. Osland has received several teaching and research awards and is a visiting professor in the master’s and Executive MBA programs at various universities in the United States and abroad.  She does executive education programs and organization development consulting for multinationals and small businesses.  Dr. Osland has also been involved in designing faculty development programs and doing in-service programs on experiential learning. She was the president of the Western Academy of Management and received that organization’s Ascendant Scholar Award and President’s Leadership Award.


Professor Osland is an active researcher who has received a number of grants to support her work.  Her current studies focus on cultural sensemaking, expert thinking in global leaders,  the cognitive processes of expert interculturalists, the transformational experience of international study abroad students, the link between repatriates and organizational learning, and the merger of a city and university library.


Professor Osland has published a number of research articles in leading academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, and Human Resource Management, as well as practitioner articles,book chapters, and cases.  Recent publications include global competencies, managerial styles of outstanding Central American female executives, expert thinking in global leaders, a literature review of global leadership competencies and global mindset, and HRM in Central America and Panama. She wrote The Adventure of Working Abroad: Hero Tales from the Global Frontier, (Jossey-Bass, 1995), which describes the transformational experience of expatriates. 



Marlene Turner studies group processes and performance, organizational and individual impacts of selection processes, and organizational and group responses to threat and crisis. She is currently a Professor of Organization and Management at San Jose State University, where she teaches courses in organizational behavior, change, and managing teams.


Professor Turner earned a Ph. D. in organizational behavior and theory from Carnegie Mellon University.  Her work has been published in both scholarly and practitioner outlets such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Across the Board.  She is the editor of Groups at Work: Theory and Research and has served as guest editor of Basic and Applied Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Professor Turner has served on several editorial boards, including those of Administrative Science Quarterly, Group Processes and Interpersonal Relations, Management Science, Organization Science, and Social Influence.  A recipient of both teaching and research awards, she particularly treasures a commemorative bat, awarded by the Cooperstown, New York Baseball Hall of Fame for her research on Jackie Robinson and the integration of baseball.