Richard Posthuma

Dr. Richard Posthuma

Ellis and Susan Mayfield Chair in Business Administration
Professor of Management
Marketing and Management Department
College Of Business Administration Rm. 249
(915) 747-8646


Cross Cultural Management, High Performance Work Practices, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Staffing and Training, Surveys and Focus Groups


Dr. Richard A. Posthuma is a Professor of Management. He earned his Master's degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University in 1977; his J.D., cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1992; and his Ph.D. from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University in 1999. He has worked for many years in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations, and Law in both the private and public sectors in union and nonunion settings. His teaching interests include Human Resource Management, Negotiation, Employee Relations, and Employment Law. He conducts and publishes research in both domestic and international settings related to employee staffing (recruiting, selection, and turnover), conflict management, and legal institutions.


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