MaryWilson Hrivnak
 Title: Interim Assoc Dn & Assoc Prof
 Dept: College of Business, Dean's Office
 Office: BU 417
 Phone: 216-687-2019,  216-687-2019
 Fax: 216-687-4708
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 417, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
workforce retention, changing management of HR, performance management, rater motivation for feedback
Ph.D., Industrial & Organizational Psychology, University of Tennessee
B.A., Psychology, Loyola University New Orleans
Brief Bio:
Born and raised in sunny Florida, Dr. Hrivnak joined Cleveland State in 1991, because CSU offered the opportunity to work in an academic environment yet stay in touch with the business community.  She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and is actively involved with the Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources degree program.    

Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Hrivnak was an instructional design consultant working at the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) in Tennessee.  While completing her doctorate, she had internships at IBM corporate research, the EEO branch of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the training department at The University of Tennessee.  In the Cleveland area, she has consulted with companies on employee survey projects, job analysis, team training, and organizational assessment.

She enjoys teaching human resource management courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, particularly since CSU has courses beyond a foundation HR course.   Dr. Hrivnak has taught CSU courses in employment planning, selection, training, plus compensation and benefits.  

Dr. Hrivnak has published human resource management articles in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Planning, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal, and the Journal of Management Education.  Her current research interests include strategic human resource management, performance assessment and training.

Dr. Hrivnak maintains SPHR certification and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), ASTD, and ISPI professional organizations.  Mary is also a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.   She has been actively involved in the Cleveland SHRM chapter.
Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Journal of Business, 2013
Faculty Merit Award, Service to the Profession, 2011-12
Nance College of Business Legacy Award for Service, 2009
CSU Woman Who Makes a Difference Award, 2008
Merit Teaching Award, Cleveland State University, 1997
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award, CSU, 1995
Finalist, College of Business Teaching Award, University of Tennessee, 1989
Teaching Awards, Department of Management, University of Tennessee, 1988, 1989
Hilton A. Smith Fellowship, University of Tennessee, academic year 1984-85
John G. Cardinal Key Award, Outstanding Female Graduate, Loyola University, 1984
Research Award, Department of Psychology, Loyola University, 1984
Danna Center Award for leadership, dedication and service, Loyola University, 1983
Blue Key Honor Society
Cardinal Key Honor Society
Psi Chi (Psychology Honorary Society)
Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honorary Society)
Research Interests:
Retention of seasoned employees; retention of organizational knowledge; employee surveys and assessment
Teaching Areas:
Human Resource Management
Employee Training and Development
Compensation and Benefits
Strategic HRM
Principles of Management
Professional Affiliations:
Academy of Management
American Psychological Association
American Society for Training and Development
Association for Psychological Science
Cleveland chapter of the American Society for Training and Development
Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management
International Society for Performance Improvement
Society for Human Resource Management
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Professional Experience:
The University of Tennessee,Adjunct Instructor
Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), Instructional Design Consultant
IBM,Corporate Intern
Tennessee Valley Authority, EEO Intern
University Service:
Faculty Advisory Committee, Univ. Ctr. Teaching & Learning
Co-Chair, Dean's Diversity Council, Monte Ahuja College of Business, 2013- present
Faculty Senate Representative for the Monte Ahuja College of Business, 2009-2013
Equal Opportunity Hearing Panel member, elected, 2010-present
Professional Service:
Advisory Board Member, Cleveland Chapter of NSHMBA, 2013 - present
Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Business, 2012, 2013
Cleveland SHRM Education Committee Member 2000-2013
On-site Coordinator, Ohio SHRM HR Games Competition 2006
Item Writer and Editor, SHRM Assurance of Learning National Exams 2010, 2011
SIOP Conference Paper Reviewer, 2009, 2010, 2011
Research Grants:
Cleveland State University (2011). $4328.30.  A Multi-level Analysis of Green Business Practices: Impacting the Bottom Line Through Strategic HR Practices.  Principal Investigator: Vickie Gallagher, Co-investigators: Chris Brown Mahoney and Mary Wilson Hrivnak.

National Science Foundation & American Society for Quality Control (1995-1997).
$484,024 for three years to investigate improving quality transformations in a dual workforce, research and development environment. Partners: NASA Lewis (now Glenn)Research Center and CWRU.  CSU Investigators: Andrew Liou, Fred Schoenig, Mary Wilson.

Revco, D.S., Inc. (1994).  $9,124.  Design and administration of employee attitude survey for company's 3,000 registered pharmacists.  Co-directors: Mary Wilson and Harry Martin.

Foseco, Inc. (1992). $31,025. Company-tailored design and evaluation of team member training.  Director: Harry Martin  Research Associate: Mary Wilson.