MaryWilson Hrivnak
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Management
 Office: BU 442
 Phone: 216-687-5058
 Fax: 216-687-4708
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 442, Cleveland, OH 44115

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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.
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
Association for Psychological Science
Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management
Society for Human Resource Management
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
University Service:
Member and Past Chair, Monte Ahuja College of Business Diversity Council
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.