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Stuart M. Schmidt is a Professor of Human Resource Management in the Fox School of Business and Management where he teaches courses in management, power and influence, and negotiations in organizations. His B.A in Psychology, Masters in International Business and Ph.D. in Industrial Relations are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Schmidt’s research spans many fields including leadership, conflict, organizational influence, virtual team relationships, cross-cultural team relationships, and currently, the relationship between technology and performance evaluation. His research findings have been reported in over 45 articles published in journals that include the Journal of Applied Psychology, Decision Sciences, Administration and Society, Human Relations, Organizational Dynamics, Administrative Science Quarterly [three articles], and Psychology Today. His research has been reported in numerous popular publications, newsletters, and even the National Enquirer. With his Fox School co-authors, Deanna Geddes and Art Hochner, he recently completed the 4th edition of Power and Negotiation in Organizations.
Schmidt is also known for his training and assessment instruments such as the Profiles of Organizational Influence Strategies [POIS] instruments and training programs that have been translated into 12 languages and used worldwide in leadership training and research.
Over the years, Schmidt has applied his talents and energy to the public and non-profit sector as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan, an organizational behavior consultant and labor relations specialist to the State of Wisconsin, training program consultant to the US Department of Justice, and a board member of Philadelphia religious and non-profits.