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Jerry Biberman, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Jerry Biberman is Professor of Management at the University of Scranton. For over 12 years he was Chair of the University of Scranton's Management/Marketing Department.
Since 1981 he has taught courses in organization behavior, power and politics, personnel management, group dynamics and related areas. Before Scranton, he taught courses in human relations for four years at Louisiana Tech University - Barksdale Air Force Base program. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, and Ph.D. in Psychoeducational Processes degrees all from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Jerry uses a variety of interactive techniques- such as discussion, small group work, case analysis, experiential exercises, videos and other media to involve students in learning. Drawing from and synthesizing his personal experiences of Jewish mysticism, the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, meditation, yoga, tai chi, and spiritual traditions from around the world, he writes, teaches, consults, speaks, and conducts workshops in the areas of work and spirituality and organization transformation.
Jerry serves as editor of the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion. He is co-editor of "Work and Spirit: a Reader of New Spiritual Paradigms for Organizations", published by the University of Scranton Press.
Jerry was a founder and first chair of the Management, Spirituality and Religion interest group of the Academy of Management.
In 1999, Jerry was the recipient of the first University of Scranton Kania School of Management scholarly achievement award. He received the award a second time in 2003.
Dr. Biberman has published articles, presented papers, consulted and presented seminars on such diverse topics as spirituality and business, total quality management and continuous improvement, leadership, decision making, office politics, corporate culture, employee performance appraisal, time management and other topics.