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Rita Shea Van Fossen, Ph.D.

Rita Shea Van Fossen
Associate Professor of Management
rsheavanfo@nova.edu

Education:

  • PHD - City University of New York - Graduate Center & Baruch College - Business Administration
  • MBA - Temple University - General & Strategic Management
  • BS - Rutgers University - Accounting
Rita Shea-Van Fossen is Associate Professor of Management in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. She also served as the Assistant Dean of Assurance of Learning and Undergraduate Affairs from 2017 to December 2019. Before joining the faculty at NSU in Fall 2015, Dr. Shea was Associate Professor of Management at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Shea’s eighteen-year corporate career included consulting for Pricewaterhouse Coopers (formally Coopers & Lybrand), where she worked in the firm’s emerging business services group, and senior financial leadership positions at American Red Cross, Sands Hotel and Casino, and Insurance Auto Auctions. Dr. Shea-Van Fossen was a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Shea-Van Fossen teaches various management courses including Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, and Change Management. In 2013, the New Jersey Policy Research Organization Foundation and New Jersey Business Magazine recognized Dr. Shea’s teaching for Excellence in the Business School Classroom.

Dr. Shea-Van Fossen’s research explores change and challenge among individuals and organizations. Her recent research has been published in the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, and Human Resource Review. Dr. Shea-Van Fossen frequently presents her research at national and international conferences. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal online, and The Atlantic have spotlighted Dr. Shea-Van Fossen’s research work.

Dr. Shea-Van Fossen has a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University, a MBA in General and Strategic Management from Temple University, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from Baruch College and Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY).
HRM 4160 Human Resource Management
MGT 2050 Principles of Management
MGT 3010 Learning to Lead II: Financial Skills for Women
MGT 3100 Managing Conflict and Change

Rita Shea-Van Fossen, Kathleen Barnes, John Stark, & George Smith Going to the Dark Side: Thinking About Taking on Administrative Roles in Today's Dynamic Higher Education Arena. MOBTS 2019.

Rita Shea-Van Fossen, Kathleen Barnes, George Smith, & JoDee LaCasse Reinventing ourselves: Thinking About Staying Relevant in Today's Dynamic Higher Education Arena. MOBTS 2018.

Rita Shea-Van Fossen & Kevin Lo It's How You Start: Designing Initial Class Experiences for Lasting Impact. MOBTS 2018.

Rita Shea-Van Fossen, Kathleen Barnes, John Stark, & David Miller Choppy Waters Ahead: Exploring the Changing Currents in Higher Education. MOBTS 2017.

Rita Shea-Van Fossen & Charles Fornaciari Hitting the Ground Running: Surviving and Thriving in the First Year in Your New Job. MOBTS 2017.

Rita Shea-Van Fossen & Charles Fornaciari Changing Employers at Mid-Career: Thoughts to Ponder Before Making the Jump. MOBTS 2016.

Rita Shea-Van Fossen, Jennifer Leigh, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Teresa Nelson, L Amoroso, Timothy Peterson, & D Good Gathering Around the Virtual Experiential Fire: Let's Play Ball Exam Review. OBTS 2015.

Rita Shea & Gary Stark I Have to Say "I Love You" in an Affirmation?: Five Forms of Demonstrating Our Love for Our Students.. OBTS 2015.

Rita Shea, Amy Kenworthy, Amy Zidulka, Jennifer Leigh, Ruth Axelrod, & George Hrivnak Gather Around the On-line Experiential Fire: Enhancing Discussions On-line. 2014.

Rita Shea-Van Fossen, Rita Shea, Enrique Nunez, & Howard Fero Different Traits, Different Mindsets, and Different Visons: Three Exercises to Teach Students to Think Differently about Leadership. 2013.

Rita Shea-Van Fossen, Rita Shea, J Rita, Gary Stark, & Enrique Nunez Changing Attitudes, Change agents, and Change Theories: Three Exercises to Teach Change. 2012.

Rita Shea-Van Fossen Integrating experiential exercises into the on-line classroom. 2009.

Developing Teaching Ideas into Impact Intellectual Contributions, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2020, Virtual

Teaching Bootcamp: A MED Interactive Workshop, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2020, Virtual

Nevertheless She Persisted, Academy of Management Meeting, 2020, Virtual

Competing Values and Impactful Management Scholarship Implications for Post Pandemic Recovery in Business Schools, Centre of Decent Work & Productivity Seminar Series, 2020, Virtual (Manchester UK)

Developing Teaching Ideas Into Impactful Intellectual Contributions, Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2019, Boston, MA

Teaching Bootcamp: A TTC Interactive Workshop, Academy of Management Annual Conference 2019, Boston, MA

Going to the Dark Side: Thinking About Taking On Administrative Roles in Today's Dynamic Higher Education Arena, Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference for Management Educators 2019, Mahwah, NJ

Embrace Challenges to Find Your Meaning, TEDxNSU 2019, Davie, FL (NSU campus)

Developing Teaching Ideas Into Impactful Intellectual Contributions, Academy of Management Annual Conference 2018, Chicago, IL

Exploring Impact: It's Our Business to Make a Difference, Academy of Management Annual Conference 2018, Chicago, IL

Reinventing ourselves: Thinking About Staying Relevant in Today's Dynamic Higher Education Arena, Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference for Management Educators 2018, Myrtle Beach, SC

It's How You Start: Designing Initial Class Exercises for Lasting Impact, Management & Organizational Behavior International Teaching Conference 2018, Maynooth, Ireland

Choppy Waters Ahead: Exploring the Changing Currents in Higher Education, Annual Conference of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society 2017, Providence College, Providence RI

Hitting the Ground Running: Surviving and Thriving in the First Year in Your New Job, Annual Conference of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society 2017, Providence College, Providence RI

Learning to Fly: Using Vision to Enhance Course Design and Student Outcomes, Academy of Management Meeting 2016, Anaheim, CA

Teaching Special Populations: Creating an Effective and Inclusive Classroom Experience, Academy of Management Meeting 2016, Anaheim, CA

Changing Employers at Mid-Career: Thoughts to Ponder Before Making the Jump, Annual Conference of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society 2016, Walsh University, Arkon, OH

Disrupting the Status Quo: Uber's NYC Quest to "Connect Riders to Drivers", North American Case Writers Association conference 2015

I Have to Say "I Love You" in an Affirmation?: Five Forms of Demonstrating Our Love for Our Students., Organizational Behavior Teaching Society 2015

Gathering Around the Virtual Experiential Fire: Let's Play Ball Exam Review, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society 2015

How to Create Significant Learning Experiences Using Cases, The CASE Association/Eastern Academy of Management 2015

Perceptions of Justice and Organizational Commitment: A Study of Faculty Tenure Decisions, Eastern Academy of Management 2014

Gather Around the On-line Experiential Fire: Enhancing Discussions On-line, 2014

Can You Get Married But Still Live Apart? Amazon.com's Acquisition of Zappos, CASE Association Conference, Eastern Academy of Management 2013

Different Traits, Different Mindsets, and Different Visons: Three Exercises to Teach Students to Think Differently about Leadership, 2013

A Bad Day at Kraft Foods?, CASE Association Conference, Eastern Academy of Management 2012

Changing Attitudes, Change agents, and Change Theories: Three Exercises to Teach Change, 2012

Job, Career, and Calling: A Quantitative Study of Work Orientation Antecedents, Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2011, San Antonio, TX

UnderArmour: Taking on the Goliaths, CASE Association Conference, Eastern Academy of Management Meeting 2010, Portland, ME

Job, career and calling: A qualitative study of work orientations, First World Congress of Positive Psychology 2009, Philadelphia, PA

David Prottas, Rita Shea-Van Fossen, Catherine Cleaver, & Jeanine Andreassi (2017). Relationships Among Faculty Perceptions of Their Tenure Process and Their Commitment and Engagement. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education 9(2), pp. 242-254.

Janet Rovenpor, Lisa Stickney, & Rita Shea-Van Fossen (2016). Uber and its Driver-Partners: Labor Challenges in the On-Demand Transportation Networking. Case Research Journal 36(3), pp. 21-44.

Rita Shea & Donald Vredenburgh (2014). Exploring Differences in Work's Meaning: An Investigation of Individual Attributes Associated with Work Orientations. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management 15(2), pp. 101-120.

Rita Shea (2011). UnderArmour: Taking on the Goliaths. The CASE Journal 7(2).

Rita Shea & Donald Vredenburgh (2010). Human Nature, Organizational Politics, and Human Resource Development. Human Resources Development Review 9(1), pp. 26-47.

Rita Shea, Richard Kopelman, Leanna Lawter, Eletherios Paraskevas, & David Prottas (2009). The bride is keeping her name: A 35-year retrospective analysis of trends and correlates. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal 37(5), pp. 687-700.

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