Dr. Frederick J. Slack
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
Associate Professor, Department of Management
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., St. Vincent College
Course in the MBA Program : Organizational Analysis
Dr. Slack has extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (including Executive MBA) in the areas of human resource management, compensation, organizational analysis and strategic management. He has also taught courses in principles of management, entrepreneurship, organizational staffing, management development-training and organizational behavior.
His areas of research include employee engagement, performance management and business strategy. His research has been published in journals such as the International Journal of Management, DIAS Technology – The International Journal for Business and IT, Nigerian Management Review and the Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector. He currently serves as a Reviewer for various scholarly journals. He has served as a member of the Academy of Management’s International Theme Committee, reviewing manuscripts submitted for the annual Carolyn Dexter Award for best international management paper.
Dr. Slack has more than thirty years of experience assisting organizations in responding to internal and external operational challenges. His areas of expertise include peer reviews, employee engagement surveys, corporate culture analysis, employee loyalty and impact on customer satisfaction studies, performance management and best practice benchmarking, followed by the design and implementation of organizational development programs. In addition, he has experience in all phases of human resource management and he is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Dr. Slack has provided consulting services to more than 500 client organizations in fifteen countries. His clients have included manufacturing, utility and chemical companies, as well as financial, health care, travel and leisure, engineering and construction organizations. Based upon organizational effectiveness reviews, his follow-up responsive action program responsibilities have included the implementation of effective recruitment and orientation programs, performance management processes, leadership development and succession planning programs.
Prior to joining the Eberly College of Business & Information Technology of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he held the position of Vice President of Human Resources and Administration of Michael Baker Corporation – a diversified engineering, construction, environmental, oil-gas and operations-maintenance firm with more than 90 offices worldwide.
Before joining Baker, he held the position of Vice President and Senior Principal of The Hay Group – a global human resources management consulting firm with offices in 48 countries, specializing in leadership, organizational effectiveness and compensation.