Gerald Knesek, Ph.D.
Gerry teaches courses Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, and Business Strategy within the Management Concentration at the undergraduate level. He has an MBA from Madonna University and a Doctorate from Indiana University.
After a very successful 31 year career at the General Motors Corporation in Human Resources related positions, he decided to enter the educational arena. For another 6 years he worked full time in educational administration while teaching part-time at in the School of Management. Recognizing teaching as his true passion, Gerry now devotes his full time to teaching and teaching related activities in the SOM.
His 31 years at General Motors Corporation includes positions in 8 different divisions, corporate headquarters, a joint venture with Toyota, and several short-term international assignments. He started with GM as a college graduate in training and held management related positions in all areas of Human Resources at the Manager then Director Level. His experience includes employee assistance programs, training and development, UAW-GM joint programs, labor relations, salary personnel, hourly personnel, plant personal director, and organizational development consultant.
Gerry continues his professional growth working on certificates in different areas of cultural competency and regularly reads business journal articles in areas related to his teaching assignments. He is actively engaged in undergraduate curriculum development and faculty co-advisor of the Student Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). He is also involved in the local community as an American Red Cross Volunteer.