Dr. Erich Dierdorff is a Professor of Management in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University. Inside the university, he is an award-winning instructor at both the graduate and undergraduate levels of business education. Outside the university, Dr. Dierdorff has helped a wide variety of organizations to more effectively leverage their human capital through overall process redesigns, individual development and coaching, and evidence-based interventions using data science and analytics.
Dr. Dierdorff’s research aims to understand the factors that drive the effectiveness of individual- and team-level learning, as well as determining the most effective practices for work analysis, work design, work performance, and leadership effectiveness. This research has appeared in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and The Leadership Quarterly, among others. Dr. Dierdorff has additionally contributed to industry and press outlets such as Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Washington Post.
Jordan Novak is the Director of Product Design and Development at Capsim Management Simulations, a global leader in business simulation technology and services designed to teach and assess business acumen and leadership. He has more than a decade of experience in process and service redesign, product management, product strategy, and business simulation design in the education and information technology industries.
Mr. Novak and his teams regularly work with institutions applying for or maintaining their accreditation with AACSB, creating personalized solutions, products, and reports to accomplish their goals. The products created by the teams he leads have received industry awards from EdTech and SIIA CODiE for their innovation and overall industry impact in education.
Mr. Novak is also an instructor in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in management and strategy. He has led and facilitated corporate learning environments across four continents with GE, Marvell, Johnson and Johnson, and Cummins, to name a few.