Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Dr. Richard Sebastian

Dr. Richard J. Sebastian is Professor of Management at St. Cloud State University.  His primary teaching responsibilities and interests are Organizational Behavior and Organization Theory.  He has also previously held faculty positions at the University of Notre Dame and in the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.  Dr. Sebastian's research interests include interpersonal aggression, conflict, and civility at work; managing difficult behaviors; negative work motivation; brand and organizational loyalty; and determinants of status.

He has published review and research papers on these problems, has also frequently presented his work at professional meetings, and has over 50 publications and professional presentations. He regularly gives talks and conducts personal and professional development training on supervision and management, stress management, conflict management, incivility and interpersonal aggression in the workplace, motivation, group processes, and organization theory and design.

In his organizational consulting he has also guided the implementation of TQM; served as a quality advisor for project teams; surveyed internal customer-supplier relations and employee needs; written job descriptions; and evaluated organizational structure, committee structure and dynamics, management practices and effectiveness, and management/labor relations.  He has also facilitated constructive resolution of interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup conflict within organizational settings.

Dr. Sebastian earned his B.A. in Psychology from Lewis College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association and the North American Management Society.  He is past president of MBAAI, an international, professional, business administration organization.

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