Professor of Management
Office: SBA 676
Berrin Erdogan joined Portland State University as an Assistant Professor in 2002. She teaches courses on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, and Global Human Resources Management at undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to academia, she worked as a corporate trainer at a large bank in Istanbul, Turkey.
Berrin’s research focuses on two themes. First, she examines how leaders lead through the relationships they build with their employees, and the implications of manager-employee relationships for employee effectiveness, retention, and well-being. Second, she is interested in understanding person-job fit and misfit, with a focus on why and how employees find themselves overqualified for their jobs, and the consequences of being overqualified. She studies these topics in actual organizations, and to date she conducted studies and shared results with organizations in manufacturing, retail, health care, education, information technology, construction, and banking among others, in the USA, China, Turkey, Vietnam, France, and India. To date, she published over 40 journal articles and book chapters, coauthored the textbooks “Organizational Behavior” and “Principles of Management” published by Flat World Knowledge, coauthored the forthcoming text “Psychology and Work” to be published by Routledge, and co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Leader-Member Exchange, to be published by Oxford University Press. In 2013, she was elected a fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology for unique and unusual contributions to the field of Industrial Psychology.
Berrin is a frequent speaker in national and international conferences and served as a visiting scholar at Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey), American College of Greece, and University of Valencia (Spain). A big fan of travel, she loves exploring new cities on foot and discovering different parts of Portland. When at home, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes and serving them to her unsuspecting family.