Professor of Management
Office: SBA 676
Dr. Berrin Erdogan earned her Ph.D. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has an M.S. degree in Behavioral Sciences from Istanbul University School of Business Administration, and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. She joined the School of Business faculty in 2002 and is also affiliated with the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. Prior to joining academia, she worked as a corporate trainer. She teaches courses relating to organizational behavior and human resources management at undergraduate and graduate levels at PSU. In addition, she taught graduate level courses in Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (Athens, Greece) and has been a visiting professor at Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey).
As a researcher, Dr. Erdogan studies employee effectiveness, retention, and well-being. Specifically, she examines relational leadership, a sense of justice, and person-environment fit as drivers of workplace behavior and well being. She is also interested in understanding the implications of overqualification for employees and organizations. Her studies have been published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management. The two textbooks she coauthored on Organizational Behavior and Principles of Management are currently used in undergraduate and graduate classes in hundreds of universities around the world. Her work has been discussed in media outlets such as Portland Business Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Oregonian, New York Times, and Harvard Business Review.
Professor Erdogan currently serves as an associate editor for European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Personnel Psychology. Starting in January, 2014, she will serve as an associate editor for Personnel Psychology. Dr. Erdogan is a fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).