Michelle Dean Named Advisor of the Year

By SHRM Conference Today staff Jun 16, 2016

Michelle DeanMichelle Dean, Ph.D., associate professor at San Diego State University (SDSU), has been named the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2016 Advisor of the Year for her work with the SHRM SDSU chapter.

On June 19, she received a plaque and $1,000 check at the Student & Young Professionals Sunday Session.

Dean teaches HR management, selection, compensation and labor relations in the school’s College of Business Administration. She will be honored at a luncheon June 20 and presented with the Advisor of the Year Award, given annually to a student chapter advisor for outstanding service and leadership.

Under her guidance, the chapter won the:

  • 2014 and 2015 SHRM Outstanding Student Chapter Award.
  • 2014 SDSU Outstanding Student Organization Award.
  • 2016 SDSU College of Business Outstanding Student Organization Award.
  • 2016 SDSU College of Business Outstanding Event Award.
  • 2016 SDSU Dean of Students Award for Impact and Contribution to SDSU.
  • 2016 SDSU Dean of Students Award for Outstanding Collaboration.

The chapter’s student leaders also received university and college leadership awards for their outstanding work on behalf of the chapter.

Dean’s other contributions to the HR profession have included sitting on the SHRM Student Chapter Advisor Council and writing and editing for the SHRM Assurance of Learning assessment.

She is a member of the San Diego SHRM chapter, is coordinator and academic advisor for the Human Resource Management Program in SDSU’s College of Business, and is director of scholarships for the SDSU chapter of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi.

Recent honors that she has received include the 2015 SDSU Malcolm A. Love Award for sustained service to SDSU students, the 2015 SDSU Dan Cornthwaite Luminary Award for Outstanding Advising, the 2015 Mortar Board Outstanding Faculty Award, the inaugural 2014 SDSU College of Business Teaching Excellence Award, the 2014 and 2016 College of Business Most Influential Faculty Award, the 2014 SDSU Department of Management Most Influential Professor Award, and the 2014 SDSU College of Business Outstanding Faculty Contribution Award.

Dean has published her research—which focuses on selection, recruitment, inclusion and diversity, labor relations, and research methods—in a variety of academic journals. She has been recognized for her research by the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council.

She has a doctorate in HR management and organizational behavior, a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in HR management. She has held academic positions at the University of North Texas, the University of Oklahoma and Louisiana State University.

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