Michael J. Urick is an Assistant Professor of Management and Operational Excellence and the Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Management program at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. He received his Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior focus) from the University of Cincinnati; his M.B.A .in Human Resource Management and MS in Leadership and Business Ethics from Duquesne University; and his B.S. in Accounting from Saint Vincent College.Dr. Urick has taught a variety of courses including: Organizational Behavior, Introduction to Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Research Methods, Human Resource Management and Leadership. His research in the areas of identity in organizations, generations in the workforce, leadership, business ethics and conflict has been published in several journals and edited book chapters as well as featured at prestigious international conferences including meetings of the Academy of Management and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Urick serves as an ad hoc reviewer for a variety of journals, edited books and conferences.Prior to his academic career, Dr. Urick worked in the utilities, human resources and internal auditing fields. Dr. Urick is an active independent consultant for several regional organizations and currently serves on the board of directors for the Institute for Supply Management Pittsburgh chapter. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the International Leadership Association, the Academy of Management, the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, the Westmoreland Human Resources Association and APICS.In his spare time, Dr. Urick is an avid reader, enjoys fencing and performs (vocals and trumpet) with a jazz combo.