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Dr. Brosh Teucher named Assistant Professor of Business

08.27.12
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Dr. Brosh Teucher, with a doctorate from the University of Washington, has been named Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Saint Michael's College. Dr. Teucher was Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, from 2009 to 2012.

Dr. Teucher, who has taught and published widely on negotiation, managerial dispute resolution, effective teamwork, and more, did military service in the Israeli Defense Forces as a Lieutenant from 1985 to 1989.

"Saint Michael's has an excellent reputation as a liberal arts college, and I read on the website that it is 'the happiest college on earth' - that combination attracted me," Dr. Teucher said. "I am committed to the dual focus of academic preparation and development of the whole person, and these are the concepts that Saint Michael’s also endorses," he said.

"As an outdoors enthusiast, I'm also also very attracted to the SMC Wilderness Program and year-round outdoor activities in this area - in the nearby mountains and on the lake."

Courses at Saint Michael's

Dr. Teucher will be teaching Introduction to Management (BU214) in the fall and spring, and a course focusing on negotiation skills in the spring. His specialty areas include negotiations, cross-cultural negotiations, dispute resolution, teams and groups, leadership, and more.

Education & Teaching

Dr. Teucher earned bachelor's degrees in psychology and in geography from Haifa University in Haifa, Israel, in 1992. He earned a Master of Science degree in Behavioral and Management Sciences with a specialty in Industrial Psychology from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, in 1995. He earned his doctorate in Business Administration with a major in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, and minor in Business Policy and Strategy, from the University of Washington in 2006. His dissertation is titled "The impact of organizational culture on stock prices: The case of mergers and acquisitions."

Dr. Teucher was assistant professor of Human Resources and organization at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica from 2006-2009. He was a Visiting Scholar of the Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg School at Northwestern in 2008, and was a visiting research fellow of the Lee Long Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore, in the fall of 2010. He was at the Kellogg School until he joined Saint Michael’s, 2009-2012.

"In my teaching, I'm committed to three facets of learning," Dr. Teucher said. First is the structure of the discipline - the theories, the terminology, and the facts that are central to the domain. "I structure students' learning so they could talk intelligently and confidently with other professionals in the field.” Second is the self-awareness aspect of learning. "I try to guide the students to critically evaluate these concepts and theories, and develop their own opinions about them." And third, the application part. "I encourage the students to interact with the material through activities outside the classroom, by interviewing business leaders or managers or through a business activity. Applying the conceptual knowledge they’ve learned in a real setting is critical for gaining valuable insights and skills."

He is the recipient of a number of teaching awards from the Kellogg School and from the University of Washington.

Publications

Dr. Teucher is the author of "Employee-Focused Convergent Stakeholder Model," published in International Association for Business and Society Conference Proceedings (2003); "Tango and Leadership: Experience the Passion," in 30th Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference: Theme resource CD. Teaching as a liberal art (2003); "Facial inversion effects: Parts and whole relationship," in Perception & Psychophysics (1997).  He has four recent chapters in such books as SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice (2012); Negotiation Excellence: Successful Deal Making (2011); Global Human Resource Management Casebook (2011), and others. He is also the author of numerous magazine articles, of conference presentations, and of two works in progress.

Recently, Dr. Teucher helped develop the negotiations program on a project in Japan for the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Tokyo. He will be residing in Burlington.

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