Paula J. Caproni is on the faculty of the Management and Organizations Department at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Professor Caproni received her MBA from the University of Massachusetts and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University.
In addition to teaching in the Ross MBA and Executive programs, Professor Caproni is the Professional Development Coach for the Executive MBA Program. She also teaches "Pathways to Professional Success" at the Ford School of Public Policy. She has taught executives globally, including in Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, and Vietnam. In 2008, Caproni received the Victor L. Bernard Teaching Leadership Award for “outstanding contributions in the areas of leadership, interpersonal skills, and team development” at Ross. Her book, “Management Skills for Everyday Life: The Practical Coach” is now in its third edition. The book is designed to help managers enhance their job effectiveness, career potential, and general well-being. She is currently writing a new book called “What Predicts Success: What Researchers Know That You Don’t Know.”
In addition to teaching courses in leadership, management skills, coaching, and creating high performing teams, Professor Caproni teaches and consults with organizations in both the public and private sector.