Valerie Myers is a faculty member in theManagement and Organizations Department at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She teaches graduate courses in organizational behavior, including diversity management and healthcare management. Before joining the University of Michigan faculty in 2003, Myers worked in the automotive industry in management, marketing and product development.
In addition to teaching at Ross, Dr. Myers is a scholar-practitioner with two intersecting streams of research. She developed a diagnostic tool to analyze behavioral competencies, diversity and organizational climate in healthcare. Results are used to correct vulnerabilities in the behavioral system by strategically cultivating human resources (e.g., senior leaders, managers, clinicians, teams and individuals) to improve the quality of patient care. Myers is also the author of “Conversations About Calling: Advancing Management Perspectives,” a forthcoming book that elucidates the transcendent meaning of work as a calling and its profoundly positive implications for leaders, individuals, organizations and society. She conducts targeted workshops: 1) The Calling to Leadership; 2) Live up to Your Calling, for adults in transition and seeking more meaning from work; and 3)Discover Your Calling, for emerging and young adults seeking direction.
Dr. Myers’ research informs her consulting practice with public and private sector organizations.