Kathy Dale, Interim Associate Dean; Professor of Management

Address: Morris Hall 120
Phone: (507)389-5333
Email: kathleen.dale@mnsu.edu


Business Policy & Strategy, Compensation Management, Human Resource Management, Human Behavior in Organizations, IBE Practicum, Leadership, Managing Behavior in a Changing World, Principles of Management, Training & Development

Professional Excellence

  • PhD University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Organization Theory and Policy, 1997
  • MBA Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, 1990
  • BS Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, 1983
  • 2013: Franklin Covey Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results Certification
  • 2012: Franklin Covey 7 Habits Certification
  • 2011: American Society for Training & Development: Facilitating Organizational Change Certificate Program


Areas of expertise include Organizational Theory and Business Policy. Current research interests include issues in small business management, the use of business simulations in the classroom, team development, and leadership. Publications include the following: Reising, J. & Dale, K. (2017). Impact, Engagement, Innovation: Using an Integrated Experience. Business Education Innovation Journal. Fox, M. L. & Dale, K. (2016). The Relationship between Personality Type and Team Effectiveness among Undergraduates enrolled in an Integrated Business Experience. 2006 Midwest Academy of Management. Hinrichs, K., Hinrichs, A., & Dale, K. (2015). The Grateful Employee: A Model of Gratitude at Work. Western Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Mayer, B., Dale, K., & Fox, M. L. (2014). Designing the Business Strategy Game to Promote Strategic Thinking and Student Engagement: An Application of the Four Disciplines of Execution. Business Education Innovation Journal. Fox, M. L. & Dale, K. (2014). An Exploratory Study of Cyber Loafing Activities. Midwest Academy of Management Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Fox, M., Dale, K., & Mayer, B. (2013). Conflict Management Style, Transformational Leadership and Follower's Attitudes: A Test of Direct Effects and the Mediating Role of Transformational Leadership. Leadership & Organizational Management Journal, 2013 (4), 9-30. Dale, K., Fox, M., & Mayer, B. (2013). The Relationship between Conflict Management Style and Perceptions of Leader Effectiveness, Satisfaction with the Leader, and Extra Effort. Decision Sciences Institute 2013 Annual Meeting Proceedings.

Commitment to Student Success

2013-2017: IBE Faculty Chair 2009-2013: Management Club Advisor
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