• Emanuela Chemolli Offers Global Insight in Classroom

9/4/2012

Emanuela Chemolli, a new visiting assistant professor in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department, will bring a multicultural and multidisciplinary perspective to the classroom. Her international experience coincides with the Sawyer Business School’s mission to prepare global business leaders of tomorrow.

Chemolli completed post-doctoral work at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montréal, Canada, after earning her PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Verona in Italy.

She also earned a master’s degree in Territorial Marketing Management from Trentino School of Management in Italy and a master’s degree in Educational Science from the University of Verona in Italy. As a student, she completed an internship in Ireland at the Dublin Employment Pact (DEP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment in the Dublin region.

Beginning this fall, Chemolli will be teaching Managing Across Cultures and Organizational Behavior. She describes her teaching style as “open, energetic, and dynamic.”

In her classes, she incorporates different active learning techniques, such as discussions, role playing, situation analyses, self-assessments, and experiential exercises. “I am interested in creating conditions that foster student motivation and engage students in their own learning,” she said.

She provides basic guidelines for her assignments, while still giving students the freedom to explore areas that interest them. “The results have been positive because students engage with the material beyond learning to just pass exams,” she said.

Chemolli has been passionate about teaching since she was a teenager, helping children with their homework. Before earning her PhD, Chemolli taught music, art, and math at an elementary school in Italy. “My interest in teaching always went beyond the classroom, and I continue to keep in touch with many of my students, as I cherish their professional and personal achievements,” she said.

She also has an ambitious research agenda. She studies employee motivation and commitment, leadership, perceived organizational support, and misbehavior. She takes advantage of her background in management, psychology, sociology, philosophy and education, and uses innovative methodologies, such as network analyses, to study organizational behavior. “I believe that such methods are better suited to capture the complexities of human behavior and different mindsets,” she said.

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