Joel Harmon

Professor of Management and Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise
B.A., City College of New York, City University of New York; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany 

Dr. Joel Harmon is a Professor of Management in the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Executive Director of its Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow of its Center for Human Resource Management. He joined FDU in 1993 (following 10 years at Rutgers University Graduate School of Management). Dr. Harmon earned his masters in environmental sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic University and his doctorate in organization transformation strategy from the State University of New York at Albany. He has served in numerous leadership positions for the University and for professional associations, including serving as President of the Eastern Academy of Management and of the FDU Faculty Senate. Before joining academia, he held several management positions in industry.

Striving to “make a difference,” Dr. Harmon specializes in corporate sustainability, focusing on linkages between people, learning practices and business performance. He has carried out major research and consulting projects with such organizations as AT&T, Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand, Ricoh, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Toyota-Raymond, and the US Department of Veterans affairs. He has secured funding for his projects from the Alcoa, Constellation Energy, First Energy, Geraldine R. Dodge, Kessler, PSEG, Robert Wood Johnson, TD Bank, and National Science Foundations. He has published extensively in a variety of leading academic and practitioner journals (including Health Care Management, People and Strategy, Case Research, Human Resource Planning, Cost Management, Group Decision & Negotiation, Organization Behavior & Human Decision Processes and Organization Management), receiving awards for his papers and case studies.  Dr. Harmon’s case studies on AT&T (the largest US telecommunications firm) and and Overture (the pioneers of pay-for-performance search engines) have appeared in leading strategic-management textbooks.


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