Michelle Barton's experience spans both management practice and academia. Her lively, enthusiastic and highly practical presentation and coaching style has made her an award-winning professor of Organizational Behavior at Boston University and a sought-after speaker for organizations as diverse as the U.S. military and the Boston Medical Center. Dr. Barton spent a decade at Harvard Business Publishing eLearning business, where she was Product Director involved in the creation of over two-dozen acclaimed management development programs. While at HBP, she co-developed and taught a two-day workshop designed to help training directors align development programs with corporate strategic initiatives.
Michelle Barton, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of Management, Boston University.
At Boston University, Dr. Barton teaches Leadership, Career Development and Organizational Behavior to MBA students and Executives, and was recently awarded the Boston University School of Management Broderick Award for best MBA teaching.
Dr. Barton's research considers how individuals and groups engage in real-time learning under conditions of high uncertainty. Her work bridges the domains of crisis management, organizational learning and technology innovation. She has published in practitioner journals (e.g., "Learning when to stop momentum" in MIT Sloan Management Review and "Make Yourself an Expert" in the Harvard Business Review) as well as academic journals (e.g., "Organizational Crises and the Disturbance of Relational Systems" in Academy of Management Review) and chapters in books.
Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Barton spent ten years with Harvard Business School Publishing, eLearning, where she helped create over two-dozen award-winning management development programs. In her role there as Product Director, she was responsible for the vision, strategy, and management of the Leadership and Management Development product lines, globally. In addition, Michelle worked with corporations such as 3M, Allstate Insurance, Baxter International, the United States Navy and Pfizer to assess evolving leadership needs and gaps and to develop appropriate training and support.
Michelle Barton received a PhD in Management & Organizations from the University of Michigan, School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Pomona College.