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Jay J. Christensen-Szalanski

Jay J. Christensen-Szalanski

Management & Organizations

Professor

  319-335-0951
  S354  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • MPH in Health Services Administration, University of Washington, 1979
  • PhD in Psychology, University of Washington, 1978
  • AB in Behavioral Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1975

Expertise

  • Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Digital Publishing and Media Creation
  • Distance Education
  • Improving Human Judgment and Decision Making
  • Mediation
  • Organizational Change and Health Care Behavior

Awards

  • Nominee, U.S. Professor Of The Year, University of Iowa, April 2012
  • Recipient , President and Provost Teaching Award, April 2012
  • Nominee, U.S. Professor Of The Year, University of Iowa, March 2011
  • Nominee, President And Provost Teaching Award, Tippie College Of Business, January 2011
  • Dean's Citation for Teaching (International MBA), 2006
  • Teaching Award, Inter-Fraternity Council, 2005
  • Teaching Award, Inter-Fraternity Council, 2004
  • Teaching Award, Inter-Fraternity Council, 2003
  • Teaching Award, Inter-Fraternity Council, 2002
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Business Undergraduates, 1996
  • "Top 10 Teachers," U. of Iowa, MBA, Business Week, 1992
  • Award of Merit, Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City Community School District, 1990
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for Medical Decision Making, Society for Medical Decision Making, 1986

Other Work

  • Making the Puzzle Pieces Fit: How to Identify Interests and Resolve Conflict, Jay J. Christensen-Szalanski, Lon D. Moeller, Gale J. Mote, Conflict Press, 2008

Current & Prior Positions

  • Director of Academic Programs, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2013 - Present
  • Professor, Department of Management and Organizations, August 1991 - Present
  • Department Executive Officer, Department of Management and Organizations, July 2007 - June 2013
  • Assistant Department Executive Officer, Department of Management and Organizations, July 2004 - June 2007
  • Coordinator of Academic Programs, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2003 - 2006
  • Director for Undergraduate Academic Programs, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2001 - 2005
  • University Student Congregation, Branch President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1999 - 2004
  • Business Manager, Adolescent and Pediatric Health Clinic, 1991 - 1998
  • Department Executive Officer, Department of Management and Organizations, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1992 - 1994
  • Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1986 - 1991
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, 1983 - 1986
  • Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, 1982 - 1983
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services, University of Washington, 1979 - 1983
  • Assistant Director, Center for Health Services Research, Seattle Public Health Hospital, 1979 - 1982

Review and Editorial Work

  • Referee, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process, 1980- 2005
  • Referee, Academy of Management Journal, 1990- 1998
  • Referee, Health and Hospital Management Review, 1990
  • Referee, Hospital Epidemiology: Infection Control, 1990
  • Referee, Management Science, 1985- 1990
  • Referee, Journal of the American Medical Association, 1980- 1990
  • Referee, Medical Care, 1980- 1990

Professional Affiliations

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 1986 - 2005
  • Associate Editor, Medical Decision Making, 1988 - 1995
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1987 - 1991
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Forecasting, 1985 - 1988

Presentations

  • Removing Boring from the Classroom: Developing an Interactive Textbook to Engage a Plugged-in Generation, 4Cast: The Book is Dead. Long live the book., University of Iowa ITS, University of Iowa, January 2014
  • "Applying Skills to Resolve Conflict.", UI College of Medicine Conflict Management Meeting, UI College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, February 2013
  • "Resolving Conflict: Learning Skills to Understand Interests.", UI College of Medicine Conflict Management Meeting, UI College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, February 2013
  • Executive Education, China Education Group, Hong Kong, February 2012
  • Negotiating Departmental Change, DEO Training Seminar, Office of the Provost, University of Iowa, February 2002

Committees and Professional Service

  • Chairman of the Task Force on the Creative Use of Media in Online Education and Electronic Communication, 2015-current
  • Director of Faculty Development, Division of Distance Education, 2014-current
  • Financial Aid Advisory Committee, 2014-current
  • Advisory Board, Inter-departmental Studies Major "Enterprise Leadership", 2014-current
  • Faculty Senate Judicial Board, 2014-current
  • Undergraduate Fellowships Committee, 2013-current
  • Come To Life Books, 2013-current
  • Iowa City Press-Citizen, Editorial Columnist, 2007-2014
  • Executive Committee, 2004-2013
  • University Judicial Board, 2003-2013
  • University Financial Aid Advisory Committee, 2005-2008
  • University Faculty Senate, 2003-2006
  • University Students With Disabilities Advisory Board, 2004-2005
  • College of Business Elected Faculty Council, 2002-2004

Additional Training

  • Mediating Civil Cases, College of Law, University, 2002
  • Mediating Highly Emotional Business, Family, and Divorce Disputes, School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, 2002
  • Mediation, Center for Dispute Resolution, Boulder, CO., 2002
  • Resolving Multi-Party Disputes, Center for Dispute, 2002

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Instructor, Mediation, Association for Conflict Resolution - 2002
  • Certified Practitioner, Mediation, Association for Conflict Resolution - 2002
  • Researcher, Mediation, Association for Conflict Resolution - 2002