Chair, Executive MBA Program; Professor of Management
Marianne Koch, PhD, is a management educator, human resources manager and consultant with twenty years of experience in designing, developing and delivering educational programs and courses, conducting research, and managing and consulting in the fields of human resource management and labor relations.
Dr. Koch has worked in a variety of venues to: help managers improve how they manage people at work, help organizations understand, clarify and improve practices for the management of people at work, and research and write about such issues as collaboration, work/family practices, and the relationship of human resource management practices to productivity. She recently joined Golden Gate University as a professor in the Ageno School of Business and teaches leadership and organizational performance and career planning in the executive MBA program.
Dr. Koch has diverse experience in the field of education including college professor, manager of corporate and executive education program, academic consultant to an e-learning company, and as board member of a private school, and site-council member and board member of the after-school care program at a public school. In addition to Golden Gate University, she has been a professor at the University of Oregon (UO), and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where she has taught undergraduates, masters and Ph.D. students. Her students have included executives in the Oregon Executive MBA program, healthcare professionals in the Healthcare Management Certificate program at OHSU, high-tech engineers in the Masters of Science and Technology at OGI/OHSU, and union members in the Labor Education and Research Center of the UO. She has won seven awards for her teaching.
Dr. Koch has served as Human Resources Director for two nonprofit organizations. Her consulting experience includes designing, marketing and delivering management education programs for such clients as the Portland VA Medical Center and working with Babson College faculty in Wellesley, MA to design courses for a custom MBA program for Intel employees. She has worked with boards of several organizations on managerial and organizational structure issues. She has also served as an expert witness in discrimination cases and consults with both public and private organizations on human resource management issues. Dr. Koch has written a book on hiring practices and productivity effects, in addition to many journal articles and book chapters on labor and human resource management topics. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Labor, as well as other organizations.
Dr. Koch received a BA in history from the University of Michigan with honors and distinction. She earned a PhD from Columbia University in New York City in business administration with concentrations in labor relations and human resource management.