Terri R. Kurtzberg (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is an Associate Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick. Her areas of expertise include negotiation strategies and tactics, electronic communication and distraction, virtual teams, and organizational creativity. Dr. Kurtzberg’s research has been quoted in numerous media outlets such as The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, CNN.com and on the BBC World Service and CBS Radio. She is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards, including Rutgers University’s most prestigious teaching honor, the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching.
She is the author of Virtual Teams: Mastering Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age and is the co-author of each The Essentials of Job Negotiations: Proven Strategies for Getting What You Want (with Charles Naquin) and Distracted: Staying Connected without Losing Focus (with Jennifer Gibbs). A fourth book, on negotiating at home, is underway. Other published work appears in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Group Dynamics, and Social Justice Research.
Ph.D., Northwestern University; Organization Behavior
Name: Krishnan, Aparna
Graduation Date: 2014/May
Thesis Title: Effects of Distractions on Decision-Making Processes and Outcomes
Name: Belkin, Liuba
Graduation Date: 2007/May
Thesis Title: Emotional Contagion in the Electronic Communication Context in Organizations.
Associate Professor of Management and Global Business Terri R. Kurtzberg teaches the Secrets of Successful Virtual Teams module which will focus on helping each EMBA student become more effective at leading and participating in virtual team interactions. Common virtual team problems and realistic solutions will be discussed on topics ranging from early team interactions and building trust to coordination difficulties and leadership challenges. Problems created by electronic communication are also addressed.
Rutgers University Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015-2016