Robert and Judith Auritt Klein Professor of Management, Pennsylvania State University

Dennis A. Gioia is Robert & Judith Auritt Klein Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management and Organization in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. He holds a BS degree in Engineering Science, an MBA, and a doctorate in Management, all from Florida State University. He has worked as an engineer for Boeing Aerospace at Cape Kennedy during the Apollo/Saturn lunar program and for Ford Motor Company as a problem analyst and as corporate recall coordinator. Professor Gioia is a member of the MBA core faculty, as well as the Executive MBA core faculty. He also is a former faculty director of the Developing Managerial Effectiveness executive program, and has served as a faculty leader in many other executive development programs for both private and public organizations. Professor Gioia is actively engaged in basic and applied research in organizations. His primary areas of theory and research focus on the study of organizational identity, image, and reputation. He also studies organizational sensemaking and sensegiving dynamics, organizational learning and knowledge, organizational change processes, as well a corporate recalls.


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    Professor of Organizational Behavio, Pennsylvania State University


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  • Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802
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