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Meet the Faculty at Texas Executive Education

Caroline A. Bartel, Ph.D.

Caroline A. Bartel

Associate Professor
Department of Management
McCombs School of Business

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1998
M.A., University of Michigan, 1996 
B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1992

Dr. Caroline Bartel is a faculty member in the department of Management at UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business. Her research and teaching focus on sustaining employee engagement in the workplace, particularly in organizations and professions undergoing change.

Dr. Bartel has studied how organizations in various industries (e.g., consulting, consumer products, news publishing and broadcasting, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications) can maintain the motivation, performance and commitment of employees during times of organizational growth as well as decline (layoffs and downsizing). She has examined an array of change initiatives, such as corporate citizenship and community outreach, virtual work and telecommuting, and organizational restructuring (e.g., implementing self-managed teams).

Her current projects focus on how organizations facing threat and uncertainty manage their identity and culture, and the subsequent impact on individual and group effectiveness (e.g., productivity, learning and innovation). Dr. Bartel’s research appears in many leading journals, including The Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, The Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organization Science.

Dr. Bartel teaches to diverse audiences, having designed undergraduate and graduate courses, and executive training seminars at the University of Michigan, New York University, and UT Austin. Her courses focus on how individual and group behavior are shaped by structural, social and political forces within organizations. In 2008, she received the Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Award for Assistant Professors in the McCombs School of Business.

Executive Development Programs by Caroline Bartel: