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Beverly J. DeMarr Ferris State University, USA

Beverly J. DeMarr, Ph.D., is Professor of Management at Ferris State University. She received her Doctorate in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from Michigan State University. She has been recognized multiple times for teaching excellence and currently teaches courses in Negotiation, Human Resource Management, and Compensation. She has published in Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Human Relations, Public Personnel Management, and International Journal of Conflict Management. She is an active member of the Academy of Management and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. She was appointed by the Academy of Management Board of Governors to serve as the chair of the all-academy Teaching Theme Committee for 2016–2019.

Professor DeMarr was an elected union representative for eight years, negotiating labor contracts and representing constituents in a wide variety of disputes. She has served as a community mediator for more than 100 general civil, employment, civil rights, domestic relations (divorce, parenting time), and restorative justice (victim–offender) cases and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Westshore Dispute Resolution Center.