Holly Slay Ferraro, PhD

Holly Ferraro

PhD, Organizational Behavior, University of Maryland - College Park
MA, Human Resource Development, Western Michigan University
BChE, Chemical Engineering, University of Dayton
BS, Interdisciplinary Science, Wilberforce University

Program Director, Professional MBA
Associate Professor, Department of Management

Phone: 206-296-5719

Building/Room: Pigott 428

Teaching Areas

  • Principles of Management

Personal Bio

Holly Slay Ferraro's research examines how people grapple with dimensions of self (e.g. age, race, gender) in making career decisions and in various contexts such as family businesses.  She is also interested in how organizational and institutional practices contribute to struggles with aspects of identity.  Her aim is add to our knowledge of how growth, learning, and superior performance occur in the face of forces that cause people to question their beliefs about who they are or should be.  She has published articles in Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Group and Organization Management, and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. Her research on midlife/midcareer transitions won a Cutting Edge Award from Academy of Human Resource Development. Before pursuing her doctorate, she held technical and managerial positions in industry for over 12 years.