Julie Felker, PhD

Julie Felker

Julie Felker, Ph.D. is on the faculty of the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Prior to joining the faculty she served as a senior academic leader in the College, including positions as senior associate dean and interim dean. She teaches Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, International HRM, Change Management and Management Skills to MBA and undergraduate students. Her research interests include geographic mobility of knowledge workers, cross-border recruitment in the European Union, organizational change in emerging economies, and comparative human resource management, with special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe. As a faculty affiliate and senior consultant of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, she develops and delivers management education programs and provides technical assistance in developing countries, most recently Algeria, Rwanda, and the former Soviet Republics of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Through the Davidson Institute she works with women micro-business owners in Rwanda, a global initiative funded by Goldman Sachs. Dr. Felker is a guest lecturer and visiting scholar at the University of Padova, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, and Zagreb School of Economics and Management.

Felker, Ph.D. began her career in industry, working in the International Accounting Group-Pacific Canada Division of Unisys, Corp. She is a member of the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, European International Business Academy, European Academy of Management, OBTS-Teaching Society for Management Educators, and the Society of Human Resource Management.


  1. Felker, J., EU’s new member states: An untapped (and underappreciated) source of talent for MNCs?, The International Journal of Human Resource Management (forthcoming)
  2. Felker, J. (2011) Professional development through self-directed expatriation: Intentions and outcomes for young, educated Eastern Europeans, The International Journal of Training and Development, 15(1), 76-86.
  3. Callahan, T., Strandholm, K. and Dziekan (Felker), J. (2009) Developing an undergraduate assessment test: A mechanism for faculty feedback about retention, The Journal of Educationfor Business, 85(1), 45-49.