January 21, 2003
Focus on Careers Column Features Faculty Member
Joseph Broschak, assistant professor of business administration, was featured in the January 21, 2003, edition of the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette in their Workplace section. Each week the paper features someone in a specific occupation or field to explore the education and skills required to be successful. Broschak was featured as a teacher of management.
He drew on his ten years of experience as a petroleum engineer and project manager to explain his ultimate career choice as a faculty member in management. "[I] got facinated with how you design and manage organizations. ... The challenge of coordinating, I found really interesting."
Asked what is most enjoyable about management, he identified the satisfaction of interacting with people and having opportunities to develop and build on each other's ideas."What I enjoy about teaching is communicating and learning new ideas from students. There is a lot of satisfaction in answering questions about how organizations are managed, how problems are solved, and how organizations evolve," he noted.
Broschak has a bachelors degree in engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and his PhD in Management from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches courses in organization theory, organization design, and managing human resources and researches a variety of topics including organizational demography, employee mobility, nonstandard work arrangements, and the dynamics of market relationships between firms. He has been at the College of Business since 1999.
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