Michael E. Kendrick

Associate Professor, Management

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Office: Swang - 202

- 1996 Vanderbilt University EdD
- 1990 Vanderbilt University MEd
- 1976 University of Montevallo BBA

Teaching & Research Interests:
- Human Resource Development
- Teams in Organizations
- Human Resource Management
- Examination of Organization Commitment of employees in faith-based for-profit Organizations
- Investigating training as a tool for Retaining Employees Examining how to improve performance of teams in organizations.

Courses Taught:
- Training and Development
- Principles of Management and Compensation
- Leading Teams in Organizations (MBA)
- Managerial Environment (MBA)
- Managing Human Resources (MBA)

Professional Exp. & Activities:
- Dr. Kendrick has an extensive background in human resources as well as training and development. Senior Human Resource Consultant and Director of Training for The TENNESSEAN
- Director of a Regional Human Resource Center and Plant Director of Human Resources for General Motors Corporation
- Management Training Specialists for the State of Alabama ’s, Industrial Development Training
- Co-facilitated a session on the book Good to Great for the Nashville Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors
- Dr. Kendrick has been involved with the implementation of teams in organizations; was instrumental in designing one of the first team plants with General Motors, as well as designing and managing a team-based regional organization for GM. He has also presented ideas on developing teams in organizations to The Wire Association International, Society of Human Resource Management and CAT Insurance.

Awards & Recognitions:
- MBA Outstanding Teacher Concentration Spring 2005
- Awarded Summer Grant for 2006 to study employees of faith-based for-profit companies examining their rating of organization culture and employee commitment to the organization

Works in Progress:
- Training: An Expense or Investment with Dr. Susan Galbreath
- A Study of Organizational Commitment at Faith-Based for Profit Organizations with Dr. Steven Yoho
- Effective Use of Teams In Accounting Practice with Dr. Susan Galbreath

Spiritual & Community Activities:
- Dr. Kendrick and his wife are members at Woodmont Hills Church of Christ
- Bible school teacher for 4 and 5 year olds.

Inspirational Thought:
- "It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things." (Machiavelli, 1513)

- I am married to Donna and have three children, Jeremy, Mary and Emily.