Michael Provitera and Michael Edmondson, Editor of the Human Resource Development and Organizational Behavior Collection

Dr. Mike Provitera is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Barry University, Miami, Florida, USA. Previously, he held an Assistant Professor position at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dr. Provitera has also taught at Saint John’s University and Florida Institute of Technology. He received a DBA degree in Business Administration and Management from Nova Southeastern University, an MBA from Saint John’s University, and a BS in Management from CUNY. He is a certified Leadership trainer in the Situational Leadership Model and was trained directly from Dr. Paul Hersey, behavioral scientist and entrepreneur. Professor Provitera has authored several books on leadership and management and he has published a host of academic articles and case studies in organizational behavior. He is a reviewer for numerous divisions of the Academy of Management and other academic organizations. As the president of Motivational Leadership Training, he focuses on improving organizational effectiveness and enhancing individual success. He has trained over 1,000 executives, and his clients include Pfizer, Trane, Interval International, and the City of North Miami. Michael is sought by reporters for quotes in prominent media such as Forbes, US News & World Report, The Daily News, Fox Business, Higher Ed Jobs, Hr.Com, NBC News, and The Washington Times.

Dr. Michael Edmondson is the Associate Provost for Continued Learning at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Edmondson also teaches in the graduate program for Non-Profit Management at Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies. The author of seven Business Experts Press books, Dr. Edmondson’s latest book published in 2023 is Nurturing Equanimity: Building A Caring Culture. He has taught at several institutions of higher education including Thomas Edison State University, Rider University, and Ocean County College. He holds a PhD in History from Temple University and is the recipient of many awards and honors including a Distinguished Leadership Award from the Monmouth, New Jersey, Regional Chamber of Commerce and an Entrepreneurial Inspiration Award by The Empowerment Group for his work with minority entrepreneurs in Philadelphia. Dr. Edmondson also sits on the board of the National Association of Continuing Higher Education and has completed the program at the AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education. Dr. Edmondson also authors the growth mindset daily blog entitled Navigate the Chaos and is a frequent presenter, workshop facilitator, and keynote speaker.

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