Julie Urda

Alger Hall (ALG) 207
(401) 456-8760
(401) 456-8036

Curriculum Vita

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Academic Background

Julie Urda received her Ph. D. in Management concentrating in Organizational Behavior in 2006 from INSEAD, an international business school in Fontainebleau, France. She also possesses a B.A. in psychology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Boston University. Dr. Urda came to Rhode Island College in 2007 after spending a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Since 2007 she has taught Foundations of Management, Organization Management, and Business, Government, and Society. During the 2010-2011 academic year, she was an active member of the General Education Task Force (GETF) at RIC, which developed a new general education program for the College. While her dissertation concerns how social goals and emotions influence behavior and motivation, the experience on the GETF redirected her research interests to topics in management education. Currently, she is studying whether students perform better on evaluations when the evaluation type matches their preferences, and the benefits of implementing departmental honors programs at moderately selective schools. Dr. Urda chairs the Honors Program in the Management and Marketing department at RIC.

Courses Taught

MGT 301 Foundations of Management
MGT 329 Organizational Management:A Macro Perspective
MGT 341 Business,Government & Society

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:45 and 12:45-2:00
Wednesday 5:00-6:00
Friday 11:00-12:00
Please email me (do not call) for an appointment.

Semester Schedule

Spring 2012 teaching schedule

  • MGT 301-04 Foundations of Management - T/Th 8:00-9:20am Alger 105

  • MGT 341-03 Business, Government & Society - T/Th 11:00am-12:20pm Craig-Lee 205

  • MGT 329-01 Organizational Management: A Macro Perspective - W 6:00-8:50pm Alger 107

  • MGT 329-02 Organizational Management: A Macro Perspective - F 8:00-10:50am Alger 105

Research Interests

Social goals, motivation, honors programs, evaluation methods, teaching management writing, using clickers to enhance the classroom experience


Urda, J. (2012). Doing the Honors: How to Implement a Business School Departmental Honors Program. Honors in Practice, 8 (forthcoming).

Urda, J. and Loch, C. H. (2011). How the social context triggers emotions: Emotions as regulators of social interactions. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA.

Urda, J. and Loch, C. H. (2009). Social goals as triggers of cooperation: How reciprocity and group solidarity encourage cooperative behavior in social dilemma games. Proceedings of the 34th Annual IAREP/SABE Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Work in Progress

Urda, J. and Loch, C. H. (2011). Social preferences and emotions as regulators of interpersonal interactions. Under review at the Journal of Operations Management.

Urda, J. and Ramocki, S. P. (2011). Assessing students’ performance by measured patterns of perceived strengths: Does preference make a difference? Working paper.

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