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Merrick School of Business

Susan Zacur

Susan Rawson Zacur, D.B.A.

Professor of Management
CSX Leadership Chair AY 2014-15

Department of Management and International Business
Office: Business Center 559
Phone: 410.837.4977

  • D.B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.A., Simmons College

Dr. Susan Rawson Zacur is a Professor Management in the Robert G. Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore. She is an enthusiastic teacher, respected consultant, individual leadership coach, and author. Dr. Zacur has served as Interim Provost of the University (2008-09), Dean of the Merrick School of Business (2006-08), Chair of the Management and Marketing Department (2004-06) and Chair of the Management Department (1993-97). She was Coordinator and then Director of the highly successful Women’s Program in Management from l977 to l981 and Program Advisor for the M.S. in Personnel and Industrial Relations from l980 to l986. She founded a chapter of Sigma Iota Epsilon, the Management honor Society, at UB in 1984. Dr. Zacur has more than 40 publications including three books, journal articles, and conference proceedings. She is particularly interested in leadership, ethics, and how people get along in the world of work. She worked with the team that developed the first Code of Ethics for the Academy of Management and she is a Senior Fellow with the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics. Among her professional honors, she received the Professional Contributions Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development and the Spirit of Excellence Award from the University of Baltimore Alumni. Dr. Zacur has taught twenty-one different courses for the University at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has twice been awarded the Dean James Chair of Distinguished Teaching. She currently teaches leadership, organizational behavior and human resource management courses.

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Bento, R. F., White, L. F., & Zacur, S. R. (2012). The Stigma of Obesity and Discrimination in Performance Appraisal: A Theoretical Model. International Journal of Human Resource Management. v.23 n.15(, 3196-3224.

Trotter, R. G., & Zacur, S. R. (2012). Investigation of Sexual Harassment Complaints: An Update for Managers and Employers. SAM Advanced Management Journal. 77(1), 28-37.

Written Case

Zacur, S. R., & Randolph, W. A. (2010). Cultural Cues: Experiencing and Deciphering a Different Culture. Wiley. (11h Ed.), W-67.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Zacur, Susan Rawson(Supporting), "Ethical Issues in Business and Society Course Redesign" Sponsored by State of Maryland, $2500. (2011).

Research in Progress

"Ethics of Employment Testing (topic)" (On-Going)
Ethics of Employment Testing (topic)