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Faculty Spotlight: Stephanie Solansky

Stephanie Solansky

Associate Professor of Management

Phone: 361-570-4240

University North 212Y (Victoria)

Stephanie Solansky

Dr. Solansky received her Ph.D. in Organization and Management Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has taught many courses in Management including: organizational behavior, leadership, change management, organizational theory, principles of management, business communication, managing teams, organizational development, and contemporary issues in management.

Dr. Solansky's professional background includes: working as a purchasing agent in a public corporation; developing a database of free trade agreements for the International Trade Administration/U.S. Department of Commerce; consulting with many types of organizations on behavioral and strategic issues (Fortune 500, Department of Defense, small businesses, emergency responders, k-12 schools, etc); serving as a primary grant writer and director/coordinator for a multi-million dollar leadership professional development program in which over 1000 organizational administrators were trained across the state of Texas.

Dr. Solansky pursues the following research interests: leadership, teamwork, self-determination and decision-making, intra- and inter-organizational collaboration, complexity theory, qualitative and quantitative data analysis. She is an active member of the Academy of Management and is an award-winning author from one of the world's leading journals in the field of management: Best Paper Award-Academy of Management Journal. She has presented her research at the top management conferences and has published in esteemed, peer-reviewed journals including: Academy of Management Journal, Administration & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Leadership Quarterly and Non-Profit Management & Leadership.

In recognition of her scholarly achievements, Dr. Solansky received the 2012 Partnership Professor Award from the School of Business Administration, UHV.

Dr. Solansky is married to Frank Solansky. They have two children: Frankie and Brady. She enjoys spending time with her family and staying active through kayaking, fishing, biking, swimming, surfing, wakeboarding, horseback riding, sailing and trying new adventures such as sky diving, waterfall repelling, and diving with sharks.

Academic Background

  • PhD - University of Texas at San Antonio, Organization and Management Studies, 2006

Courses Taught at UHV

  • BUSI 4390 - Field Studies/Internship
  • BUSI 6390 - Field Studies/Internship
  • HCAD 4355 - Organizational Change
  • MGMT 4305 - Leadership
  • MGMT 4315 - Contemporary Issues in Management
  • MGMT 4318 - Organizational Theory and Development
  • MGMT 4325 - Organizational Change
  • MGMT 6354 - Leadership and Organizational Change

Honors and Achievements

  • 2013: - Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies
  • 2012: Best Paper - Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • 2012: Partnership Professor of Organizational Management - UHV-SBA
  • 2012: Sage Junior Faculty Best Paper - Academy of Management- MED Division
  • 2012: Top 50 Most Cited List - Leadership Quarterly (2007-2012)
  • 2011: Best Paper - Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • 2011: Bloomberg Businessweek Teaching Award - UHV-SBA
  • 2011: Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Course Design - UHV Center for Teaching Innovation
  • 2011: Summer Research Grant - UHV-SBA
  • 2009: UH System 'Success Stories' (February 2009, Vol. 11, No. 1). - University of Houston System
  • 2007: Best Paper - Academy of Management Journal