Vandra Huber

Vandra Huber

Professor of Human Resources Management

DBA, Indiana University, 1982
MBA, Indiana University, 1981
MS, University of Utah, 1978
BS, University of Utah, 1971

Global negotiations and international human capital management. human resources management, compensation and performance management (metrics and scorecards). employee selection. inclusion in the work place. managing employees with diverse backgrounds (ethnic and national original). leadership branding performance human capital management in start ups

Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 1987
Fulbright Scholar, Chulalongkorn University, School of Economics Bangkok, Thailand (2008)
Assistant professor at the University of Utah (1985-87) and Cornell University (1982-85)
Communications Director for the Utah Department of Social Services (1977-79)

Current Research
Comparative analysis of negotiation stylesand ethics: Thailand versus the United States.
Role of employee fit in managerial hiring decisions for short and long term employee

Honors and Awards
Fulbright Scholar, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, (2008)
Faculty Case Award for "Costco Pharmacy Services: Case of the Missing Drugs" (2007)
Boeing Faculty Fellow (1997)
Fritz Roethesberger Award for significant impact on management education (1988)
Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar (1987)
Dorothy Harlow Award (1986)

Academic Service
Fulbright Association. Assists in the selection of Fulbright Scholars from Thailand
Numerous pro bono talks on salary negotiations for women and minorities
Faculty Director and key instructor, Certification in Business Administration CBA)
Intensive 15 credit “mini MBA” for nonbusiness graduate students and managers.
Program is self sustaining and profitable
Faculty Director, Global Study Tours
Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2007-2009)
Editorial board of Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (1994-present)

Selected Publications
"Work Status, Job Type and the Role of Fit in Managers' Hiring Decisions: A Contingency Perspective," with T. Sekiguchi, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 116, No. 2, pp. 203-216.

Washington Minority Small Business Survey, Published by Michael G. Foster Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC), 2007 and 2008.

"Redevelopment of a War-ravaged Economy: The Case of Bosnia-Herzegovina," published by Global Business Center, University of Washington Business School. Case was used in 2006 Undergraduate Global Business Challenge.

"The Next Dance: Sustainable Growth for Beadforlife in Uganda. Case on a Performance appraisal," with S.R. Fuller, Handbook of Human Resource Management, M. Poole and M. Warner (eds.), 1998, pp. 596-607.

"Staffing and Selection," with S.R. Fuller, Handbook of Human Resource Management, M. Poole and M. Warner (eds.), 1998, pp. 872-882.

Report and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Faculty Salaries, Technical Report, Office of the Provost, University of Washington, 1998.

"Job Measurement: A Social Cognitive Decision Perspective," with S. Crandall, Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Summer 1994.

"Lowering Floors and Raising Ceilings: A Longitudinal Assessment of the Effects of an Earnings at Risk Pay Plan on Pay Satisfaction," with K. Brown, Personnel Psychology, Summer 1992.

"Comparison of the Effects of Specific and General Performance Standards on Performance Appraisal Decisions," Decision Sciences Journal, Summer 1989.

Selected Consulting Experience
Chang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, Consortium of Medical Schools, Thailand
Microsoft, Employee Inclusion and Diversity keynoter, financial group
Nokia, Team building and negotiations
Schakra, Development of a legally defendable selection process for engineers
Boeing, Electronics maintenance technician training program development

Contact Information

Office:581 Paccar Hall

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

"People are the moving force behind business success. Management involves finding and selecting the good ones. Leadership involves inclusion, engagement and exciting positive action – in good and lean times."