Jay Liebowitz is an Associate Professor in the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business at Duquesne University. For the past 27 years (since 1984) he has taught courses in Organizational Behavior, Managing a Diverse Workforce, Training & Development, Leadership and Ethics, Teamwork, Strategic Management, and Human Resource Management to undergraduates, MBA students, and doctoral students.
Prior to coming to Duquesne, he was a Trainer/Management Consultant at an international training firm, called the Wilson Learning Corporation. (It is a direct competitor of DDI, Development Dimensions International.) There, he sold management training programs to companies, and then conducted much of the management training he sold to them. Recently, he became certified by DDI. He is now a DDI-certified trainer.
Before coming to Pittsburgh, he was a program evaluator at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. Prior to that, he worked in the Division of Personnel for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Before that, he was a department manager for Sears, Roebuck.
Since coming to Duquesne, he has done Human Resource consulting on a part-time basis, with two small consulting firms, as well as on his own. Recently, he conducted a Human Capital Management Executive MBA workshop for executives at an engineering company in Beijing, China. He has conducted a series of team building and strategic planning workshops for a small African-American-owned business in Pittsburgh. He has conducted management training programs for a large government defense contractor in Pittsburgh, a large law firm in Pittsburgh, and a non-profit organization (a charter school) in downtown Pittsburgh. Prior to that, he conducted a survey research project for the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. Before that, he completed a Performance Management consulting and training project for the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport. Prior to that, he completed a team-building project for Starbucks Coffee's store managers in the Pittsburgh district.
Sivasubramaniam, N, Liebowitz, S, Lackman, C, (2007), "Predictors of new product development team performance: A meta-analytic review", Academy of Management National Conference
Liebowitz, J. (2009). The Role of HR in Achieving Sustainability. 1st Annual International Conference on Sustainable Enterprises of the Future, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Liebowitz, J. (2010). The Role of HR in Achieving a Sustainability Culture. Journal of Sustainable Development, 3(4), 50-57.
Sivasubramaniam, N., Liebowitz, J., & Lackman, C. (2010). Determinants of New Product Development Team Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review. Journal Of Product Innovation Management.
Sroufe, R., Liebowitz, J., & Sivasubramaniam, N. (2010). HR's Role in Creating a Sustainability Culture: What are We Waiting For? People and Strategy, 33(1), 34-42.
Currently, his research interests include: determining the relationship between employee-oriented management practices and the financial performance of the firm, the role of HR in creating a sustainability culture, utilizing diversity-related student team service learning projects, and improving the effectiveness of new product development teams. He has written many articles for business magazines and journals, including HR Magazine, Human Resource Planning, People and Strategy, Human Relations, the Journal of Sustainable Development, and Business Horizons.
Jay earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the State University of New York, College at Cortland, and his doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has served on the Boards of the HR Leadership Forum of Western Pennsylvania (formerly known as the Pittsburgh Human Resource Planning Society) and the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association. He is currently serving on the steering committee of the President's Diversity Council at Duquesne University, and the Community Advisory Committee of the Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative.