Associate Professor of Management
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.6264 Fax: 412.396.4764
Jay Liebowitz is an Associate Professor in the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business at Duquesne University. 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.
Articles in Journals
Liebowitz, J., Sivasubramaniam, N., & Lackman, C. L. (2012). Determinants of New Product Development Team Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 29 (5), 803-820.
Liebowitz, J. (2010). The Role of HR in Achieving a Sustainability Culture. Journal of Sustainable Development, 3 (4), 50-57.
Liebowitz, J., Sroufe, R., & Sivasubramaniam, N. (2010). Are you a leader or a laggard? HR's Role in Creating a Sustainability Culture. People and Strategy, 33 (1), 34-42.
Liebowitz, J. (2003). Teach people skills totally online? College Teaching, 51 (3), 82-85.
Liebowitz, J. (1998). You can become a transformational leader. Supervision, 14-16.
Liebowitz, J. (1996). What To Do When Employees Resist Change. Supervision.
Liebowitz, S.J. & Holden, K.T. (1995). Are self-managing teams worthwhile? A tale of two companies. Sam Advanced Management Journal, 60 (2), 11-17.
Liebowitz, S. J. & Boyle, T. J. (1990). Hiring thoroughbreds: Pitfalls to avoid and rules to follow. Business Horizons, 33 (6), 28-33.
Liebowitz, S.J. & Mendelow, A.L. (1989). Difficulties in Making OD a Part of Organizational Strategy. Human Resource Planning Journal (HR), 12 (4), 317-329.
Liebowitz, J. & Matejka, K. (1989). Five critical challenges to communicating clearly. Supervision, 9-10.
Liebowitz, J. & Matejka, K. (1989). A commitment to ex sell. Manage, 2-6.
Liebowitz, S.J. & Mendelow, A.L. (1988). Directions for development: Long-term organizational change requires corporate vision and patience. Hr Magazine, 33 (6), 116-130.
Liebowitz, S.J. & DeMeuse, K.P. (1982). The application of team building. Human Relations, 35 (1), 1-18.
Liebowitz, S.J. & DeMeuse, K. P. (1981). An empirical analysis of team building research. Group and Organization Management, 6 (3), 357 378.
Liebowitz, S.J. (1980). Effects of race, belief, and level of prejudice on responses to black and white strangers. Journal of Social Psychology, 110 (2), 293-294.
Articles in Proceedings
Liebowitz, J. (2009). The Role of HR in Achieving Sustainability. 1st Annual International Conference on Sustainable Enterprises of the Future.
Liebowitz, J., Gerde, V., & Davies, A. (2015). Employee-oriented Management Practices and the Financial Performance of the Firm: What Causes What? Academy of Management. Vancouver, BC.
Liebowitz, J., Sivasubramaniam, N., & Lackman, C. (2007, August). Predictors of new product development team performance: A meta-analytic review. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Liebowitz, J. (2005). The Effects of Manager’s Behavior on the Retention on High Potential Employees: What School Leaders Can Learn from Business Research. PASA/PSBA School Leadership Conference. Hershey, PA.
Liebowitz, J., Sivasubramaniam, N., & Kurke, L. (2005). Can We Develop Authentic Leaders? A Business School’s Experience. International Conference on Improving University Teaching. Pittsburgh, PA.
Liebowitz, J. & Sivasubramaniam, N. (2003). An Integrated Model of the Determinants of New Product Development Success. Academy of Management. Seattle, WA.
Liebowitz, J. (1990). Should Faculty Performance Be Quantified? A Faculty Assessment System that Turned a School Around. Association of Management National Conference. Orlando, FL.
Liebowitz, J. & Mendelow, A. (1987). Linking Organization Development to corporate Strategy: Issues and Answers. American Society for Training and Development National Conference. Atlanta, GA.
Liebowitz, J. & Mendelow, A. (1986). Difficulties in Making Organization Development a Part of Organizational Strategy. Academy of Management. Chicago, Ill.
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.