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Lynn Miller, Ph.D.

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Chair and Professor of Management and Leadership 215.951.1144

Management Professor Lynn E. Miller received a B.A. from Slippery Rock State University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. She teaches courses in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Design at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Professor Miller’s research on occupational closure processes has addressed historical actions that limited the production of medical doctors, excluded women and blacks from the profession, and drove up physician wages in the United States. Her current work addresses theoretical debates regarding how processes of legitimation and competition shape populations of organizations over time. She also has published articles describing classroom exercises that she developed.

Why La Salle?

Coming to La Salle was one of the easiest, and best, decisions I ever made. Faculty members at La Salle were excited by their teaching and scholarship in ways that I didn’t see elsewhere. The positive energy and engagement that I saw when I first visited the campus continue to this day.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Design
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Occupational Closure 

Education

  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University 
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University
  • B.A., Slippery Rock State University 

Teaching

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Design
  • Research and Evaluation Methods for Managers 

Publications

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R.M. 2012. Revisiting black medical school extinctions in the Flexner era.  Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 67: 217-243.  

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R.M. 2012. Perceptual bias theater. Journal of Organization Behavior Education, 4: 43-58.

Weiss, R. M., & Miller, L.E. 2010. The social transformation of American medical education: Class, status, and party influences on occupational closure, 1902-1919. Sociological Quarterly, 51: 550-575.

Miller, L. E. 2009. Evidence-based instruction: A classroom experiment comparing nominal and brainstorming groups. Organization Management Journal, 6: 229–238.

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R.M. 2008. Medical education reform efforts and failures of U.S. medical schools, 1870-1930. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 63: 348-387.

Miller, L. E. 2007. Teaching technology-structure contingencies by “Harnessing the Wind.”  Journal of Management Education, 31, 555-571.

Books

Miller, L. & Seltzer, J. (Eds.). 1990. Innovations in research and teaching. Madison, WI: Omni Press.

Miller, L. (Ed.). 1989. Managing human service organizations. Westport, CT: Quorum. 

Chapters

Miller, L. E., & Weiss, R. M. 1998. Motivating the Simpsons. In D. Marcic and J. Seltzer (Eds.), Instructor’s Manual for Organizational Behavior: Experiences and Cases. Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Publishing.

Weiss, R. M. & Miller, L. E. 1998. It’s a story…of perceived inequity. In D. Marcic and J. Seltzer (Eds.), Organizational Behavior: Experiences and Cases. Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Publishing.

Miller, L. E., & Weiss, R. 1997. Reactions to organizational structure: A comparison of employees in the U.S. and Bulgaria. In A. Ullmann and A. Lewis (Eds.), Privatization and Entrepreneurship: The Managerial Challenge in Central and Eastern Europe. New York: Haworth Press.

Miller, L. 1989. Evaluating program outcomes. In L. Miller (Ed.), Managing human service organizations. Westport, CT: Quorum.

Miller, L. 1989. The management of volunteers. In L. Miller (Ed.), Managing human service organizations. Westport, CT: Quorum.

Miller, L. E. 1998. Attributions. In D. Marcic and J. Seltzer (Eds.), Instructor’s Manual for Organizational Behavior: Experiences and Cases. Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Publishing. 

Recent Presentations

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R.M. 2012. Setting Goals in Different Roles: Applying Key Results from the Goal Setting Literature. Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management.

Weiss, R.M., Weiss, R.M., & Miller, L.E. 2012.  Technical Rationality and Zhi: The Convergence of Weberian and Confucian Management Thought. Presented at the International Conference on Wise Management in Organizational Complexity, China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, May.

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R. M. 2011. The decline of black medical education: New light on Flexner’s role. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science, Memphis, TN, March.

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R. M. 2009. Processes of legitimation and competition in U.S. medical education, 1765-1930. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Paris, July.

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R. M. 2008. Perceptual bias theater. Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management.

Miller, L. E. 2008. Evidence-based instruction: A classroom experiment comparing nominal and brainstorming groups. Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management.

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R. M. 2008. The role of the state in U. S. medical education, 1870-1930. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, San José, Costa Rica, July.

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R. M. 2007. When in Norway should you do as the Romans do? Educating students about the workplace implications of cultural differences. Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management International Conference.

Miller, L.E., & Weiss, R. M. 2007. Flexner and the AMA: A shared agenda for medical education reform? Presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, Montreal, May.

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