Dr. Erich Dierdorff is a Professor of Management in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago. He is an internationally recognized scholar and consultant in areas of human capital management and strategy. He is currently an Associate Editor at Personnel Psychology.
Inside the university, Dr. Dierdorff is an award-winning instructor at the executive, graduate, and undergraduate levels of business education. He has delivered instruction in areas such as leadership, teams, training and development, human resource management, and research methods. Dr. Dierdorff is also the Director of the Executive Master of Science in Human Resource Management program.
Outside the university, Dr. Dierdorff has helped a wide variety of organizations to more effectively leverage their human capital through overall process redesigns, individual development and coaching, and evidence-based interventions using data science and analytics. Examples of organizations with whom he has worked include General Electric, Amazon Web Services, Siemens Systems, Cisco Systems, KPMG, TrueValue, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, National Football League, U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Navy SEALs, and U.S. Department of Labor. This work has focused on a variety of problems such as such as leadership and executive development, team learning, workforce strategy, competency modeling, work design, training effectiveness, and selection system design.
Dr. Dierdorff’s research aims to understand the factors that drive the effectiveness of individual- and team-level learning, as well as determining the most effective practices for work analysis, work design, work performance, and leadership effectiveness. His research has appeared in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and The Leadership Quarterly, among others. Dr. Dierdorff has additionally contributed to industry and press outlets such as Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post.