Eastern Michigan University
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Fraya C. Wagner-Marsh

Department Head/Professor of Management

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D.B.A. Memphis State University
M.B.A. Memphis State University 
B.B.A. Memphis State University

Professional Summary

Fraya Wagner-Marsh is a full professor and the Department Head of the Management Department of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Human Resources Management, is the co-director of the Master of Science in HR/OD program at EMU, and is the chapter advisor for the national award winning EMU student chapter of SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management). Fraya is a member of the Greater Ann Arbor Society for Human Resource Management, is the Past-President of the HRAGD (Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit), is the former HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) State Coordinator for Michigan, and is the past Treasurer and current State Director-Elect for the Michigan Council of SHRM. Fraya also serves on the national SHRM College Relations Committee.

Dr. Wagner-Marsh received her doctorate in Management from the University of Memphis in 1981. Her current research interests include strategic human resources, team interviewing, compensation, business ethics and spirituality in the workplace. She has had numerous research articles published in various conference proceedings and articles published in the Journal of Organizational Change Management, Journal of Management Systems, Journal of Teaching in International Business, Mobility, and the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives.

Fraya is the program coordinator and facilitator for the SHRM University Learning System certification courses offered through EMU Continuing Education and has taught courses in the Strategic HR Management Series. Fraya also does management and HR consulting and training for various corporations including General Motors, City of Detroit, and Masco Corporation.

Courses Taught

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Wagner-Marsh teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource management and organizational behavior

Selected Publications

"Managing Learning and Learning to Manage: Pedagogies for HR and OD Graduate Education in China". (Co-Authored with Vielhaber, M., & Wong, D.). In Ilan Alon and J. McIntyre (Ed.) Business and Management Education in China. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. (Book Chapter) 2005.

"Human Resource Professionals' Perceptions of Team Interviews". (Co-Authored with Camp, R., Vielhaber, M., & Schulz, E.), Journal of Managerial Psychology, 19 (5), 2004, pp. 490-505.

"International Human Resource Management Education: A Survey of HR Professionals, Suggestions for Skill Dissemination" with Lizabeth Barclay and Michael Loewe, Journal of Teaching International Business, 2002, Volume 14, Number 1.

"Fourth Wave: The Spiritually Based Firm," with James Conley, Work and Spirit, Jerry Biberman and Michael D. Whitty (Eds.) University of Scranton Press, 2000, pp. 203-217.

"The Importance of International HR: A Survey," with Lizabeth Barclay and Michael Loewe, Mobility, March 2000, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 55-57.

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management
Global Professional in Human Resources
Greater Ann Arbor Society of Human Resource Management
Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit
Senior Professional in Human Resources
Society for Human Resource Management
Women's Economic Club