Mary Vielhaber

Mary Vielhaber

Professor of Management


535 Owen



  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • MA University of Michigan
  • BA University of Akron

Professional Summary

Dr. Vielhaber served two years as an Acting Associate Graduate Dean, and three years on a special assignment in the President's Office at Eastern Michigan University. She has served as the co-director (with Dr. Fraya Wagner-Marsh) of our Master's program in Human Resources and Organizational Development. Dr. Vielhaber co-authored with Dr. Rick Camp a book, Strategic Interviewing: How to Hire and Keep Good People, published by Jossey-Bass. For nearly twenty years, Dr. Vielhaber has been on the faculty of The Executive Education Program at the University of Michigan. She has also provided executive coaching and communication consulting for a variety of clients.

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 403 Managerial Communication: Theory and Application
  • MGMT 460 Management Skills
  • MGMT 485 Human Resource Development
  • MGMT 604 Strategic Communication and Ethical Decision Making
  • MGMT 613 Leadership in Business Organizations: Theory and Practice
  • MGMT 628 Human Resource Development
  • MGMT 648 Communication and Organizational Development
  • MGMT 681 Special Topics in Management
  • MGMT 688 Practicum in Human Resource Management/Organizational Development

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Vielhaber teaches managerial communication, human resource development, organizational behavior, organization development, and leadership.

Selected Publications

Vielhaber, M. Waltman, J. (in press, 2007). Changing Uses of Technology: Crisis Communication Responses in a Faculty Strike. Journal of Business Communication.

Camp, R., Schulz, E., Vielhaber, M., Wagner-Marsh, F. (2004). Human Resource Professionals' Perceptions of Team Interviews. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 19 (5), 490-505.

Camp, R., Vielhaber, M. E. , Simonetti, J. (2004). Managing the Interview Process. Management Skills: A Jossey-Bass Reader, (pp. 201-224). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Camp, R., Vielhaber, M., Simonetti, J. (2001). Strategic Interviewing: How to Hire Good People, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Jones, M. E., Simonetti, J., Vielhaber, M. (2000). Building a Stronger Organization Through Leadership Development at Parke-Davis Research. Industrial and Commercial Training.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Business Communication
  • Association of Professional Communication Consultants
  • Society for Human Resource Management