Julie Urda

Alger Hall (ALG) 207
(401) 456-8760
(401) 456-8036

Curriculum Vita

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Academic Background

Julie Urda received her Ph. D. in Management concentrating in Organizational Behavior in 2006 from INSEAD, an international business school in Fontainebleau, France. She also earned a B.A. in psychology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Boston University. Dr. Urda came to Rhode Island College (RIC) in 2007 after spending a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Since 2007 she has taught Foundations of Management, Organizational Theory and Design, and Business, Government, and Society. During the 2010-2011 academic year, she was an active member of the General Education Task Force (GETF) at RIC, which developed a new general education program for the College. While her dissertation concerns how social goals and emotions influence behavior and motivation, the experience on the GETF redirected her research interests to topics in management education. Dr. Urda chairs the Honors Program in the Management and Marketing department at RIC and is an active member of several other RIC and School of Management committees.

Courses Taught

MGT 301 Foundations of Management
MGT 329 Organizational Management:A Macro Perspective
MGT 341 Business,Government & Society

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:45 and 12:30-1:45
Wednesday 4:45-5:45
Friday 11:00-12:00 (as necessary)
Please email me (do not call) for an appointment.

Semester Schedule

Fall 2014 teaching schedule

  • MGT 301-02 Foundations of Management – T/Th 8:00-9:20am Alger 107

  • MGT 301-03 Foundations of Management – T/Th 11:00am-12:20pm Alger 107

  • MGT 329-01 Organizational Theory & Design – T/Th 2:00-3:20pm Alger 107

  • MGT 341-03 Business, Government & Society – W 6:00-8:50pm Alger 103

  • MGT 341-03 Business, Government & Society – F 8:00-10:50am Alger 106

Research Interests

Social goals, motivation, honors programs, management education


Urda, J. and Ramocki, S. P. (2014). Assessing students’ performance by measured patterns of perceived strengths: does preference make a difference? Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Published online: 17 Feb. at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2014.884536#.u9fh56grfsk.

Urda, J. and Loch, C. H. (2013). Social preferences and emotions as regulators behavior in processes. Journal of Operations Management, 31: 6-23.

Urda, J. (2012). Doing the Honors: How to Implement a Business School Departmental Honors Program. Honors in Practice, 8 (forthcoming).

Urda, J. and Loch, C. H. (2011). How the social context triggers emotions: Emotions as regulators of social interactions. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA.

Urda, J. and Loch, C. H. (2009). Social goals as triggers of cooperation: How reciprocity and group solidarity encourage cooperative behavior in social dilemma games. Proceedings of the 34th Annual IAREP/SABE Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Work in Progress

Urda, J. and Loch, C. H. (2014). Social goals as triggers of cooperation: How reciprocity and group solidarity encourage cooperative behavior in social dilemma games. Preparing for submission to Managerial and Decision Economics.

Page last updated: September 22, 2011