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Associate Professor
SIUE School of Business

Dr. Berkley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at SIUE. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior.  She has published articles in the Academy of Management Learning and Education and the Journal of Small Business.  She serves on the editorial board for the Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal.  Dr. Berkley's research interests are in the area of diversity, discrimination, and sexual harassment. 

ServiceOne Program Manager

Mr. Laverdure is a Program Manager with over 28 years’ experience in business development, strategic business planning, consulting, problem solving, relationship management, leadership and organizational development. Prior to his current role John served as the Executive Program Manager for the Merrill-Lynch ATP Program (VOIP) implementation and was instrumental in the delivery turn around. Prior to joining HP, Mr. Laverdure was on Active Duty in the United States Air Force and held Program Management and Business developed jobs with SRA International and IBM. He holds a Bachelors' Degree in Production and Operations Management from the University of St. Thomas and a Masters' degree in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Associate Professor
SIUE School of Business

Dr. Love is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and theory with minors in social psychology and organizational communication from the University of Missouri, as well as an M.B.A. and a B.B.A. in management and organizational behavior from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Before returning to school for her Ph.D., Dr. Love worked in the insurance industry, holding positions in underwriting, provider relations, and customer service. She teaches organizational behavior and leadership. Dr. Love is primarily interested in improving interactions at work and has published articles in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Career Development International, Communications of the ACM, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, and Business Horizons. 

SIUE School of Business

Dr. Moore holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and HR management from Indiana University, a Master's degree in psychology from Illinois State University, and a dusty old B.A. in mathematics from Millikin University. In the corporate environment, Dr. Moore worked as an IT manager, project manager, systems programmer and applications programmer. Dr. Moore teaches project management, SAP ABAP programming, in the Computer Management and Information Systems undergraduate capstone course at SIUE. Her research centers on the the management of IT professionals and technology, and she has published in outlets such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Communications of the ACM,
and HR Magazine.

Project Manager/Business Analyst

Mrs. Patterson is a Project Manager and Business Analyst for KnowledgeLake, a SharePoint Enterprise Content Management company.  She is responsible for the management of professional services projects, including resource management and prioritization, budgeting, reporting and solution analysis and architecture.  She has worked in information technology in various roles for more than 15 years.  She has worked as a technical trainer, adjunct IT instructor, software engineer, business analyst, as well as a project and PMO manager.  Mrs. Patterson has a BS degree in Communications and a M.S. in Computer Management Information Systems, both from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.  She is a certified project manager and business analyst, and also holds several technical Microsoft certifications.

SIUE School of Business

Katie Robberson specializes in teaching effective business writing skills and project management in the SIUE School of Business.  Prior to joining SIUE, Katie was an award-winning corporate trainer teaching communications skills for major companies in the healthcare sector, including Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson.

Assistant Professor
SIUE College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Speech Communication

Dr. Zach Schaefer is an educator, researcher, and consultant.  In addition to running his own consulting business, Mediation and Communication Solutions, LLC  (, he is also an Assistant Professor of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Zach thinks and writes about communication, conflict, and mediation. His research program is concerned with teaching individuals and organizations how to address, discuss, and manage conflict. He has also conducted extensive research regarding mediation and has been published in both academic and professional publications.

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