Foundation Professor
Professor of Management
College of Business Administration
UNR - University of Nevada, Reno
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Bio - Professional
Dr. Yvonne Stedham is a Professor of Management and a 2010 UNR Foundation Professor in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. She received a Ph.D. in Business and an MBA from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Business from the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in International Management and Human Resource Management at the University of Nevada and the School of Management in Ingolstadt, Germany. She is also a faculty member of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Social Psychology at UNR. Her research focuses on cross-cultural aspects of management and business ethics and has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics: A European Review, Asia Pacific Business Review, Journal of Management, Women in Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of European Industrial Training, International Journal of Hospitality Management, the Journal of Knowledge Management Practice and others.

She has served on the State Council for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is the past President of the Nevada World Trade Council (NEWTRAC). She has served on the Board of Directors of numerous non-profit organizations in Northern Nevada. She has provided management training locally, including the Reno Police Department, REMSA, and various State agencies, and nationally for the National Judicial College, including management skills training for the Chief Judges of all U.S. Immigration Courts. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Stedham gained much practical experience in various functions of business with a special emphasis on operations and logistics.
Curriculum Vitae

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Bio - Personal

I was born in Landau in der Pfalz, Germany and grew up in the Rhein valley near Mannheim. I went to Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn and received a Vordiplom in Business and in Economics.
While in my masters program (economics with a minor in marketing) I had the opportunity to go to Kansas University. Though I had little knowledge about Kansas I vaguely knew that it was in the middle of America, somewhere. Once there I decided it would make the most sense to complete an M.B.A. During those studies I met my future husband, David. After completing my M.B.A., I was accepted into the PhD program at the University of Kansas.
While I worked on my PhD we also had two wonderful children, Owen and Dominique. Once my PhD was complete we landed here in Reno.
We love the outdoor activities around Reno and almost any weekend you will find us hiking or skiing (whichever is appropriate for that time of year).

Service - University (past and current)

  • Chair, Management Department
  • Salary and Benefits Committee - Past Chair
  • Managerial Sciences Department - Past Chair
  • International Activities Committee - Past Chair
  • Status of Women Committee - Past Chair
  • Core Curriculum Assessment Committee
  • Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Board
Service - Community (past and current)

  • Nevada World Trade Council - Past President
  • Society for Human Resource Management - State Council (Past College Relations Director, International Director)
  • WeAct (Founding Board Member)
  • Nevada Opera - Past Board Member
Dr. Stedham's UNR website

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