Dr. Richard E. Kopelman is Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, and the former Academic Director of the Executive Master of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations (MSILR) Program. Previously, he was the Academic Co-Director of the Baruch/Cornell MSILR Program (1985-1998).

The author of more than 100 published articles and chapters in academic and professional publications, Dr. Kopelman’s research has focused on improving work motivation, productivity, and organizational Sample publications include his text (McGraw-Hill) Managing Productivity in Work Organizations and the article, “Managing for Productivity: One-Third of the Job,” (National Productivity Review). He presently serves on the Editorial Review Boards of three journals: the Journal of Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and the Journal of Organizational Excellence.

He has consulted for several corporations and non-profit/ government organizations. As a consultant (for more than 25 years) he has focused on improving organizational effectiveness through enhanced employee work motivation, improved employee selection, and supervisory training. In recent years his consulting has primarily been with health care organizations.