Dr. Erin Bass
University of Nebraska Omaha
Dr. Erika Kirby
Dr. Erin Bass joined the Department of Management of the College of Business Administration in 2014. She holds a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A native of Calgary, Canada, she has experience in the energy and non-profit sectors. She has worked as a strategic consultant and speaker for Omaha-area private, public, and non-profit organizations on local, national, and international projects.
Dr. Erin Bass teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic management and business ethics. She enjoys teaching executives, and has taught in the Executive MBA and Executive Education programs at UNO and in the University of Calgary's Global Energy Executive MBA Program. She has an award-winning teaching case in "Case Studies in Sustainability Management" published by oikos.
Dr. Erin Bass actively researchers how firms acquire and develop resources and capabilities, how firms are evaluated by stakeholders, and the strategy of corporate social responsibility. Her research has appeared in notable journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of International Business Studies, among others.
Dr. Bass currently serves on the Editorial Boards for Journal of International Business Studies, Management Decision, and The CASE Journal. She is also a jury member for the oikos Case Writing Competition. She is a member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. Dr. Bass serves as both a FUSE and GRACA faculty advisor for students at UNO.
Dr. Erika (Dakin) Kirby is a Professor of Communication Studies and the A.F. Jacobson Chair in Communication at Creighton University and a Senior Facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League. She earned her doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an emphasis on organizational communication.
Dr. Kirby studies diversity|equity|inclusion|belonging, the intersections of working and personal life, and social change. She teaches courses on race, social justice, organizations, and communication. She co-edited two editions of Gender Actualized: Cases in Communicatively Constructing Realities with Dr. Chad McBride and has published in numerous outlets in her discipline.
Dr. Kirby is past-president of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender. She has trained and facilitated for the past 20 years for multiple organizations. She also teaches Jazzercise multiple times a week and is a proud parent to two Creighton graduates, Meredith and Sam.