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.
Erika L. Kirby is Professor of Communication Studies at Creighton University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in organizational communication, and she studies the everyday intersections of working and personal life, emphasizing how differing social identities (especially gender) assimilate into and collide with organizational structures. She teaches organizational communication courses and courses related to communication and social justice. She co-edited Gender Actualized: Cases in Communicatively Constructing Realities with Dr. Chad McBride and her research on work-life has been published in numerous outlets in her discipline, including two recent book chapters in the Handbook of Conflict Communication (2013) and the Handbook of Organizational Communication (2014) and two international encyclopedia entries in 2014 and 2015. Erika is Past-President of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender and a trained facilitator for the Great Plains Region of the Anti-Defamation League on issues of prejudice and discrimination. On a more personal note, she is also a Jazzercise instructor and she lives in West Omaha with Bob, her spouse of more than twenty years and their two daughters: Meredith, who is 19 and Samantha who is 17.