Faculty/Staff Directory

Faculty/Staff Directory

First Name
Dan

Last Name
Wiljanen

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Email
wiljadan@gvsu.edu

Title
Affiliate Faculty of Practice

Office
3121 L. William Seidman Center

Phone
616-331-7056

Department
  • Management

Expertise
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Executive Development
  • Corporate Learning and Development

Biography

Dr. Dan Wiljanen is an affiliate faculty of practice member of the Management Department. He has over 30 years of experience in career counseling, leadership assessment, executive and organizational development, team building, management consulting, strategic planning, and human resources administration.  For 25 years, Dan served in a variety of job roles for Steelcase, Inc., the world’s largest producer of high quality work environment products and services.  Prior to creating Steelcase University and becoming its first Dean, he served as Vice President of Human Resources.  Before joining Steelcase, Dan worked for Sundstrand Corporation.

Education
  • Ph.D. - Human Resource Development
  • MA – Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • BA – Psychology

Teaching Areas
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Development
  • International Human Resource Management

Publications
  • Dissertation – “Emotional Intelligence, Career Decision Difficulties and Student Retention: A quantitative study”

Service
  • United States Technical Advisory Group – Setting Global HRM standards
  • Adviser – Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Strategic Planning – Work with for profit and non-profit organizations

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