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Dan Wiljanen

Email
wiljadan@gvsu.edu

Title
Clinical Affiliate

Office
3121 L. William Seidman Center

Phone
616-331-7056

Department
Management

Biography

Dr. Dan Wiljanen is an Affiliate Clinical Faculty member in 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”

Services

  • 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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