Marie Francosky, PhD | Faculty

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Part-Time Faculty

1 (440) 375-7125

School of Business

College Hall

College Hall 323

What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?

Majoring in Human Resource Management (HRM) in the School of Business at Lake Erie College gives students the unique opportunity to learn from seasoned business professionals who are also highly respected instructors in their specialty areas. Targeted coursework objectives, based not only on educational and research sources but which also include our faculty’s real world business and industry experiences, are integrated into the HRM curriculum of our students. We ensure that our students understand how to apply information from their major to the real world situations that they will be facing in their careers. This is accomplished through their involvement in classroom experiential learning activities, networking events, and internship opportunities in their major field of study.


  • Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University

  • M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University

  • B.S., Psychology from The Ohio State University

Courses Taught:

  • MBA Level

    • MBA 534 - Organizational Behavior

    • MBA 530 - Leadership

    • MBA 563 - Human Resource Management

  • Undergraduate Level

    • BA 400 - Senior Seminar

    • MN 323 - Organizational Behavior

    • MN 315 - Leadership

    • MN 312 - Human Resource Management

    • MN 301 - Personal Effectiveness in the World of Work

    • MN 302 - Training and Development

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • The impact of company orientation programs on employee retention, job performance, and job satisfaction

  • Linking employee engagement to organizational outcomes

  • Leadership effectiveness and its impact on workplace climate and employee retention

Awards/Professional Memberships:

  • APA (American Psychological Association)

  • SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology)

  • SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management)


  • Invited speaker - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, "Emotional Intelligence (EQ): An Extraordinary Topic” (May 2013)

  • Invited presentations to Leadership Lake County (2009-2011), "Power and Leadership Effectiveness” and "Team Leadership and Group Effectiveness”

  • Invited presentation to the Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce, "Hiring and Firing: Do it Right and Do it Legally”; "Focus on Employees: Employee Orientation that Works,” Strategies: ShopTalk Newsletter, O.E Strategies (2004); "Focus on Employees: How Can a Survey Help My Organization?” Strategies: ShopTalk Newsletter ( 2003)

Career Accomplishments:

  • President of the Lake Erie College Faculty Senate (2013-2015)

  • Executive Committee of the Board of Directors- LAB (Learning About Business), 2011-2013

  • Executive Committee of the Employment Skills Workshop, 1998-2010

  • Lead Redesign Research Coordinator of the Eastman Kodak Company’s world-wide employee opinion survey program (1995)