Caren Siehl

Clinical Associate Professor of Management Leadership


Clinical Professor of Management

Areas of Expertise:
Global Leadership, Change Leadership, Cross-cultural Leadership, Organizational
Behavior and Culture, Human Resource Management, Executive Development

Competing Through People, Global Leadership, Global Organizational Behavior, Leading
Change & Transformation, Managing Global Business

Caren Siehl, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of management at Thunderbird School of
Global Management, where she teaches in both traditional master’s programs as well as
executive-level programs through Thunderbird Executive Education.

She is an award-winning educator and world-renowned thought leader in the areas of
global leadership, change management, organizational behavior and culture, and human
resource management. Her expertise in leadership development spans across cultures,
across industries and across all levels within companies, and her expertise is highly
sought after not only within the academic community but also by top global companies.
She has provided consulting and executive development for Eli Lilly and Company,
Motorola, IBM, GE, and Alcatel.

She has served as the division chair for the Organization and Development and Change
division of the Academy of Management, the oldest and largest scholarly management
association in the world. She is a reviewer for such top-management journals as Academy
of Management Journal and The Strategic Management Journal, and is a member of the
editorial review board of Administrative Science Quarterly.

In addition to her book, Customer Service in Finance, Dr. Siehl’s writings have been
published in a number of prestigious academic journals, including Human Resource
Management Journal, Organizational Dynamics, Academy of Management Review and
The Journal of Mergers and Acquisitions.

Dr. Siehl’s personal interests are as global as her professional business career, which
spans 25 years and 50 countries. When she’s not assisting multinational corporations with
leadership development issues, she enjoys supporting wildlife organizations in Africa and
has traveled to Uganda and Rwanda with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. She
also supports the World Wildlife Fund.

Prior to joining the faculty at Thunderbird, Dr. Siehl was an assistant professor of
management and organization at the University of Southern California. She was also an
associate professor in the Organizational Behavior Department at the European campus
(Fontainebleu, France) of INSEAD.

Dr. Siehl, who joined the faculty at Thunderbird in 1992, received her Ph.D. from Stanford
University’s Graduate School of Business in 1984. She received her B.A. in French and
Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.


Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 547LeadngChg&Transfrmtn GlobalEnv
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 504Managing Org Glbl Perspective
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 547LeadngChg&Transfrmtn GlobalEnv
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 547LeadngChg&Transfrmtn GlobalEnv
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 540ManagingPeople:GlobalPerspctv
TBX 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics