- Academic Office Building 115
- Professor of Organizational Behavior, College of Business
- Mickus Endowed Faculty Fellow in Business Impact
- MS, PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Purdue University
- BA in Psychology, University of Indianapolis
Dr. Sonia Goltz began her career at the University of Notre Dame and joined Michigan Technological University in 1996. In addition to the teaching and research listed below, she is active in serving academic and business communities. She has served as director of business graduate programs at Michigan Tech. She also is an editorial board member for the Journal of Management Education, the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and the Journal of Business and Management. Dr. Goltz also consults for local organizations including the Portage Lake District Library and LaSalle Technology Group.
Originally, beginning with her dissertation, Dr. Goltz conducted laboratory studies on escalation of commitment, sometimes called sunk cost or the decision to “throw good money after bad.” She then became interested in gender equity issues, including legal aspects and has several publications on those topics. She also explored related topics such as social power. At this point she has been exploring the topic of coercion and freedom, an extension of her previous work on power and equity.
- Organizational Behavior
- Organizational Change
- Organizational change
- Organizational discrimination and justice processes
- Social power
- Entrepreneurial coping with stress
- Goltz, S. (2020). “On Power and Freedom: Extending the Definition of Coercion.” Perspectives on Behavior Science, 43,137-156. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40614-019-00240-z
- Reinsch, R., Goltz, S.M., & Hietapelto, A. (2020). “Student Evaluations and the Problem of Implicit Bias.” Journal of College and University Law 45(1), 114-140.
- Goltz, S.M., Mayer, A.L. & Orr, B.D. (2020). Examples from Agroforestry.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/10549811.2020.1730906
- Sotirin, P.J., & Goltz, S.M. (2019). “Academic Dual Career as a Lifeworld Orientation: A Phenomenological Inquiry.” The Review of Higher Education, 42(3), 1207-1232.
- Goltz, S.M. (2018). Organizational Change: Insights from Buddhism and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion. https://doi.org/10.1080/14766086.2018.1513857
- Goltz, S.M. (2017). “Enhancing Simulation Learning with Team Mental Model Mapping.” Management Teaching Review. DOI: 10.1177/2379298117706335.
- Reinsch, R., & Goltz, S.M. (2016). “Big Data: Can the Attempt to Be More Discriminating be More Discriminatory Instead?” St. Louis University Law Review, 61(1), 35-82.
- Goltz, S.M., & Slade, D. (2016). “The Mapping of Contingencies in Mental Models Found in Organizations.” Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 36, 23-55.
- Goltz, S.M., Buche, M.W., & Pathak, S. (2015). "Political Empowerment, Rule of Law and Women’s Entry into Entrepreneurship.” Journal of Small Business Management, 53, 605-626.