Suzanne K. Edinger


Suzanne Edinger joined the faculty of Stonehill College in August 2016.  She earned her doctoral degree in organizational behavior with a minor in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Her research focuses on the positive and negative relationships people form with their co-workers, and how these ties can influence both individual and team creativity and performance. Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Her teaching interests center around teamwork, leadership, and the effective utilization and management of employees at work.

Dr. Edinger's professional career began in human resources at a manufacturing facility for General Mills.  She then transitioned into healthcare and worked for both HealthSouth and Balanced Care in human resources and facility administration.  Prior to joining the faculty at Stonehill College, she served on the faculty at the Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.


  • BSBA - University of Maryland, University College
  • MBA - The College of William & Mary in Virginia
  • PhD - University of Maryland, College Park


  • University Staff Oscar Winner for Teaching: Best Feedback - University of Nottingham
  • University Staff Oscar Finalist for Teaching: Best All-Rounder - University of Nottingham
  • Visiting Scholar - LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis - Gatton College of Business and Economics - University of Kentucky
  • Associate Fellow - United Kingdom Higher Education Academy

Research Interests

  • Positive and negative network ties of individuals and groups
  • Team creativity and performance
  • Cross-cultural management issues
  • Social network methodology

Courses Taught

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internship in Business Administration