Suzanne Edinger, Ph.D., joined the faculty of Stonehill College in August 2016.  She earned her doctoral degree in organizational behavior and human resource management with a minor in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Edinger's 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 multiple outlets including the Journal of Applied Psychology. Her teaching interests center around teamwork, leadership, and the effective utilization and management of employees at work.

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.


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

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 (BUS 333)
  • Human Resource Management (BUS 335)
  • Teamwork in Organizations (BUS 460) 
  • First-Year Business Experience (BUS 101)
  • Internship in Business Administration (BUS 475)


Associate Professor of Business Administration, Business Administration Minor Coordinator



Selected Publications and Awards

Edinger, S.K. (2020). From individual to group: Sharing social capital across levels in organizations. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 20(5), 134-149. 

Edinger, S.K. (2019). Political and ethical challenges in action: Collecting interview and social network data from an organizational field site. SAGE Research Methods Casesdoi:10.4135/9781526495518.

Gettman, H., Edinger, S.K., & Wouters, K.  (2019). Assessing contracting and the coaching relationship: Necessary infrastructure?  International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 17(1), 46-62. doi:10.24384/0nfx-0779.

Edinger, S.K. & Edinger, M.J. (2018). Improving teacher job satisfaction: The role of social capital, efficacy add support.  The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 152(8), 573-593. doi:10.1080/00223980.2018.1489364.

Chen, G., Sharma, P.N., Edinger, S.K., Shapiro, D.L., & Farh, J. L. (2011). Motivating and de-motivating forces in teams: Cross-level influences of empowering leadership and relationship conflict.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(3), 541-557. doi:10.1037/a0021886.

  • Coaching Research Paper of the Year. Henley Centre for Coaching Conference 2019, Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • University Staff Oscar Winner-2016, Teaching: Best Feedback. University of Nottingham, United Kingdom