Expertise and Background
Dr. Josh Marineau has a PhD in Business Administration with concentration in Organizational Behavior and Social Networks from the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and the LINKS center for social network analysis. He teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has a very active research program as an award winning researcher and scholar.
He is currently an associate professor of management with tenure at NDSU's college of business, management and marketing department. He is also a Faculty Fellow with the Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth. His recent publications can be found here and additional information on his research can be found here. Information about the current FM entrepreneurial ecosystem project can be found here.
Dr. Marineau received his BA in English Rhetoric from University of Alaska, Anchorage. He was two classes from a double major in Philosophy, but decided to move on to graduate school where he earned an MBA in general management. He lived most of his life in Alaska where he met his wife and his kids were born. While they still love Alaska, they now call Fargo, ND home.
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Other information and qualifications
- Leading expert in interpersonal conflict relationships at work, and interpersonal perceptions of social relationships
- Advisor to individuals in the area of management, negotiations, conflict, and leadership
- Designed and implemented executive training in the area of humble leadership, conflict resolution, negotiations, and a social network approach to leadership
- Published multiple articles and delivered dozens of presentations for both academic and non-academic audiences, including international conferences and 1 Million Cups Fargo
- Qualified neutral (mediator) under North Dakota Rule 8.9 as well as Minnesota Rule 114. This designation is necessary to conduct mediation within the ND and MN court systems.
- Trained conflict coach through the Conflict Resolution Center in Minneapolis, MN.
- Taught negotiations and alternative dispute resolution (mediation), managing diversity in organizations, and organizational behavior at the undergraduate and graduate level
- Interviewed dozens of managers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs as part of research based on a grant from the Marion Kauffman Foundation
- Over 14 years experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial business in the specialty coffee industry (www.kaladi.com)
- Managed over 100 employees in retail and wholesale operations
- Designed and implemented training and development programs for hundreds of employees
- Designed and implemented successful sales, marketing, and human resource programs
- Designed and implemented quality control programs