UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Faculty and Staff

Benson, Joy

Joy Benson

Assistant Dean-Assurance of Learning, Professor - College of Business and Economics
member of graduate faculty

Start Year: 2006

Management and Marketing
Office: 320b South Hall
Phone: 715-425-4040

College of Business and Economics
Office: 320b South Hall
Phone: 715-425-4040

Email: joy.benson@uwrf.edu

Education:

D.B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 1995

Courses Taught:

Decision Making
Management and Organizational Behavior
Managing Workplace DiversityEthical Leadership
Imagination and Creativity for Innovation
Design for Innovation
Leadership and Ethics (MBA)
Innovation and Design (MBA)
Organizational Theory and Behavior (MBA)
Special Topics in Management (MBA)

Publications:

Articles in Journals

  • Benson, J. and Dresdow, S. (2017). “The Role of Abductive Reasoning in Conversation Design." The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Vol 24, Issue 1. 
  • Dresdow, S. & Benson J. (2016). "The Far Side of Critical Thinking: Embedding Abductive Thinking to Expand Understanding." Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice. 15 (6).
  • Benson, J. & Dresdow, S. (2015). "Design for Thinking: Engagement in an Innovation Project." Decision Science, Journal of Innovative Education. 13 (3).
  • Benson, J. & Dresdow, S. (2014). "Design Thinking: A Fresh Approach for Transformative Assessment Practice." Journal of Management Education. 38 (3), 436-461.
  • Pederson, L., Dresdow, S., & Benson, J. (2013). Significant tasks in training of job-shop supervisors. Journal of Workplace Learning, 25 (1), 23-36
  • Benson, J. & Dresdow, S. (2010). "Critical Incidents as Signature Pedagogies for Developing Professional Thinking." Business Case Journal.
  • Benson, J. & Dresdow, S. (2009). "Moder Valley Nursery." Annual Advances in Business Cases.
  • Benson, J. & Dresdow, S. (2008). "Teaching AI to Enhance Students' Understanding of Organizational Behavior." International Journal of Teaching.
  • Dresdow, S. & Benson, J. (2008). "United to Engage: Gaining Collaboration Through Dialogue for Strategic Change." Annual Advances in Business Cases, 27, 585-623. 

Articles in Proceedings

  • Dresdow, S. & Benson, J. (2015) "Beyond Critical Thinking: Embedding Abductive Reasoning to Expand Understanding." MBAA Conference - NAMS Division, Chicago, Ill.
  • Benson, J. & Dresdow, S. (2010). "Framing Critical Incidents as Signature Pedagogies: From Publication to Practice." MBAA Annual Meeting - March 2010. Publication in the SCR Proceedings. Best Paper.
  • Benson, J. (2009). "A Learner's Path: Reflections of a Novice-no-longer Editor." Society for Case Research Annual Meeting. 

Paper Presentations

  • Dresdow, S. & Benson, J. (March 25-27, 2015). "Beyond Critical Thinking: Embedding Abductive Reasoning to Expand Understanding." MBAA Conference - NAMS Division, Chicago, Ill.
  • Benson, J., Onken, M., & Vollmers, S. (2011). Third Generation Assessment. AACSB Assessment Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Benson, J. (2009). A Learner's Path: Reflections of a Novice-no-longer Editor. Society for Case Research Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Benson, J. & Dresdow, S. (2008, June). Teaching AI to Enhance Students' Understanding of Organizational Behavior. 15 International Conference On Learning, Chicago, Illinois.

Honors / Awards:

2012 Recipient of the Keith Wertz Teaching Award
2011 Advisor of the Year - College of Business and Economics (2010-2011)
2009: Faculty Research Award - College of Business and Economics (2008-2009)