Melissa Gruys

Dean and Professor of Management, Purdue University Fort Wayne
Melissa Gruys

Melissa. L. Gruys, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Dean and a Professor of Management in the Doermer School of Business at Purdue University Fort Wayne. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Morris with majors in Management, Economics, and Speech Communications. Prior to joining Purdue University Fort Wayne, she served as a professor and administrator at Washington State University-Vancouver and Wright State University. Dr. Gruys has taught courses in human resource management, management, and organizational behavior and has received numerous awards for teaching, research, and service activities. Dr. Gruys has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles in journals such as: Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Human Resource Management Review, and Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology. As a first generation college student herself, Dr. Gruys strongly supports Purdue Fort Wayne’s mission to provide access to education to the citizens of northeast Indiana and beyond. She has a long history of positive relationship building with community partners and stakeholders, having partnered with firms to conduct research and consulted with a variety of for profit and non-profit organizations in the public and private sectors. Dr. Gruys has been married to her husband, Scott, for 26 years, and they have two children, Hannah (17) and John (15).

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