Jodi Detjen, DBA

Associate Professor of Practice and MBA Academic Program Director

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Biography

Dr. Jodi Detjen is an accomplished organizational consultant and educator with a foundation in operational change management. Her mission is to help realize inclusion in the workplace as soon as possible. In addition to being Associate Professor of Practice in Management and Academic MBA Program Director at Suffolk University, Boston, MA, Jodi is co-Managing Partner of Orange Grove Consulting, a firm focused on Organization Inclusion. She has worked in organizational development for over 25 years transforming the way people work at small and large companies. Jodi designs top-tier inclusive leadership training, consults and runs workshops for clients, and is a highly sought-after speaker and writer for organizations.

She is co-author of the books The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life and The Next Smart Step: How to Overcome Gender Stereotypes and Build a Stronger Organization. She has published multiple articles focused on the practitioner application of organization development concepts including Business Horizons and The Case Journal.

She is an active member of many women’s advocacy organizations, among them, the Geena Davis Women in Media and the Boston Club. She has collaborated with global and national companies such as Barclay’s Bank, UPS, the US Air Force, Oracle, Ericsson, and Excelitas among others.

Publications

Recent Intellectual Contributions

Detjen, J., & Webber, S. S. (2017). Strategic shifts that build executive leadership. Business Horizons, 60(3), 335-343.

Webber, S. S., Detjen, J., MacLean, T. L., & Thomas, D. (2019). Team challenges: Is artificial intelligence the solution?. Business Horizons, 62(6), 741-750.

The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life

The Next Smart Step: How to Overcome Gender Stereotypes and Build a Stronger Organization

Intellectual Contributions

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Courses Taught

MBA740: Travel Courses to Silicon Valley and Singapore
MGT 419: Senior Capstone in Management

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Degrees/Professional Certifications
  • BS, Virginia Tech
  • MA, Duke University
  • DBA, Temple University