Regina O'Neill, PhD

Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Regina O’Neill’s research interests are in mentoring, diversity, career development, and negotiations. She has published in a variety of journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Hospital Medicine, PLOS ONE, Journal of Management Development, Journal of Management Inquiry, Human Resources Development Quarterly, Human Resource Management Journal, Psychology & Marketing, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Gender in Management: An International Journal, Career Development International, Journal of Management Education, and Case Research Journal.

Professor O’Neill has served on a number of committees and task forces at Suffolk including the President’s Diversity Task Force, the President’s Athletics Review Committee, the Promotion and Tenure Review Committee, NEASC and AACSB Committees, and the Faculty Governance Committee. Externally, she reviews for several journals and is an active community volunteer for adaptive sports including disabled rowers and cyclists.

Professor O’Neill received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan Business School, her MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, and her B.S. in Management from the University of Massachusetts. She is a licensed CPA and was an audit manager for a top international accounting firm prior to academia.

Honors and Recognitions

  • 2015, Suffolk University Academic Integration Honoree - Selected by student-athletes as a professor who has gone above and beyond to enhance their Suffolk experience
  • 2010, Sawyer Business School Service Award
  • 2009, Most Influential Studies Award in Industrial and Corporate Change


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Webber, S., O'Neill, R., and Dossinger, K. (2020). The Empowering Leadership Project. Journal of Management Education. 44, 342-361.

Efstathiou, J. A., Drumm, M., Paly, J. P., Lawton, D., O'Neill, R. M., Niewmierko, A., Leffert, L. R., Loeffler, J. S., and Shi, H. (2018). Mentorship in Academic Medicine. PLOS ONE, 13, 11.

Nagarur, A., O’Neill, R. M., Lawton, D., Greenwald, J.L. (2017). Supporting Faculty Development in Hospital Medicine: Design and Implementation of a Personalized Structured Mentoring Program. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 13 (2).

Arora, R., O'Neill, R., Blake-Beard, S., Rangnekar, S. (2017). "Moderating Role of Gender Composition on Supervisory Mentoring and Career Commitment Relationship," Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia.

Scully, M., Blake-Beard, S., Felicio, D., O'Neill, R. (2017). Climbing the Ladder or Kicking It Over? Bringing Mentoring and Class into Critical Contact. In Audrey Murrell and Stacy Blake-Beard (Eds.), Mentoring Diverse Leaders: Creating Change for People, Processes, and Paradigms. London: Routledge

O'Neill, R., Roberts, L. M., Blake-Beard, S., Blockson, L. (2017). Leading Change Through Unprecedented Times: Nancy Sims and the Robert A. Toigo Foundation (Teaching Note). Case Research Journal.

O'Neill, R., Morgan Roberts, L., Blake-Beard, S., Blockson, L. (2016). Leading Change Through Unprecedented Times: Nancy Sims and the Robert A. Toigo Foundation (Case). Case Research Journal, 36(4).

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Courses Taught

MGT 401 - Negotiations
MGOB 855 - Conflict and Negotiation
EMGOB 855 - Conflict and Negotiation

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Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • MBA, Dartmouth College
  • BS, University of Massachusetts
  • Certified Public Accountant