Paula J. Caproni

Lecturer of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Lecturer of Business, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Paula J. Caproni is on the faculty of the Management and Organizations Department at the Ross School of Business and the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. In addition to teaching in the Ross MBA program, Professor Caproni is the Director of the Day MBA Program and the Professional Development Coach for the Executive MBA Program. She has taught Ross Executive Education courses in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Malaysia, as well as Ross Global MBA programs in Hong Kong, Brazil, and South Korea. She has also taught courses for the Helsinki School of Economics, for the Catho Group (Brazil), and for Management Sciences for Health in Nigeria. In 2008, Caproni received the Victor L. Bernard Teaching Leadership Award for “outstanding contributions in the areas of leadership, interpersonal skills, and team development” at Ross. Her book, “Management Skills for Everyday Life: The Practical Coach” is now in its second edition. The book is designed to help managers enhance their job effectiveness, career potential, and general well-being. She is currently writing a new book titled, “What Predicts Success: What Researchers Know That You Don’t Know.” In addition to teaching courses in leadership, management skills, and teams, Professor Caproni teaches and consults with organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sector.

Educational Background

PhD in Organizational Behavior, Yale University MBA, University of Massachusetts