Professional activities and areas of interest
Dr. DeMarr holds a Doctorate in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, with cognates in Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She currently teaches courses in Negotiation, Compensation, and Human Resource Management, and has been recognized for excellence in teaching. She has also taught courses in Organizational Behavior, Diversity in the Workplace, Labor and Employment Law, Selection and Training, and Business Policy and Strategy.
Dr. DeMarr authored the textbook Negotiation and Dispute Resolution with Dr. Suzanne de Janasz, which has been published by Pearson. She has also published articles in Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Human Relations, Public Personnel Management, and International Journal of Conflict Management, and has presented at the Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, and Industrial Relations Research Association national conferences and the Lilly (North) Teaching Conference. She has been a member of the Academy of Management since 1995 and is currently a member of the Management Education, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Conflict Management and Careers divisions, and is an invited member of the all-academy Teaching Theme Committee. She is also a member of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.
Professor DeMarr is currently an Ambassador of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and a member of the Women’s Division Community Connection. She has been a mediator since 2004 and has mediated numerous general civil, employment, civil rights, domestic relations, and restorative justice cases, and conducted training for mediators on a variety of topics. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Westshore Dispute Resolution Center from 2007-11. She was also an elected union representative for eight years, negotiating labor contracts and representing constituents in a wide variety of disputes.
- Ph.D., School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University
- MLIR, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University
- MBA, F.E. Seidman School of Business, Grand Valley State University
- BSBA, cum laude, Aquinas College