Wendy Dunn

Wendy DunnWendy Dunn is a Professor of Psychology at Coe College. Her research interests concern how people make decisions about others, especially in personnel selection situations. In particular, Dunn is interested in how personality traits, such as conscientiousness and extraversion, are judged by others as being related to performance in jobs of different types. She also investigates how other characteristics, such as physical attractiveness and intelligence are evaluated and how they figure into decision processes. Dunn is just beginning a second line of research looking at how adolescents versus young adults weigh difficult decisions, especially when these involve emotional issues.

Dunn is the author (with Grace Craig, University of Massachusetts Amherst) of Understanding Human Development (soon to come out in 3rd edition from Prentice Hall), and Psychology: Concepts and Applications (with Charles Morris at University of Michigan and Albert Maisto at University of North Carolina, Charlotte), also published by Prentice Hall, as well as an array of student study guides and instructors manuals that accompany various texts in the field of Psychology.

She holds a PhD degree from University of Iowa while both of her BS and MS were completed at Iowa State University. She has been teaching at Coe College since 1980.

Credits to Coe College

Published: 19 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015


Raymond Caldwell

HeadshotRaymond Caldwell is Assistant Dean and Member of the Executive Board of the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birkbeck, University of London. He completed his doctorate at London School of Economics, followed by a Research Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. After early career stints in Her Majesties Treasury, Philips Industries and nearly a decade in management consultancy, he joined Birkbeck College in 1993. He has served as Chair of a wide range of college committees as well as the elected role of Head of School.

Throughout his academic career Caldwell has blended theory and practice, working as an academic advisor and consultant in a wide range of industries and he has performed the roles of chairman and non-executive director within limited and listed public companies.

His recent publications include:

  • 2012 “Reclaiming Agency, Recovering Change: An Exploration of the Practice Theory of Theodore Schatzki”, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, (forthcoming)
  • 2012 “Systems Thinking, Organizational Change and Agency: A Practice Theory Critique of Senge’s Leaning Organization”, Journal of Change Management, (forthcoming). (Click here for PDF of the author’s version).

His central interdisciplinary research concern is with rethinking concepts of agency and change in organizational theory after modernism. His work on Foucault builds on and develops ideas from his recently publish book, Agency and Change (Routledge, 2006).

Credits to Birbeck, University of London

Published: 19 March 2014

Last update: 22 April 2015