Department of Management
(512) 232-9363 (512) 471-3937 (fax)
• PHD, The University of Texas At Austin, 1997
• MA, Texas Christian University, 1978
• BS, Texas Christian University, 1972
Dr. Edwards is a faculty member in the Management Department of the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches Negotiation in the MBA Program and Organizational Behavior in the Undergraduate Management Program. Her other duties include supervising independent research studies and sponsoring the University Management Association. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards including the 2006 Harkins Foundation Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, the 2004 Texas Exes Teaching Award for the Business School, and the 2001 Teaching Excellence Award in Management.
Dr. Edwards is also the founder of The Training Institute, a consulting firm that just celebrated its 18th year in business. Dr. Edwards brings a wide variety of organizational experience to her work. In addition to her work as a faculty member, she has held executive leadership positions in business, non-profit and governmental organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures. A sample of her consulting clients include Alcoa, Austin Police Academy, Dell, 3M, National Rural Electric Cooperatives, Texas MHMR, Texas Pharmaceutical Association, etc. Her current consulting interests include conflict management, mediation, negotiation, and team facilitation.
A native Texan, Dr. Edwards received her doctorate in Human Resource Development from the University of Texas at Austin where she was an Ellis Fellow. She is also a summa cum laude graduate of Texas Christian University where she holds a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling. Her research has been presented both nationally and internationally.