In the Loop: The HDO Blog

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Thompson

How this ambitious business-owner and HDO alum wants to make the workplace better, from the film on the windows to one-on-one career-planning sessionsJonathan Thompson, HDO Class of 2020, had been researching MBA programs for a while when he found Human Dimensions of...

Women’s History Month: Kelly Schaber

Kelly Schaber is currently the Development Manager for Forklift Danceworks in Austin, TX.  Graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a master’s degree in Human Dimensions of Organizations, Schaber created an inspiring film for her final capstone project.

Women’s History Month Series

March 1, 2022 How this multihyphenate HDO alum supports women, uses her HDO education daily and the piece of advice she has for women beginning their careers in 2022 Leslie M. Dill Business Development & Marketing Coordinator, HDO To kick off our celebration of...

Alumni Spotlight: Shannon Myers Johnson

How an HDO alum and strategy realization leader navigates a data-driven world with empathy and a passion for understanding. Leslie M. DillBusiness Development & Marketing Coordinator, HDO February 14, 2022 Shannon Myers Johnson is currently the Director of IT...

Congratulations HDO Class of 2021!

January 4, 2022
Leslie M. Dill
Business Development & Marketing, HDO

On Friday, December 13, thirteen students crossed the stage at UT Austin’s Main Building to receive their Master’s degrees in Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO), joining the Longhorn alumni community.

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It’s Time To Ditch Christmas As We Know It

December 21, 2021
John W. Traphagan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Anthropology; Professor, HDO

The trappings of Christmas often bring up romanticized images of decorated buildings and happy children ripping open packages under the tree. It certainly looks nice. But Christmas is a holiday we sorely need to rethink.

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Organizational Agreement

November 15, 2021
Dr. Amy Ware

How an NGO’s deferential approach created the conditions for a successful vaccination campaign

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Brain Power: Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, PhD

November 8, 2021
Dr. Amy Ware

Hello and welcome to the third episode of HDO’s “Brain Power” series! In today’s episode, Amy interviews Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of English, the Director of UT’s Comparative Literature Program, and a member of the faculty team that helped design HDO’s unique curriculum. Elizabeth teaches in HDO’s Master’s and Professional Training programs.

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Why Spelling and Grammar Matter

October 19, 2021
John W. Traphagan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Anthropology; Professor, HDO

Although you cannot guarantee how others will interpret what you write, you can be certain whatever you write will be interpreted as saying something about the author.

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