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Doctor of Business Administration

Monica Forret

DBA Director


Main Campus
Ambrose Hall, AH304
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803



Monica Forret joined the faculty of St. Ambrose University in 1997. She earned a PhD from the University of Missouri, where she majored in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior.

Dr. Forret conducts research primarily in the areas of networking, mentoring, careers, job search processes, gender issues, and work attitudes.

Dr. Forret has presented numerous research papers at conferences such as the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Southern Management Association, and Midwest Academy of Management.

Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Dr. Forret was a CPA and worked as an auditor for Deloitte and Touche, and later for The Prudential Insurance Company of America in the internal audit function.Dr. Forret earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. Before coming to St. Ambrose, Dr. Forret was on the faculty at Long Island University - C. W. Post. She also taught at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland, as part of a joint International MBA Program.

Education and Training

PhD, University of Missouri
Human Resources and Organizational Behavior

BA, St. Ambrose University


Journal of Organizational Behavior, Career Development International, Group & Organization Management, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Managerial Psychology, British Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Leadership & Organization Development Journal. She has published book chapters on career issues in Race, Gender and Ethnicity in the Workplace and in Research in Management, and has a chapter on networking as a job search behavior in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search.

Courses Taught

MBA and DBA courses on Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Research Methods, Leadership, Careers, Training & Development, and Organizational Culture.

Curriculum Vita (pdf)

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