Cynthia Fukami

Dr. Cynthia Fukami

Assistant Chair; Professor

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Biography at a Glance

Cynthia Fukami is the Assistant Chair of the Department of Management at the Daniels College of Business. From 2000 to 2002, she was the Evelyn and Jay G. Piccinati Professor for Teaching Excellence at the College and chaired the Department of Management from 1991 to 1995. Fukami joined the University faculty as assistant professor in 1983. After receiving her PhD from Northwestern University in 1978, she was named assistant professor of organizations for the State University of New York at Buffalo.


  • PhD, Major: Organization Behavior, Minor: Industrial Relations, Northwestern University
  • MA, Major: Organizational Behavior, Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations, University of Illinois
  • BA, Major: Personnel Psychology, Minor: Sociology and Political Science, University of Illinois

Professional Academic Activities

  • Co-edited the Handbook of Managerial Learning, Education and Development, with Steven Armstrong, published by Sage UK, 2009.
  • Serves on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Human Resource Planning Society.
  • Published “Determinants of Internship Effectiveness: An Exploratory Model,” written with Paul Olk and Vadake Narayanan, in Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 9, No. 1, 61–80.

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