Walter Nord

Walter Nord

Room: BSN 3516
Phone: (813) 974-1787
Fax: (813) 905-9964

Management professor Walter Nord studies organization theory and behavior and is currently researching the topic of innovation. The author of numerous books, textbooks, and scholarly articles, his newest book Rethinking the Knowledge Controversy in Organization Studies: A Generative Uncertainty Perspective offers a new philosophical framework for organization studies, seeking to overcome current polarizing debates by developing an improved philosophical perspective for social sciences.

As an author, Nord received the George Terry Award in 1997 for co-editing the Handbook of Organization Studies, an annual award from the Academy of Management that is bestowed on the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the field. The same academy named Nord a Distinguished Educator in 2002. USF named him Distinguished University Professor in 2003. These honors recognize significant contributions to the study and practice of management.

Nord earned a BA in economics from Williams College, an MS in organizational behavior from Cornell University, and a PhD in social psychology from Washington University. Before joining USF in 1989, he taught at Washington University, He visited at Tulane University, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of British Columbia. He has been an editor or reviewer for numerous academic journals.


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I do the normal amount of service such as committee work. My major community service activity is involvement and support (with Maryanne Rouse) of a project in cooperation with the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County to provide security deposits for working families in need.