NSU School of Business faculty members have case study published

Portraits of two business faculty members side by side

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business faculty members Drs. Kristi Bockorny and Sal Villegas had a case study published in the Journal of Critical Incidents.

The study, “Operating when there are no rules: An HRM dilemma in changing guidelines,” appeared in the Winter 2021 edition. According to the abstract, the study discusses the impact COVID-19 had on staffing, human resource management policy, as well as one HR director’s difficult situation.

Bockorny, associate professor of management and Director of the Honors Program, has worked at Northern since 2010. Originally from Leola, Bockorny received her bachelor’s degrees in finance and business education from NSU, and her master’s in management and Ph.D. in human capital management from Bellevue University in Nebraska.

Villegas, assistant professor of management, has worked at Northern since 2020. Originally from Nampa, Idaho, Villegas received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from The College of Idaho, Caldwell; his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in management and strategy from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah; and his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in management from George Fox University in Oregon.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.