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Adrienne Reynolds

Adrienne Reynolds



2100 Colden Hall



Joined Northwest in 2019

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Organization & Management, Capella University
  • M.S., Organization & Management, Capella University
  • M.S. Ed., Multilingual/Multicultural Education, The Florida State University
  • B.A., International Studies/Asian Studies, University of South Florida

Courses Taught

  • 54-654 Organizational Training and Development
  • 54-620 Advanced HRM Seminar
  • 54-313 Principles of Management
  • 54-436 Multinational Management
  • 54-520 Advanced HRM
  • 77-101 University Seminar

Academic Interests

  • Expatriate management and adjustment
  • International HR/OB
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Evidence-based management
  • Experiential learning in international business education
  • Quantitative research methodology

Scholarly Activity

Selected publications and presentations:

  • Isakovic, A.A., and Whitman, M.F. (2019). Factors contributing to the success of female self-initiated expatriate service workers in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 19(5), 10-31.
  • Isakovic, A.A., Whitman, M.F. (2019). Factors contributing to the success of female self-initiated expatriate service workers in the United Arab Emirates. Fourth Global IHRM Conference, Center for International Human Resource Studies, Penn State University, 10-11 May 2019.
  • Jabeen, F., and Isakovic, A.A. (2018). Examining the impact of organizational culture on trust and career satisfaction in the UAE public sector: A competing values perspective. Employee Relations, 40(6), 1036-1053.
  • Al-Dhaafri, H., Isakovic, A. A., and Alosani, M.S. (2016). The effect of TQM-HRM, organizational excellence and entrepreneurial organizational culture on performance. 28th Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines, Las Vegas, Nevada (March 31-April 3).
  • Isakovic, A. A. (2014). Investing in human capital through training & development: An experiential learning framework. In M.A. Gonzalez-Perez & V. Taras (Eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business (pp. 113-130). London: Palgrave McMillian.
  • Isakovic, A. A. and McNaught, A. G. (2013). Supporting learning through the use of self-reflection blogs: A study of the experience of blended learning students in the United Arab Emirates. Open Praxis, 5(4), 355-363.
  • Isakovic, A. A. and Whitman, M. F. (2013). Self-initiated expatriate adjustment in the United Arab Emirates: A study of academics. Journal of Global Mobility, 1(2), 161-186.
  • Isakovic, A. A., and Al Mansoori, F. (2012). Tips & Toes: A total rewards strategy fuels growth. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 2(8), 1-10.
  • Whitman, M. F. and Isakovic, A. A. (2012). Can personality traits influence international experience success and stress management strategies of organizational and self-initiating expatriates? Journal of Global Business Management, 8(1), 102-110.

Student Group Advisement

  • Faculty Advisor, Sigma Society

Other Professional Experience

  • Hold SPHRi and SHRM-SCP certifications
  • Over 10 years’ experience teaching face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses and mentoring doctoral students at universities in the US, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Indonesia
  • Over 10 years’ HR managerial and executive experience in the United Arab Emirates and the US
  • Proud US Army veteran