Professor of Management
Online Master in Management
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Iowa, 1979
M.A., Psychology, University of Iowa, 1976
B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin, 1974
Dr. John L. Cotton is a professor of management and director of the Executive MBA Program in the College of Business Administration at Marquette University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and he has taught at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Purdue University and Marquette. Dr. Cotton's primary interests are in organizational behavior, specifically employee involvement, leadership, the sociology of academic knowledge and the mentoring of employees. He has published numerous articles, chapters and a book on these topics. In addition, Dr. Cotton has conducted training and executive development with General Motors, the United Auto Workers, General Electric, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the Farm Bureau. He has consulted with the Veterans Administration, General Electric, AT&T and other organizations. Dr. Cotton is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Society and the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists.