Johanna Sweet headshot
By Roanoke College News

Professor brings industry experience into her teaching

After working in industry, Dr. Johanna Sweet realized that organizations who focused solely on financial capital were creating an environment where employees don't always find purpose in their work and were often disengaged. "Organizations can create a competitive advantage that benefits both the employee and the organization," Sweet said. "The heart and backbone of any organization is the people.

"I believe in teaching the psychology behind human resource practices," she said. "We discuss the whole person and how policies and procedures can create an environment where employees flourish and thus create a competitive advantage for the organization."