Montana State University



Assistant Professor of Management

Phone: 994-6785

318 Reid Hall

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Curriculum Vita



Dr. Virginia Bratton

Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Bratton received her doctorate in organizational behavior and human resource management from Florida State University, where she also taught undergraduate organizational behavior, human resource management and strategic management. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and cultural arts (music) from Concordia College and her master’s degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University.

Prior to accepting a position at MSU, Bratton served on the faculty at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia, where she taught in the master’s in human resource management program, teaching courses in compensation, training and development, leadership, conflict and negotiation and general human resources.

Bratton seeks to conduct research that is motivated by and has an impact on the world of business practice. Toward that end, she has engaged in projects in the local business community that include analyzing the perceived effectiveness and implementation of performance appraisal systems, as well as leadership development programs. Her recent research projects have examined the perceived level of politics within organizations, the effectiveness of performance appraisal processes and the role of emotion in the process of moral deliberation.