Dorothy M. Siaw-Asamoah

Clinical Professor
Organization and Human Resources

  • Faculty Director, Global Programs
  • Director, Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness


PhD, University at Buffalo
MBA, School of Management, University at Buffalo
BS, School of Management, University at Buffalo


  • Global Perspectives (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Community Leadership
  • LeaderCORE Development I 
  • Undergraduate Honors Leadership Development I and II
  • Organizational Behavior and Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Career Strategies, Planning and Management
  • Communication Theory


  • Cultural competency in health Communication
  • Communication in business – The role of cultural differences

Other Experience

  • Program Coordinator, UB School of Management Finance Academy Program
  • Facilitator of Team Dynamics, Conflict Resolution and Stress Management Sessions, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Surgery and Medicine
  • Facilitator of Cultural Communication in Medical Residency, UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine
  • Assistant Director, Students Services, School of Management Graduate Programs Office
  • Human Resource Intern, General Mills Company, Buffalo Plant

Selected Conference Presentations/ Papers/Book Chapters

Siaw-Asamoah, D, Dickson, E, et. al., (in progress) Transforming Global Health: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies: New Media and Methods for Communicating Taboo Health Subjects

Siaw-Asamoah, D (2012). A Purposive Conversation about Advance Directives: A Grounded Theory Approach – Presented at the 40th North American Primary Care Research Group in New Orleans

Siaw-Asamoah, D. (2011). Patients Telling Lies to Physicians: Contents of Deception by Physicians and Patients in the United States - Presented at the 39th Annual Conference of North American Primary Care Research Group in Banff, Alberta, Canada

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of International Educators
  • American Management Association
  • National Communication Association


  • Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators
  • Intercultural Communication in Practice
  • Gallup Strengths certified coach/practitioner
  • FourSight certified practitioner
  • Hogan certified practitioner
  • WorkPlace Big Five certified practitioner
  • DiSC® certified practitioner
  • MBTI® certified practitioner
  • GGP Fellow, University of Virginia and American Academy of Family Medicine Physicians

Volunteer/Community Activities

  • Board member, University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association
  • Delta Sigma Pi Faculty Initiate, University at Buffalo School of Management
  • Organize yearly medical and educational mission trips with teams of volunteers to Ghana
  • Board member, Hope For Sisi’s Kids (HOSIKIDS) Foundation
  • Volunteer Facilitator, staff development workshops for nonprofit organizations