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Susan P. Hocevar
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2249
Email: shocevar (at)
PhD - Univ of Southern California, 1989
Business Administration
MA - Cornell Univ, 1975
BA - Univ of Rochester, 1970
  • Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. 5/01 - present.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. 7/95 - 5/01.
  • Visiting Assistant (Adjunct) Professor, Department of Systems Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 9/90 - 6/95.
  • 1985 - 1990 - Adjunct Faculty of Univ of San Francisco, MPA Program
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organization Theory
  • Organization Change
  • Organization Structure and Design
  • Groups and Teams
  • Power, Politics, and Conflict
  • Inter-organizational Collaboration (e.g., Joint, Coalition, and Civil-military)
  • Adaptive organizations
  • Officer of the Future
  • Reward Systems
  • Team effectiveness and team-based organization design
  • Organization culture
  • 1999 Outstanding Research Achievement Award from the Division of Computer and Information Sciences and Operations, C4I Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA
  • Member of the National Academy of Management, 1982-present.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Hocevar, S.P. (2012). Building Collaborative Capacity for Maritime Security. In Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons (Scott Jasper, Ed.), pp. 123-140. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
  • Hocevar, S.P., Walsh, W., Salem, A., and Englehorn, L. (2012). "Multi-modal Information Sharing Team: Port of Baltimore Industry and Public Sector Cooperation for Information Sharing." NPS technical report.
  • Salem, A., Hocevar, S.P., Walsh, W., Englehorn, L. (2012), "Multi-Modal Information Sharing Team: Industry and Public Sector Cooperation for information Sharing, Findings from 2008-2012." Video report at
  • Hocevar, S.P., Jansen, E. and Thomas, G.F. (2011) Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Assessing the Challenge. Homeland Security Affairs Journal, Vol 7, The 9/11 Essays (September, 2011).
  • Thomas, G. F., Hocevar, S. P., Hocevar, K. P., & Munks, J. (2011). "Constituting Inter-Organizational Collaboration for Mine Action Humanitarian Operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A CCO Approach." Proceedings for the Association for Business Communication 76th Annual Convention. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. October 19-22, 2011.
  • Hocevar, S.P., Thomas, G.F., Jansen, E. (2006). Building collaborative capacity: An Innovative strategy for homeland security preparedness. In Beyerlein, Beyerlein & Kennedy (Eds) Advances in Interdisciplinary Studies of Work Teams: Innovation Through Collaboration, Volume 12 (263-283). Elsevier JAI Press.
  • Hocevar, S.P. (2000). Autonomous vs. interdependent structures: Impact on unpredicted tasks in a simulated Joint Task Force mission. Proceedings for the 2000 Command & Control Research and Technology Symposium. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA.
  • Keywords: Organization Design, Inter-organizational Collaboration, Adaptive Organizations, Negotiation, Public-Private Sector Information Sharing, Team Effectiveness, Organization Change

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