Professor of Social Work
John Tropman is the director of Leadership in Community Benefit Organizations, a program initiated in the School of Social Work January 1, 2015 to organize and focus management content for management majors and Community Organization and Policy & Evaluation majors. His research focuses on the organizational elements that create high-performing human service (and other) organizations. Topics of special interest are entrepreneurship, effective group decision making, C-level executives, the problem of executive burnout and flameout, and organizational rewards systems.
Tropman is also interested in culture in general, and organizational culture in particular. His book, The Catholic Ethic in American Society, addresses this issue.
Research/scholarly interest: social welfare policy; community organization; non-profit management, entrepreneurship, c-level executives; leadership.
- Tony Rothschild, President and CEO, Common Ground
- Barb Hiltz, Clinical Faculty, School of Social Work
- Blake Van Fleteren, MSW/MBA Candidate ‘17
- Cat Johnson, Associate Director, Center for Social Impact
- Diane Kaplan Vinokur, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
- Betsy Voshel, Director of Field Instruction, School of Social Work
- Helaine Zack, Oakland County Commissioner, District 18
- Katie Doyle, Executive Director, Ozone House
- Larry Root, Director of Global Activities and Professor, School of Social Work
- Mat Despard, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
- Megan Tompkins-Stange, Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy
- Pam Smith, President and CEO, United Way of Washtenaw County
- Rabindar Subbian, LEO Lecturer, School of Social Work
- Rosemary Sarri, Professor Emerita, School of Social Work
- Sally Schmall, Founder, Academy Coaching and LEO Lecturer, School of Social Work
- Sue Ann Savas, Director, Program Evaluation Group and Clinical Faculty, School of Social Work
- Su Crabb, Field Faculty and LEO Lecturer, School of Social Work