John Tropman, PhD
Inducted in 2014
Chair, Innovation Committee
Current PositionHenry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor Emeritus
School of Social Work
University of Michigan
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Dr. John Tropman is the Henry J. Meyer Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and Adjunct Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business.
Dr. Tropman’s research focuses on the organizational elements that create high-performing 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.
Dr. Tropman is an internationally recognized leader in social work research and education whose work is advancing knowledge and practice related to the organizational context of service delivery. His sustained attention to the organizational elements of service delivery in his teaching and research has resulted in a body of knowledge and a cadre of social work scholars contributing to more effective organizational practice.