Scott Behson

Professor of Management, Silberman Global Faculty Fellow, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Silberman College of Business



  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Career Strategies
  • Strategic HRM
  • Training, Development & Performance Management; Employee Selection


  • Work and Family Issues
  • Workplace Flexibility and Parental Leave
  • Organizational Culture
  • Fatherhood and Work-Family
  • Team Dynamics


  • BS, Cornell University
  • PhD, The University at Albany, State University of New York


“I am passionate about getting my students ready for great careers in human resources and other business fields; as well as helping working parents and their employers rise to meet their work-family challenges.”

Scott is a leading researcher and nationally-recognized expert on the topics of work-family policy and workplace flexibility. He was a featured speaker at the White House Summit on Working Families and at the United Nations.

Scott has published 24 peer-review journal articles, made 60+ presentations at prestigious national and international academic conferences, won six research awards, and is a two-time nominee for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Research Award.

He is the lead faculty member for FDU’s undergraduate program in Human Resources Management, and recently won FDU’s Business Teacher of the Year, FDU’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Service/Student Welfare, and the Marshall Bartlett Fellowship for Teaching Innovation.

In addition to his academic writing, Scott is the author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home (2015), We Hate Team Projects! A Friendly, Useful Guide for College Student Project Teams (2019), and The Family-Forward Workplace (forthcoming Spring 2021). Scott also writes regularly for Harvard Business Review Online and has written for Time, Fast Company, Success, and The Wall Street Journal. Scott has appeared on MSNBC, CBS, Fox News, NPR, and Bloomberg Radio. His work has been featured in such outlets as the Atlantic, Esquire, Inc., Slate, and Bloomberg/BNA.

Scott is also an accomplished professional speaker who provides talks, workshops, webinars and keynote addresses for corporate clients, not-for-profit organizations, and major conferences- usually focused on work-family challenges and how working parents and employers can rise to meet them. Scott’s most important roles are husband and father.