Faculty Profile

Suzanne van Gils

Lecturer - Department of Communication and Culture

Department of Communication and Culture


Suzanne van Gils, PhD, is a lecturer in management communication and ethics. Her research interests focus on (im)moral behavior in organizations, identity processes, and leader-employee interactions. Recent projects focus among others on the use of respect as a way for managers to engage employees. Moreover, Suzanne serves as co-promotor on the PhD project of M. Untung Manara on corruption at Maastricht University.

Suzanne's teaching focuses on communication for leadership, ethics, and business communication in general

Before joining BI in 2019, Suzanne has worked as an assistant professor at Maastricht University, and as a post-doctoral research fellow at Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. Suzanne's work has been published in journals such as Human Relations, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Business ethics. An overview of recent publications can be found on Suzanne's Researchgate profile or on Google scholar.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2012 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University PhD
2007 Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam Master of Science
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2013 - 2018 Maastricht University Assistant professor
2012 - 2013 Kühne Logistics University Post-doctoral research fellow