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Liu, Sam
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Organization & Leadership
347-683-1565

Office:
222 Zankel Zankel Zankel

Office Hours:
By appointment

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Economics, and Communication
  • M.B.A., New York University, Strategy, Management, and Finance
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), HR Certification Institute
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), American Society for Quality

Scholarly Interests

  • Human capital effectiveness
  • Organizational change management
  • Organizational design
  • Talent management and development
  • Strategic analysis

Selected Publications

  • PwC Financial Services Viewpoints. "From good to growth: Why institutionalizing hedge funds creates value for owners and investors." November 2012
  • PwC Financial Services Viewpoints: "Cure for the Common Culture: Building Effective Risk Cultures at Financial Institutions." April 2011

Professor Liu received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and Communication from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the New York University Stern School of Business. He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Social-Organizational Psychology program, and teaches the Human Resource Management course. He also teaches Organizational Change Management, and Project Management at City University of New York - Baruch College, where he received the school's ‘Faculty Excellence in Teaching’ award.

Outside of Columbia, Professor Liu has over 17 years of experience in management consulting and finance. He is currently a Principal at Mercer, the world's largest human resources consulting firm. He has advised senior executives in solving critical human capital issues such as managing large-scale strategic change, optimizing organizational talent and transforming HR into a more effective and strategic function. He has led multiple teams within Fortune 500 companies deliver solutions that accelerate change adoption and enable the workforce to achieve its business benefits and strategy. Prior to joining Mercer, he was a Director within PricewaterhouseCoopers’ People and Organization Advisory practice.

He holds professional certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB).

He is passionate about education and has founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational center that provides free math tutoring to students in Harlem and the Bronx, and serves as a volunteer consultant for non-profit clients through the University of Pennsylvania Pro-bono Alumni Consulting (PennPAC) organization.

  • PwC Chairman's "Brand-Defining Win" Award (2014, 2015)
  • PwC "We Recognize Great Performance" Award (2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Baruch College "Faculty Excellence in Teaching" Award (2012)
  • MBA Teaching Fellow, New York University Stern (2008, 2009)
  • Time Warner Scholar, University of Pennsylvania (1997)


Experience

  • Mercer: Consulting – 2016 to Present
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers: Consulting – 2009 to 2016
  • The William J. Clinton Foundation: Consulting  – 2008
  • American Express: Sales Strategy – 2007
  • Coty Fragrances: Corporate Finance – 2003 to 2007
  • Limited Brands: Store Real Estate Finance – 2001 to 2003
  • Merrill Lynch: Global Securities and Economics – 1999 to 2001
  • Columbia University, Baruch College, Adjunct Faculty – 2011 to Present


Professional Certifications

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), HR Certification Institute
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), American Society for Quality

 

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