Ronnie Godshalk

Headshot of Ronnie Godshalk
Associate Chief Academic Officer
Director of Management Programs
Professor of Management, Management
Main Building, 100 EE

Veronica M. (Ronnie) Godshalk is a professor of management and associate chief academic officer at Penn State Great Valley. She had previously been at Penn State Brandywine where she won the D’Iorio Faculty Research Award, and has also been the B.S. in Business program director for the World Campus online program. She has been Business Department Chair at University of South Carolina, Beaufort. Dr. Godshalk teaches courses in management, leadership, and strategy. She is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Teaching & Learning with Technology Fellowship, and the Arthur L. Glenn Award for Faculty Teaching Innovation. Dr. Godshalk has published extensively, and research interests include career management, mentoring, as well as online pedagogy. She recently published with co-authors a 5th edition of Career Management for Life. She is an active member in professional associations, such as the Academy of Management. Dr. Godshalk had worked in the computer industry in sales management prior to entering academia and has been a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies.


D’Iorio Faculty Research Award, 2019, Penn State Brandywine

Teaching & Learning with Technology Fellowship, 2015, Penn State University

David & Marjorie Rosenberg Professorship for Innovation and Change, 2002-2007, Penn State Great Valley

  • Career Management
  • Mentoring
  • Online Pedagogy

Selected Publications

Greenhaus, J.H., Callanan, G.A. & Godshalk, V.M. Career Management for Life. (2019). (5th Edition). New York, NY: Routledge Publications.

Godshalk, V.M. & Litzky, B.E. Challenge: Is it too much of a good thing? (2018). In G. Baugh & S.E. Sullivan (Eds.), Seeking Challenge in the Career, Research in Careers series, Vol. 4., (pp. 145-166), Charlotte, NC: Info Age Publishing.

Godshalk, V.M. (2018). Sustainable Careers and IoPTS: May the Internet of People, Things and Services be too much of a good thing for career and human resource management? In C.A. Simmers & M. Anandarajan (Eds.) The Internet of People, Things and Services: Workplace Transformations, (pp. 44-65), Taylor & Francis.

Godshalk, V.M. & Fender, C.M. (2015). External and Internal Reasons for Career Plateauing: Relationships with Work Outcomes. Group & Organization Management, 40(4), 529-559.

deJanasz, S.C. & Godshalk, V.M. (2013). The role of e-mentoring in proteges’ learning advancement and satisfaction. Group & Organization Management, 38(6), 743-774.

Litzky, B.E., Godshalk, V.M., & Walton-Bongers, C. (2010). Social entrepreneurship and community leadership:  A service-learning model for management education. Journal of Management Education, 34 (1), 142-162.

Sosik, J.J. & Godshalk, V.M. (2005).  Examining gender similarity and mentor’s supervisory status in mentoring relationships. Mentoring & Tutoring, 13 (1), 41-54.

Sosik, J.J., Godshalk, V.M. & Yammarino, F.J. (2004). Learning, development and leadership in mentor-protégé relationships: A multiple levels of analysis perspective. Leadership Quarterly, 15, 241-261.

Godshalk, V.M. & Sosik, J.J. (2003). Aiming for career success: The role of learning goal orientation in mentoring relationships. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 63, 417-437.

Godshalk, V.M. & Messatzzia, L. (undergraduate student) Digital Badges in a post-COVID world. Paper presented to the Academy of Business Research, Online Conference, Jan. 8, 2021. Won Best Paper Award.

Ph.D., Drexel University

M.S., University of Pennsylvania

B.S., Drexel University