Assistant Professor of Teaching
Organization and Management
Group dynamics and processes
Impact of culture on work behavior
Management of innovation and learning
As an esteemed faculty member of The Paul Merage School of Business since 2016, Dr. Maritza Salazar Campo's impactful contributions have earned her recognition through her scholarly publications and numerous teaching, mentorship, and civic awards, including being named by the OC Business Journal as one of the OC 50 shaping the future of healthcare in Orange County.
Professor Salazar Campo's academic journey began as an Assistant Professor of Organization and Management, focusing on identifying factors that drive the effectiveness of high-performance teams and organizations across various industries, ranging from professional services to healthcare. Her research delves into the intricate dynamics of these units, yielding groundbreaking insights that enhance the ability of leaders and teams to work together under challenging circumstances, like job strain, task complexity, and cultural distance.
Embracing a multidisciplinary approach, Professor Salazar Campo leverages various research methodologies, including detailed case studies, comprehensive survey research, and field experiments, to test and develop new interventions to enhance functioning and yield outcomes. From these studies, supported by the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation, Dr. Salazar Campo has generated numerous evidence-based training interventions and curricula to support improved performance in collaboration in medicine, data science, and professional services firms.
In the classroom, Dr. Salazar Campo draws on these research insights to inform her teaching and consulting, providing exclusive insights to those she instructs and works with. As such, she is a sought-after consultant and advisor, sharing her expertise to support collaborative excellence, psychological safety, and inclusion in the workplace. As a Latina/Chicana scholar, Dr. Salazar Campo is also proud to serve as the faculty lead of the Latinx Initiative at the Paul Merage School of Business to support the academic and professional advancement of Latinos in for-profit and non-profit organizations.
"My favorite professor was Dr. Maritza Salazar-Campo. She is extremely passionate about her subject and creates an inclusive learning environment where everyone can participate. She designed her organizational behavior class in a way that allowed us to practice and apply the concepts."- Mike Steigerwald, MBA '23
"Professor Maritza Campo: I took Organization Behavior with Professor Campo. I imagine that this subject is one that can be difficult to teach well, but she did! She made the course relatable to everyone in the room. She also had a way of getting more engagement from the class than I saw any other professor manage to do. The greater engagement helped make that class more enriching."
- Ashraf Hammouri, MBA '23
"My favorite professor at Merage is Maritza Salazar Campo. She teaches the core course, Organizational Behavior for Managers, and does so with a level of professionalism and expertise that exceeded my highest expectations. Often times, MBAs focus solely on developing hard skills, and Professor Salazar Campo’s course challenged us to develop soft skills and confront our own biases. Though this kind of growth was difficult at times, she guided us expertly through the process and I can confidently say that I am a better professional because of it. Outside of the classroom, she made me feel comfortable in seeking additional guidance. She is just one of the many outstanding faculty from which I have had the pleasure to learn."- Brittany Ouyang, MBA '20