Dorothy M. Siaw-Asamoah

Clinical Assistant Professor
Organization and Human Resources Department


PhD, University at Buffalo
MBA, School of Management, University at Buffalo
BS, School of Management, University at Buffalo


  • LeaderCORE Development I 
  • Undergraduate Honors Leadership Development I and II
  • Organizational Behavior and Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Career Strategies, Planning and Management
  • Communication Theory


  • Deception in physician-patient relationship
  • End-of-life conversation with culture as a factor
  • Cultural competency in health Communication
  • Communication in business – The role of cultural differences

Other Experience

  • Program Coordinator, UB School of Management Finance Academy Program
  • Facilitator of Team Dynamics, Conflict Resolution and Stress Management Sessions, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Surgery and Medicine
  • Facilitator of Cultural Communication in Medical Residency, UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine
  • Assistant Director, Students Services, School of Management Graduate Programs Office
  • Human Resource Intern, General Mills Company, Buffalo Plant

Selected Conference Presentations/Papers

Siaw-Asamoah, D (2012). A Purposive Conversation about Advance Directives: A Grounded Theory Approach – Presented at the 40th North American Primary Care Research Group in New Orleans

Siaw-Asamoah, D. (2011). Patients Telling Lies to Physicians: Contents of Deception by Physicians and Patients in the United States - Presented at the 39th Annual Conference of North American Primary Care Research Group in Banff, Alberta, Canada

Professional Affiliations

  • American Management Association
  • Academy of Management
  • National Communication Association


  • FourSight certified practitioner
  • Hogan certified practitioner
  • WorkPlace Big Five certified practitioner
  • DiSC┬« certified practitioner
  • MBTI┬« certified practitioner
  • GGP Fellow, University of Virginia and American Academy of Family Medicine Physicians

Community Activities

  • Organize yearly medical and educational mission trips with teams of volunteers to Ghana
  • Board member and secretary, Hope For Sisi’s Kids (HOSIKIDS) Foundation
  • Board member, Child and Adolescent Treatment Services of Western New York
  • Volunteer Facilitator, Staff Development Workshops for Not-for-Profit Organizations