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Allison Gabriel

Thomas J. Howatt Chair in Management, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
Director, Center for Working Well

Dr. Allison Gabriel is the Thomas J. Howatt Chair in Management in the Organizational Behavior/Human Resources (OBHR) area at Purdue’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business and director of the Center for Working Well (CWW). Gabriel received her BA in Psychology with honors and highest distinction from Penn State University in 2008, and her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The University of Akron in 2013. Her research focuses on emotions, motivation, interpersonal stressors/relationships, and employee well-being — especially women’s health and its intersection with work.

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Kasie Roberson

Kasie Roberson

Associate Director of Outreach and Coaching, Center for Working Well

Dr. Kasie Roberson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Business Communication at the Daniels School of Business. She is an Executive Coach for Leadership and Performance and a strategic communication expert with industry experience in MarCom.

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Sarah Hetherington

Sarah Hetherington

Senior Administrative Assistant, Center for Working Well

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Faculty Associates

Faculty in the Daniels School

  • Headshot of Brad AlgeBrad Alge
    Associate Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Mike CampionMike Campion
    Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Tobias DennerleinTobias Dennerlein
    Assistant Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Brian DineenBrian Dineen
    Frederick & Alice Leeds Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Ellen Ernst KossekEllen Ernst Kossek
    Basil S. Turner Distinguished Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Joél MuñozJoél Muñoz
    Lecturer in Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Jordan NielsenJordan Nielsen
    Assistant Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Cara PutmanCara Putman
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Director, Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business
    Law, Communication, and Ethics
  • Headshot of Lindsay RosokhaLindsay Rosokha
    Clinical Assistant Professor in Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of David SchoormanDavid Schoorman
    Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Kelly Schwind WilsonKelly Schwind Wilson
    Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Meredith WoehlerMeredith Woehler
    Assistant Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Kate ZipayKate Zipay
    Assistant Professor of Management
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources

Faculty Outside of the Daniels School

  • Headshot of Annabelle AtkinAnnabelle Atkin
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Human Development and Family Science
  • Headshot of Azza AhmedAzza Ahmed
    Associate Professor
    School of Nursing
  • Headshot of Liping CaiLiping A. Cai
    Professor, White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Director, Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center
  • michelle-garrison.jpgMichelle M. Garrison
    Professor & Department Head
    Department of Public Health
  • Headshot of Susan GordonSusan Gordon
    Associate Professor
    White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Headshot of Elizabeth HoffmannElizabeth Hoffmann
    Professor, Sociology
    Affiliated Faculty, American Studies and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Headshot of Franki KungFranki Y. H. Kung
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
  • Headshot of Margo MonteithMargo Monteith
    Distinguished Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Headshot of Susan SouthSusan South
    Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
  • Headshot of Amber Neal-StanleyAmber Neal-Stanley
    Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Headshot of Louis TayLouis Tay
    William C. Byham Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
  • Headshot of Sang Eun WooSang Eun Woo
    Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
  • Headshot of Shelley MacDermid WadsworthShelly MacDermid Wadsworth
    Distinguished Professor
    Department of Human Development and Family Science

Current PhD Associates

  • Jinfeng ChenJinfeng (Phoenix) Chen
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • asqadutil.jpgAqsa Dutli
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Headshot of Daphne HouDaphne (Xin) Hou
    Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Headshot of Gloria LiouGloria Liou
    Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Headshot of Victoria ScotneyVictoria S. Scotney
    Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Headshot of Rick YangZhixu (Rick) Yang
    Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • jingran_mia_zhou.jpgJingran (Mia) Zhou
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • huan-wu.jpgHuan Wu
    Organizational Behavior/Human Resources

External Affiliates

Nikhil Awasty

Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior and Management
University of New Hampshire

My research interests focus primarily on moods, emotions, teams, and leadership. My ongoing research on moods and emotions focuses on emotional regulation, shedding light on the subtle choices individuals make in managing their emotions during professional encounters. In the realm of teams and leadership, I examine the nuanced responses of leaders to dysfunctional team behaviors, such as intragroup conflicts. Equally, I've delved into how teams counter ineffectual leadership. Lately, I've embarked on an exploration of unconventional means by which individuals navigate work-related stress such as the potency of faith-based beliefs, the therapeutic nature of humor, and the subtle art of navigating tedious relationships.

Research Expertise

  • Emotion
  • Happiness/well-being
  • Leadership Groups & Teams

Bio | LinkedIn | Nikhil.Awasty@unh.edu

Kristen Price Jones, Ph.D.

Robert Wang Chair of Excellence Department of Management
Associate Professor, Fogelman College of Business and Economics
University of Memphis

Dr. Kristen Jones is an Associate Professor and the Robert Wang Chair of Excellence in Management in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. Her program of research focuses on identifying and remediating the range of biases – both subtle and overt – that unfairly disadvantage diverse employees at work, particularly women and mothers. Her work has been published in premier outlets including Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Psychology. Dr. Jones's research has also been recognized through grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).

Research Expertise

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Disclosure and Stigma Identity Management
  • Women’s Health
  • Employee Well-Being

Bio | LinkedIn | kpjones4@memphis.edu

Mark Bolino

Michael F. Price Chair in International Business
David L. Boren Professor Director, Management and International Business
University of Oklahoma

PhD (South Carolina) Professor Bolino teaches in the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD programs in the areas of organizational behavior, international business, and human resources management. His research focuses on employees' willingness to go the extra mile for their organizations, impression management in the workplace, global careers, and the psychological contracts between employers and their employees. Professor Bolino is a member of the Academy of Management. Before joining Price College, he was a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame.

Research Expertise

  • Costs and benefits of going the extra mile at work
  • How to be a good citizen both at work and at home
  • Understanding how personal life events affect our experiences at work (and vice versa)

Bio | LinkedIn | mbolino@ou.edu

Russel Matthews

John Miller Professor of Management, Management
University of Alabama

Dr. Matthews is a Miller Professor of Management in The Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, with graduate certificates in occupational health psychology and quantitative research methods, from the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on employee attitudes, health, and well-being. Dr. Matthews has received several awards in recognition of his teaching, service, and research contributions, and is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He has published extensively in various journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. To support his research, Dr. Matthews has been associated with approximately $3,000,000 in external funding from private industry as well as state and federal sources. To this end, he has more than 15 years of practical experience consulting with regional and national organizations, city municipalities, and various government agencies.

Research Expertise

  • Employee Well-Being
  • Research Methodology
  • Work-Face Interface
  • Workplace Mistreatment

Bio | Website | LinkedIn | ramatthews2@ua.edu

Charles Calderwood

Associate Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Virginia Tech

My research focuses on investigating how employees perceive, react to, and recover from work stress both at home and during the workday. Currently, my research program consists of three major streams of research, comprising the investigation of (1) commuting spillover (the carryover of workday stress reactions into the commuting environment), (2) work recovery (the replenishment of cognitive and energetic resources depleted by working during time away from work), and (3) employee physical activity. Active research projects include studies targeted at understanding how work stress and recovery processes may differ in less traditional occupational contexts (i.e., employees who don't tend to work weekdays from 9-to-5), the implications of off-job reactions to work stress for employee commuting safety, and how employee physical activity influences criteria relevant to performance in job and family life.

Research Expertise

  • Off-job reactions to work stress
  • Work recovery
  • Commuting
  • Employee Physical Activity

Bio | LinkedIn | ccharl2@vt.edu

Abbie Griffith Oliver, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia

Professor Oliver’s research explores the intersection of corporate governance and social evaluations. She focuses on the socio-cognitive mechanisms that shape strategic decision making and external perceptions of firms. She also explores how diversity influences these relationships in the upper echelons. She has published in Strategic Management Journal; Academy of Management Journal; and Journal of Management. Her research has been featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.com. She is currently a member of the Academy of Management Review and Journal of Management editorial review board. For her dissertation, she received the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Dissertation award.

Professor Oliver has taught International Strategic Management previously at the University of Georgia and Georgia State University, where she received several awards for her teaching. Before her academic career, she worked in corporate strategy in Germany and the United States.

Research Expertise

  • Management
  • Corporate governance
  • Gender and diversity
  • Social evaluations

Bio | LinkedIn | aoliver@virginia.edu

Nitya Chawla

Assistant Professor, Work and Organizations
University of Minnesota

Nitya Chawla joined the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management as an Assistant Professor in the Work and Organizations Department in June 2023. She earned her Ph.D. in Management from the Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona in 2020. Nitya’s research broadly focuses on understanding how we can create humanized workplaces that allow employees to thrive, both at work and at home. In service of this goal, her work often explores issues tied to diversity and inclusion within organizations as well as the importance of employee well-being. Recognizing that employees’ abilities to thrive in their careers long-term is intricately tied to their early work experiences, Nitya's research also examines the factors that prompt successful job searches. She approaches these topics from a multi-level perspective, considering event-, person-, and team-level processes.

Nitya’s research has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organization Science, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives in Science and Practice. She is an editorial review board member of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Human Resource Management. In addition, Nitya has previously served as the Social Media Director of the Research Methods Division and the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management. Her dissertation work was awarded the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Foundation’s Dissertation Grant, the 2020 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Hebl Grant for Reducing Gender Inequities in the Workplace Award, and the 2021 SIOP S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award.

Research Expertise

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Employee Well-Being
  • Work/Nonwork Interface

Bio | Website | LinkedIn | nchawla@umn.edu

Michael Parke

Charles W. Evans Distinguished Faculty Scholar
Assistant Professor, Management
University of Pennsylvania

Michael Parke is an Assistant Professor of Management and the Charles W. Evans Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the Wharton School. Previously, he served as an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Michael studies proactivity at work. He investigates the environmental and emotional factors that motivate employees to speak up when problems arise and offer their creative insights and solutions in order to improve the overall effectiveness of their teams and organizations. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Research Expertise

  • Employee proactivity, voice, and creativity

Bio | Website | LinkedIn | mrparke@wharton.upenn.edu

Amy Colbert

Leonard A. Hadley Chair in Leadership
Professor, Management & Entrepreneurship
Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa

Amy E. Colbert is a Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship and the Leonard A. Hadley Chair in Leadership in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. She earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resource management from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree in decision sciences from Saint Louis University, and a B.S. in accounting and mathematics from Culver-Stockton College.

Amy’s research focuses on the ways in which individuals connect with their work, their co-workers, their supervisors, and their organizations in ways that motivate and sustain them. She also investigates the role of individual differences and identities in shaping people’s responses to work contexts. Finally, she studies leaders, examining the factors that contribute to effective leadership and the mechanisms by which leaders achieve results. Amy has published scholarly articles on these topics in academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly.

Research Expertise

  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Employee well-being and engagement
  • Work as a calling
  • Identity
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Person-environment fit

Bio | LinkedIn | amy-colbert@uiowa.edu

Chris Rosen

John H. Tyson Chair in Business Management
Professor, Management
University of Arkansas

Christopher C. Rosen (Ph.D.) is a professor and the John H. Tyson Chair in Business Management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He received a B.A. degree in Psychology and Economics from Washington and Lee University, his M.A. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management from Appalachian State University, and his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. His research covers a broad range of topics, including employee well-being, self-regulation, and organizational politics. His research has appeared in leading scholarly journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, and Personnel Psychology.

He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Management and is on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. In addition, Dr. Rosen is currently the Outgoing Chair of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management.

Research Expertise

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods

Bio | crosen@uark.edu

Michelle Duffy

Vernon Heath Chair
Professor, Work and Organizations
University of Minnesota

Michelle K. Duffy serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and PhD program at the Carlson School of Management. She holds the Vernon Heath Chair. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Arkansas in 1998, an M.A. in psychology from Xavier University in 1993, and her B.A. in psychology in 1990 from Miami University (Ohio). Professor Duffy has researched and published in the areas of leader behavior, employee well-being, emotion, and workplace deviance, including abusive supervision and social undermining. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior, and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. She has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Management. Professor Duffy received the Herbie Award for Excellence in Teaching, Carlson School of Management Award for Excellence in Service (twice), Carlson School of Management Award for Excellence in Research, and the Chinese Executive MBA faculty of the year. She became a SIOP and APA Fellow in 2012. She previously served as the PhD Program coordinator for the Department of Work and Organizations.

Research Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Employee Well-Being
  • Mindfulness and Work
  • Resume Fraud
  • Emotions and Work
  • Moral Disengagement

Bio | LinkedIn | duffy111@umn.edu

Gretchen Spreitzer

Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor, Business Administration
University of Michigan

Gretchen M. Spreitzer's research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. Her most recent work is looking at positive deviance and how organizations enable employees to thrive. This work fits within a larger effort at Ross to develop a Scholarship of Positive Organizing.

She is the co-author of several books including How to be a Positive Leader (2014) with Jane Dutton, Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship with Kim Cameron, The Leader's Change Handbook: An Essential Guide to Setting Direction and Taking Action (1999) with Jay Conger and Edward Lawler, The Future of Leadership: Speaking to the Next Generation (2001) with Warren Bennis and Thomas Cummings, and A Company of Leaders: Five Disciplines for Unleashing the Power in Your Workforce (2001) with Robert Quinn.

Research Expertise

  • Unleashing employee empowerment
  • Enhancing thriving at work and sustainable performance
  • Becoming your best self

Bio | LinkedIn | spreitze@umich.edu

Theresa Glomb

The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Organizational Behavior
Department Chair and Professor, Work and Organizations
University of Minnesota

Theresa M. Glomb is the Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a keynote speaker. She seeks to improve the workplace wellbeing of workers everywhere. Along with her amazing collaborators, she is trying to help others create positive experiences at work through growth, happiness, and satisfaction. Ultimately, through her speaking and teaching she is trying to make work great (or at least a little better). In her TEDx talk, “Let’s Make Work Better” and speaking engagements she shares simple, evidence based micro-interventions to improve our working lives.

Theresa received her Ph.D. in social, organizational, and individual differences psychology from the University of Illinois (1998) and her B.A. in psychology from DePaul University (1993). Her research suggests the important role of work events, mood, and micro-interventions in predicting on the job behavior and employee well-being. She has conducted field research in dozens of companies, including several Fortune 500 firms, with thousands of workers as participants. Her research uses a variety of methodologies including experience sampling, surveys, interviews, and physiological assessment. Her work has been published in top management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology and cited in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Huffington Post.

Research Expertise

  • Job Attitudes and Behaviors
  • Emotion in organizations
  • Workplace victimization
  • Employee Health and Well-being

Bio | Website | LinkedIn | tglomb@umn.edu

John Trougakos

Associate Chair of Research for the Department of Management
Professor, Management
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto-Scarborough

John Trougakos is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management in the Department of Management at University of Toronto-Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour area at Rotman. His research explores the dynamics of employees’ daily organizational life, seeking to provide insights into current organizational challenges as well as those of the rapidly evolving workplaces of the future. He focuses specifically on employee well-being, efficiency & productivity, emotions & emotional labour, and leadership & social interactions. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Research Methods, and the Journal of Applied Psychology, among others.

John is currently the Associate Chair of Research for the Department of Management at the UofT Scarborough Campus, and serves as a member of the editorial boards for Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Business Psychology. His industry collaborations include Hellenic Pharma, Bell Canada, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Securities Trader Association, and Staples Canada, among others.

Research Expertise

  • Employee Well-Being
  • Leadership
  • Work Recovery, Emotions
  • Emotional Labour
  • Interpersonal Dynamics in the Workplace
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Daily Work Behaviour & The Future of Work
  • Customer Service
  • Stress Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Performance Management

Bio | LinkedIn | john.trougakos@utoronto.ca

Jennifer Griffith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior and Management
University of New Hampshire

I am an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Morrison Faculty Fellow of Diversity at the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, director of the Modern Work Lab, Fellow at UNH's Prevention Innovations Research Center, co-founder of the Whisper Coalition Research Group, and ForbesWomen contributor. I earned a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2013.

Currently, I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. My research interests broadly focus on increasing equity in the workplace. Most recently, I've focused on workplace policy and interventions both pre- and post-hire to address gender bias and sexual harassment. My work has been published in the Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Computers in Human Behavior, among others.

I have served in numerous leadership positions, namely as project manager or senior research consultant on several externally funded grants and contracts from the NSF and the DoD and in two Oklahoma state agencies - the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Department of Commerce. I have also worked in conjunction with external organizations in a number of capacities, including as a subject matter expert in organizational behavior, human resource management, and leadership; a job analysis consultant for a small business; and an affiliate research partner on organizational leadership and innovation projects with various organizations and industries, ranging from technology to healthcare.

Research Expertise

  • Sexual Harassment Reduction
  • Women’s Career Experiences
  • Identity-Based Bias & Workplace Equity

Bio | LinkedIn | jennifer.griffith@unh.edu