WHO WE ARE
Ellen Ernst Kossek, Research Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and Basil S.Turner Distinguished Professor of Management at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management
Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek (Ph.D., Yale) is Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management & Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She recently ended her term in January 2015 as the first elected President of the Work and Family Researchers Network andas Associate Director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety & Health of the Work Family Health Network http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/wfhn/home. Elected a Fellow in the American Psychological Association & the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, to theAcademy of Management’s Board of Governors, and Chair of the Gender and Diversity Division, Dr. Kossek’s researchhas won awards for advancing gender, work-life and diversity in organizations including the Sage scholarly achievement award of the Gender and Diversity division of the Academy of Management and most recently the Families and Work Institute’s Work Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work life movement. http://www.familiesandwork.org/blog/work-life-innovators-honored/Her research focuses onimplementation of new ways of working, flexibility, leadership and organizational change management and workplace interventions, workplace inclusion and talent management of gender and diversity. Dr. Kossek was recently featured in the Financial Times http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/350fce70-8913-11e3-9f48-00144feab7de.html#axzz2zFPM0yKV. She has been invited to givekeynote speeches to managers, students and researchers in over a dozen countries. Prior to becoming a professor, she worked in Human Resources in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for Hitachi, IBM & GTE and other employers.
Ileana Cortes Santiago, Interim Program Director
Tamara Hoffman, Administrative Assistant
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Tamara Hoffman relocated to the Lafayette area from Greenville, SC, and joined the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence in March, 2013. She has over twenty years experience in executive support positions at corporations such as BMW, Inc., Cessna Aircraft and Koch Industries. She enjoys spending time with family, playing the piano, cooking, traveling and volunteering.
Ashton Mouton, Graduate Assistant