July 30, 2018

Purdue’s Kossek to be honored as Academy of Management Fellow

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University professor Ellen Ernst Kossek has been elected as a Fellow by the Academy of Management (AOM) for her “significant contributions to the science and practice of management.”

Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, is among nine new Fellows selected by the organization, which has nearly 20,000 members in more than 120 countries. They will be honored at a celebration dinner during the AOM’s 78th annual meeting Aug. 10-14 in Chicago. The Fellowship is a lifetime designation.

“Ellen has made unique and central contributions to the field of management and organizational science, particularly in the subfield of work and family research,” said Carrie R. Leana, a current AOM Fellow and the George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management and director of the Center for Healthcare Management at the University of Pittsburgh. Leana was one of two existing fellows who nominated Kossek.

“Indeed, she is a foundational scholar in this domain and has been instrumental in advancing and developing this important stream of research,” Leana said. “The questions she asks are theoretically interesting and practically important, and her work has prompted scholars to think about management from new perspectives, considering constituencies that had been historically underrepresented in management research.” 

Kossek has published more than 90 refereed journal articles, 10 books, 30 book chapters, and numerous technical reports and teaching aides. Her research focuses on organizational and leader support of work-life and gender diversity, flexibility and boundary management, and interventions.

She has received numerous prizes and recognition for her research, including the Rosebeth Moss Kanter Award, the Families and Work Institute’s Work-Life Legacy Award and “best paper” honors from the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Kossek was most recently recognized as a “Top Ten Extraordinary Contributor” in seven areas of excellence to advance the work-family field by the Work and Family Researchers Network at its 2018 annual conference. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Kossek joins professor emeritus Dan Schendel, a pioneer in the field of strategic management, as only the second faculty member from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management to be elected an AOM Fellow.

“Dr. Kossek’s research and her commitment to fostering interdisciplinary dialogue on leadership and organizational practice is a true exemplar of the best and most innovative ways of supporting societal change,” said David Hummels, dean of Purdue’s School of Management. “We applaud her well-deserved recognition as an AOM Fellow and are honored to count her among our faculty.” 

Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu

Source: Ellen Kossek, ekossek@purdue.edu

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