Dr. Laura M. Leduc
Associate Professor of Management
Year Started Working at JMU: 2007Education:
Ph.D. - The University of Iowa - Business Administration
M.I.B.S. - The University of South Carolina - International Business
B.A. - Florida State University - French; Minor in International Affairs
A.A. - St. Petersburg Junior College
My primary research interest is in understanding how individual differences, such as personality and values, impact a variety of workplace outcomes. That is, my research focuses on understanding how an employee's personality or values impacts his/her motivation, performance, citizenship behaviors, deviant behaviors, leadership, ethical decision-making, etc. I also study curriculum issues as a secondary topic of interest.
My teaching interests are in human resource management and general management topics.
My primary research interest is in understanding how individual differences, such as personality and values, impact a variety of workplace outcomes. That is, my research focuses on understanding how an employee's personality or values impacts his/her motivation, performance, citizenship behaviors, deviant behaviors, decision-making, etc. I also study measurement issues relevant to the measurement of individual values.
Executive Board Member, HR Division of the Academy of Management
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Inquiry
Faculty advisor, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Hiking, travel, wine tasting
Current Courses Taught:
Management & Organizational Behavior
Human Resource Management
Parks-Leduc, L., Feldman, G., & Bardi, A. (2015). Personality and Values: A Meta-analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 19: 3-29.
Parks-Leduc, L., Pattie, M.W., Pargas, F., & Eliason, R.G. (2014) Self-Monitoring as an aggregate construct: Relationships with personality and values. Personality and Individual Differences, 58: 3-8.
Rutherford, M., Parks, L., Cavazos, D., & White, C.D. (2012). Business Ethics as a required course: Investigating the factors impacting the decision to require Ethics in the undergraduate business core curriculum. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11: 174-186.
Parks, L. & Guay, R. (2012). Can Personal Values Predict Performance? Evidence in an Academic Setting. Applied Psychology: An International Review. 61: 149-173.
Parks, L. & Guay, R. (2009). Personality, Values, and Motivation. Personality and Individual Differences, 47: 675-684.
2013-Present: Associate Professor. James Madison University
2007-2013: Assistant Professor. James Madison University
Paul Bierly Best Publication Award, Management Department, 2015
Dean’s Impact Award, JMU College of Business, 2014-2016
Madison Collaborative Research Grant, JMU, 2014-15; 2015-2016
Best Education Publication, JMU College of Business, 2013
Iowa Presidential Fellowship, University of Iowa
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Theta Kappa, and Golde
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