Liz Karam - 2021


Academic Unit Head and Associate Professor, Management
Year Started at JMU: 2021
Contact Info

  • Ph.D. - Michigan State, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, 2012
  • MBA - Michigan State, 2006
  • BA - University of Michigan, Sociology, 1997
Professional Interests
  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Human resource management
  • Gender issues in business
Personal Interests
  • Adventures with my daughters
  • Hiking and mountain biking
  • Traveling to great natural places
Professional Background
  • Organizational Development, Eaton Corp.
  • Human Resources, Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett
  • Personal Banker, Citizens Bank
Positions Held
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Management, Texas Tech University (2012-2021)
  • Editorial Review Board, Group and Organization Management
Awards and Recognitions
  • Faculty Ally of the Year Award - TTU Office of LGBTQIA (2021)
  • Texas Tech University Integrated Scholar Award – Recognizing Excellence in Research, Teaching, & Service (2021)
  • Texas Tech University President’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2017)
  • TTU Institute for Inclusive Excellence Fellow (2016-2017)
Key Publications

Gardner, W. L. Karam, E. P., Alvesson, M., & Einola, K. (in press). Authentic leadership theory: The case for and against. The Leadership Quarterly.

Waldron, T. L., Navis, C., Karam, E. P., & Markman, G. (2020) Toward a theory of activist-driven responsible innovation: How activists pressure firms to adopt more responsible practices. Journal of Management Studies.

Malisch, J. L., Harris, B. N., Sheerer, S. M., Lewis, K. A., Shepherd, S. L., McCarthy, P. C., *Spott, J. L., Karam, E. P., Moustaid-Moussa, N., Calarco, J. M., Ramalingam, L., Talley, A. E., Cañas-Carrell, J. E., Ardon-Dryer, K., Weiser, D. A., Bernal, X. E., & Deitloff, J. (2020). In the wake of COVID-19, academia needs new solutions to ensure gender equity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(27), 15378-15381.

Hartnell, C. A., Ou, A. Y., Kinicki, A. J., Choi, D., & Karam, E. P. (2019). A meta-analytic test of culture's association with internal contextual correlates and its relative predictive validity on organizational outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(6), 832-850.

Karam, E. P., Hu, J., Davison, R. B., Juravich, M. A., Nahrgang, J. D., Humphrey, S. E., & DeRue, S. D. (2019). Illuminating the “face” of justice: A meta-analytic examination of leadership and organizational justice. Journal of Management Studies, 56(1), 134-171.

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