Liz Karam - 2021 image


Academic Unit Head and Associate Professor, Business Management & MBA Program
Contact Info

Teaching & Research Interests
  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Human resource management
  • Gender issues in business
  • Ph.D. - Michigan State, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, 2012
  • MBA - Michigan State, 2006
  • BA - University of Michigan, Sociology, 1997
Positions Held
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Management, Texas Tech University (2012-2021)
  • Organizational Development, Eaton Corp.
  • Human Resources, Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett
  • Personal Banker, Citizens Bank
Select 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.

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)

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