Laura Leduc - 2021


Professor, Business Management
Year Started at JMU: 2007
Contact Info

  • Ph.D. - The University of Iowa - Business Administration, 2007
  • M.I.B.S. - The University of South Carolina - International Business, 1995
  • B.A. - Florida State University - French; Minor in International Affairs, 1992
  • A.A. - St. Petersburg Junior College, 1990
Professional Interests

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.

Personal Interests
  • Hiking
  • Travel
  • Wine Tasting
Professional Background
  • Director of MBA Admissions, University of Florida, 1998-2001
Courses Taught
  • Employment Law
  • Acquiring Human Capital
Positions Held
  • Professor, James Madison University, 2019-Present
  • Department Head, Management, James Madison University, 2018-2021
  • Associate Professor, James Madison University, 2013-2019
  • Assistant Professor, James Madison University, 2007-2013
Awards and Recognitions
  • Madison Scholar Award, 2019
  • CoB Foundation Faculty Fellow, 2018-2020
  • Teaching & Learning Scholarship Award, 2nd place, 2018
  • Paul Bierly Best Publication Award, Management Department, 2015 & 2017
  • Dean’s Impact Award, JMU College of Business, 2014-2016 & 2017-2019
  • 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 Golden Key
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Managerial Psychology
Key Publications

Barrick, M.R. & Parks-Leduc, L. (2019). "Selection for Fit", Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Vol. 6, pp. 171-193.

Parks-Leduc, L., Rutherford, M.A., Becker, K., & Shahzad, A. (2018). "Examining the Undergraduate Curricula for Human Resource Management:  Is there an agreed-upon body of knowledge?", Journal of Management Education, Vol. 42, pp. 211-238.  

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.

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