Interim Department Head, 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
Current Courses Taught
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment Law
  • Acquiring Human Capital
Positions Held
  • 2013-Present: Associate Professor. James Madison University        
  • 2007-2013: Assistant Professor.  James Madison University
Awards and Recognitions
  • 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
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Inquiry
  • Faculty advisor, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Member, Compensation Advisory Council (JMU)
Key Publications

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.

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