Meara Habashi, Director
Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management
Dr. Habashi received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2008 from Purdue University. Since that time, she has spent a number of years teaching and researching at various institutions. Dr. Habashi joined the faculty at Krannert in 2016 after spending 5 years at the University of Iowa. Dr. Habashi's primary research focus is in the area of motivation and emotion. She is particularly interested in how individual differences and emotion act as motivators of social behavior. Her research takes a traditional social cognitive person X situation approach to examine how different types of motivations affect various domains of behavior, including gender differences in occupational preference, helping behavior, and information processing.
Catherine is a graduate of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan with a BA in American Cultural Studies. Catherine worked in the retail jewelry industry as an appraiser before taking time to raise her children. Prior to relocating to Lafayette, Catherine held positions as the Executive Director for a non-profit girl choir and as an assistant tailor for a couture bridal store, both in metropolitan Atlanta, GA. She joined Krannert in January of 2017 as a Program Coordinator for the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management.