Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D., Psychology, Rice University, 1993
M.A., Psychology, Rice University, 1991
B.A. (Honors), Psychology, University of South Florida, 1988
Professor Emrich teaches in the areas of organizational behavior and leadership. Her current research focuses on executive leadership, leader communication, and gender discrimination.
Her recent publications include “Images in Words: Presidential Rhetoric, Charisma, and Greatness” (with Holly H. Brower, Jack M. Feldman, & Howard Garland) Administrative Science Quarterly, “Thinking Outside the Box by Looking Inside the Box: Extending the Cognitive Revolution in Leadership Research” (with Robert G. Lord), Leadership Quarterly (2000); “Context Effects in Leadership Perception,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (1999); “Sex Stereotyping in the Executive Suite: ‘Much Ado About Something,’” Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 13(1), 127-138 (1998); “Male-Female Differences: A Computer Simulation” (with R. Martell and D. Lane), American Psychologist, 51(2), 157-158 (1996); “A Methodological and Substantive Note on Performance Attribution Effects in Ratings of Work Groups: Memory or Response Bias?” (with R. Martell), Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process, 56, 91-109 (1993). Her work on presidential rhetoric has been featured in the Harvard Business Review (Roche, Jan. 2001: 113-114).
At Rice University, she participated in the Rice Internship Program and gained professional consulting experience at Fred Dorin Associated and the Texas Department of Corrections. She was named the Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughan Research Fellow in 1991-92.
Professor Emrich is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Society, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Southern Management Association. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management.