Candice Lange, Director
Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management
Candice Lange joined Krannert in July as the Director of the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management. Previously, she was president of Lange Advisors, a consulting and executive coaching firm.
Before launching her consulting practice, Candi was Director of Workforce Partnering at Eli Lilly and Company, where she built the company’s work-life initiative and led its diversity strategy and the extension of the Lilly corporate brand into its people practices. Under her leadership, Lilly achieved national recognition on a number of annual lists, including the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work in America and the Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.
Candi has served in a number of leadership roles in the community. She was a member of the national advisory board for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and is a past president of its Indiana chapter. She was the founding co-chair of the greater Indianapolis United Way Success-by-Six initiative and was on the steering committee for the Boston College Work-Life Roundtable. In 1998, Candi served as an advisor to a White House Working Group on Child Care, chaired by treasury secretary Robert Rubin. She has served on a number of advisory boards, including Bright Horizons Inc. and Indianapolis Woman magazine. She is a past president of the board of directors for St. Mary’s Child Center, a preschool and intervention center for young children at risk due to extreme poverty. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University Center for Families. Honors and awards include the Indiana Child Care Champion Award and Friend of Purdue.
Candi holds a degree in pharmacy from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University.
Center Research Fellow
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.
Ellen Ernst Kossek
Basil S. Turner Professor of Management, Krannert School of Management and Research Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership Excellence
Ellen Ernst Kossek (PhD, Yale) is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She is a 2016-2017 Academic Leadership Program Fellow in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. She holds degrees from Yale University (Ph.D, organizational behavior), the University of Michigan (MBA, human resources); and Mount Holyoke College (honors in psychology).
Her research has won awards including the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter award for research excellence, the Families and Work Institutes’ Work-Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work-life movement and the Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity Division’s Sage Scholarly achievement award for advancing understanding of gender and diversity in organizations. She was the first elected president of the Work-Family Researchers Network, a founding member of the Work Family Health Network and elected a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She was elected to serve on the Academy of Management’s board of governors, and Chair, of the Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division. She has been invited to give keynote speeches to managers, scholars, students and policymakers in over a dozen countries.
Prior to taking an endowed chair at Purdue, she was awarded the rank of University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. She has been a visiting scholar at Kings’ College London, Harvard Business School, the University of Adelaide, Australia, and the University of Michigan’s Institute of Social Research, and Center for Education of Women. Prior to becoming a professor, she worked in Human Resources in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for Hitachi, IBM & GTE. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Forbes and other media outlets. She works globally to advance knowledge on gender and diversity and positive employment practices.
Research Associate and Project Manager, Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership Excellence
Dr. Kyunghee Lee is a Research Associate and Project Manager at the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center at Purdue University. She earned her Ph.D. at Texas Tech and previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. Her research interests include military families, work-family issues, dyadic and longitudinal processes of intimate relationships, and voluntary childlessness.
Hannah is a graduate of the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue with a degree in Public Relations and Rhetorical Advocacy. She joined Krannert in November 2016 as the Program Coordinator for the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management and the Krannert Leaders Academy. Before coming to Krannert, Hannah worked as a leasing consultant and member of the marketing team for Granite Student Living in West Lafayette, where she helped provide a plan for the company's branding. Most recently, she worked as a writer-editor for Purdue Marketing and Media, working primarily with Admissions and providing support for publications. Hannah has been a regular contributor to the Lafayette Magazine since May 2011 and is an educational program volunteer for the Greater Lafayette chapter of Food Finders.
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.