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Krannert's Ellen Ernst Kossek honored as Academy of Management Fellow

Monday, August 13, 2018

Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence at Purdue University, has been elected as a Fellow by the Academy of Management (AOM) for her “significant contributions to the science and practice of management.”

Kossek is among a cohort of nine new Fellows selected by the organization, which has nearly 20,000 members in more than 120 countries. They were honored at a celebration dinner during the AOM’s 78th annual meeting on Aug. 10-14 in Chicago, Illinois. The Fellowship is a lifetime designation.

“Ellen has made unique and central contributions to the field of management and organizational science, particularly in the subfield of work and family research,” said Dr. Carrie R. Leana, a current AOM Fellow and the George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management and director of the Center for Healthcare Management at the University of Pittsburgh.

“Indeed, Ellen is a foundational scholar in this domain and has been instrumental in advancing and developing this important stream of research,” said Leana, who was one of two Fellows to nominate Kossek and introduced her at the celebration dinner.

“The questions she asks are theoretically interesting and practically important, and her work has prompted scholars to think about management from new perspectives, considering constituencies that had been historically underrepresented in management research.” 

Kossek has published more than 90 refereed journal articles, ten books, 30 book chapters, and numerous technical reports and teaching aides. Her research focuses on organizational and leader support of work-life and gender diversity, flexibility and boundary management, and interventions.

She has received numerous prizes and recognition for her research, including the Rosebeth Moss Kanter Award, the Families and Work Institute’s Work-Life Legacy Award and “best paper” honors from the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Kossek was most recently recognized as a “Top Ten Extraordinary Contributor” in seven areas of excellence to advance the work-family field by the Work and Family Researchers Network at its 2018 annual conference. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Kossek joins Professor Emeritus Dan Schendel, a pioneer in the field of strategic management, as only the second faculty member from the Krannert School to be elected an AOM Fellow.

“Dr. Kossek’s research and her commitment to fostering interdisciplinary dialogue on leadership and organizational practice is a true exemplar of the best and most innovative ways of supporting societal change,” says David Hummels, dean of Purdue’s School of Management. “We applaud her well-deserved recognition as an AOM Fellow and are honored to count her among our faculty.”