Kathryn M. Bartol Directory Page
Kathryn M. Bartol
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Kay Bartol has retired after an extraordinary forty-five-year career at the Smith School. She has done path-breaking research in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources particularly on the topics such as how leaders can empower employees, manage virtual and distributed teams, and enhance employee creativity. She has been a prolific scholar, publishing in top academic journals and garnering extensive citations on her work. She was awarded several research grants from prominent institutions including the National Science Foundation and the Society of Human Resource Management. She has been inducted as a Fellow of several prestigious associations such as the Academy of Management, The American Psychological Association, The Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and American Psychological Society.
Kay has also provided substantive service contributions to the School and to her field. She was the President of the Academy of Management, Dean of the Fellows of the Academy of Management, Chair of the Academy of Management Committee on the Status of Women and Chair of Social Issues in the Management Division of the Academy of Management. She also served on editorial boards of multiple top academic journals. She was the chair of the Management and Organization department for more than 8 years over two terms and the Director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC).
She is loved by her past students – at all levels from undergraduate to MBA to PhD – and has developed a host of popular courses on critical and timely topics including leadership, teams and social networks. She chaired the dissertations of many doctoral students who have gone on to place, and be granted tenure at, top schools around the world. A gifted instructor throughout her career, Kay won the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, the Allen Krowe Award for Excellence in Teaching (four times!), along with countless other teaching awards.
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