Doctoral Student Laura Madden's Bio
Meet Laura Madden, Doctoral Student
I am a fourth year PhD student in the Organizations & Strategy PhD program. I earned my undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and my MA from James Madison University. After graduation, I taught courses for JMU and was awarded a fellowship to study the role of part-time instructors in the University. The data we gathered during that study resulted in a paper in College Teaching and led me to the Organizations and Strategy PhD program. Since matriculating, I have worked as a research assistant on several projects studying radical change, firm survival, innovation, and compassion. My main research interest lies in Positive Organizational Behavior and Scholarship.
During the academic year 2011-2012, I taught two sections of our capstone management course, International Business Strategy, which allowed me to facilitate many conversations with students from diverse areas of the college about the application of business concepts to a rapidly changing business context. During the summers of 2009 and 2010, I helped to lead a study abroad trip to Bordeaux, France. I enjoyed focusing on global issues in business as well as exploring a different culture and language with a great group of undergraduate students. I look forward to teaching a new course, Organizational Behavior, in the Fall of 2012.
I am always happy to discuss the doctoral program and research questions that affect organizations, so please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions.
- Madden, L. T., Duchon, D., Madden, T. M., & Plowman, D. A. (in press). An emergent model of organizational capacity for compassion. Academy of Management Review.
- Meixner, C., Kruck, S.E., & Madden, L. T. (in press). "Inclusion of part-time faculty for the benefit of faculty and students” College Teaching, 58: 141-147.
Laura T. Madden
406 Stokely Management Center
The Department of Management
408 Stokely Management Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-0545