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Kathryn Jacobson

Dr. Kathryn Jacobson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Organizational Studies at the University of New Mexico.

After working as an operations manager in the banking industry, she received her Ph.D. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Kathryn’s research interests include organizational culture, leadership, diversity, influence tactics, and counterproductive work behaviors (specifically bullying). Her research has been published in premiere academic journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly and Personnel Psychology. Her recent paper on socioemotional wealth and business risks in family-controlled firms has won numerous awards for scholarly contribution. Additionally, she has numerous papers surrounding bullying, leadership, and diversity.

She consults, presents, and facilitates professional workshops for profit and non-profit organizations across the country in many areas, including diversity, organizational development/change, managing difficult people, and executive leadership training.

She has taught at all levels including: undergraduate, part-time MBA, full-time MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and on-line.