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Laura M Little Chick-Fil-A Distinguished Professor for Leadership Advancement, Institute for Leadership Advancement Professor, Department of Management PhD, Organizational Behavior, Oklahoma State University, 2007 MBA, Business, University of Texas, 2001 BA, Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 1996 Work-life (e.g., pregnancy and work, working parents, leave policies, etc) Self-regulation at work (e.g., emotions, image management, identity management) Journal Articles Gabriel, A., Ladge, J., Little, L.M., Stillwell, E. & McGowan, R. Sensemaking through the storm: How postpartum depression shapes personal work–family narratives. (in press) Journal of Applied Psychology.
Paustian-Underdahl, S., Little, L.M., Mandeville, A., Hinojosa, A., & †Keyes, A. Examining the Role of Maternity Benefit Comparisons and Pregnancy Discrimination in Women’s Turnover Decisions. (in press) Personnel Psychology.
Gabriel, A.S., Allen, T.D.§, Devers, C.E.§, Eby, L.T.§, Gilson, L.L.§, Hebl, M.§, Kehoe, R.R.§, King, E.B.§, Ladge, J.J.§, Little, L.M.§, Ou, A.Y.§, Schleicher, D.J.§, Shockley, K.M.§, Klotz, A.C., & Rosen, C.C. (2023). A call to action: Taking the untenable out of women professors’ pregnancy, postpartum, and caregiving demands. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 16(2), 187-210.
Little, L.M., & Masterson, C. (2023) Mothers’ reentry: A relative contribution perspective of dual-earner parents’ roles, resources, and outcomes. Academy of Management Journal.
Konig, A., Graf-Vlachy, L., Bundy, J., & Little, L.M. (2020). A blessing and a curse: How CEOs’ trait empathy affects their management of organizational crises. Academy of Management Review, 45, 130-153.
Paustian-Underdahl, S., †Mandeville, A., Eaton, A., & Little, L.M. (2019). Pushed out or opting out? Integrating perspectives on gender differences in withdrawal attitudes during pregnancy, Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 985-1002.
Ladge, J. & Little, L.M. (2019). When expectations become reality: Work-family image management and identity adaptation. Academy of Management Review, 44, 126-149.
Little, L.M., Hinojosa, A., Paustian-Underdahl, S. & Zipay, K. (2018) Managing the Harmful Effects of Unsupportive Organizations During Pregnancy. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 631-643.
Little, L.M., Hinojosa, A., & Lynch, J. (2017) Make them feel: How the disclosure of pregnancy affects supervisor exchange relationships. Organization Science, 28:618-635.
Little, L.M., Gooty, J., & Williams, M. (2016) The Role of Leader Emotion Management in Leader-Member Exchange and Follower Outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, 27:85-97.
Little, L.M., Major, V., Hinojosa, A., & Nelson, D.L. (2015) Professional image maintenance: How women navigate pregnancy in the workplace. Academy of Management Journal, 58:8-37.
Muller, A., Pfarrer, M., & Little, L.M. (2014) A theory of collective empathy in corporate philanthropy decisions. Academy of Management Review, 39:1-21.
Frazier, M.L., Gooty, J., Little, L.M. & Nelson, D.L. (2014) Employee attachment: Implications for supervisor trustworthiness and trust. Journal of Business And Psychology, 30:373-386.
Little, L.M., Kluemper, D., Nelson, D., & Ward, A.J. (2013) More than happy to help? Customer-focused emotion management strategies. Personnel Psychology, 66:261-286.
Little, L.M., Kluemper, D., Nelson, D.L., & Gooty, J. (2012) Development and validation of the interpersonal emotion management strategies scale. Journal of Occupational And Organizational Psychology, 85:407-420.
Little, L.M., Nelson, D. L., Quade, M., & Ward, A.J. (2011) Stressful Demands or Helpful Guidance? The Role of Display Rules in Indian Call Centers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79(3):724-733.
Little, L.M., Nelson, D.L., Wallace, J.C., & Johnson, P. (2011) Integrating attachment styles, vigor, and extra-role performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32:464-484.
Wallace, J.C., Little, L.M., Hill, A., & Ridge, J. (2010) CEO motivational foci, environmental dynamism, and small firm performance. Journal of Small Business Management, (48):580-604.
Kleumper, D., Little, L.M., & DeGroot, T. (2009) State or trait: Effects of state optimism on job-related outcomes. Journal of Organizational Behavior, (30):209-231.
Simmons, B.L., Gooty, J., Nelson, D.L., & Little, L.M. (2009) Secure attachment style: Implications for hope, trust, burnout, and performance. Journal Of Organizational Behavior, (30):233-247.
Bowler, W.M., Halbesleben, J.R.B., Stodnick, M., Seevers, M.T., & Little, L.M. (2009) The moderating effect of network centrality on motive to perform interpersonal citizenship. Journal of Management Issues, (13):95-104.
Wallace, J. C., Little, L., & Shull, A. (2008) The moderating effects of task complexity on the relationship between regulatory foci and safety and production performance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, (13):95-104.
Little, L.M., Simmons, B.L., & Nelson, D.L. (2007) Health among leaders: Positive and negative affect, engagement and burnout, forgiveness and revenge. Journal of Management Studies, (44):243-260.
Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal, 2022–present Special Issue Guest Editor, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes: Allyship, Advocacy and Social Justice to Support Equality for Marginalized Groups in the Workplace, 2022– 2022 Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2020–present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2020–present Editorial Board Member, Personnel Psychology, 2017–present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2008– 2018 Editorial Board Member, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 2012– 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal, 2022 Best Paper Award 2016, Academy of Management Journal, 2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management, OB Division, 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2014 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2011 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management, OB Division, 2011 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management, OB Division, 2007 Visiting Professor, Oklahoma State University, Management, 2006-2008 Consultant, Bearing Point, Telecommunications, 2001-2003 Project Manager, Nokia, Internet Communications, 2000-2001