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Ellen Kossek

Basil S. Turner Professor of Management & Research Director Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership ;

Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek (Ph.D., Yale) is Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management & Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.  She was President of the Work and Family Researchers Network and  Associate Director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety & Health of the Work Family Health Network http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/wfhn/home.   Elected a Fellow in  the American Psychological Association &  the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, to the Academy of Management's Board of Governors, and Chair of the Gender and Diversity Division,  Dr. Kossek's research has won awards for advancing gender, work-life and diversity in organizations including the Sage scholarly achievement award of the Gender and Diversity division of the Academy of Management and most recently the Families and Work Institute's Work Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work life movement http://www.familiesandwork.org/blog/work-life-innovators-honored/.

Her research focuses on implementation of new ways of working, technology and eworking, flexibility, workforce resiliency and sustainability, leadership and organizational change management and workplace interventions, workplace inclusion and talent management of gender and diversity. Dr. Kossek was recently featured in the Financial Times http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/350fce70-8913-11e3-9f48-00144feab7de.html#axzz2zFPM0yKV.  She has been invited to give keynote speeches to managers, students and researchers in over a dozen countries. Prior to becoming a professor, she worked in Human Resources in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for Hitachi, IBM & GTE and other employers.



Ph.D. Yale University, Organizational Behavior
M.B.A., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Human Resources
B.A., Mount Holyoke College, So.Hadley, Mass., Psychology with honors

Ellen Kossek


Phone: (765) 49-46852
Office: RAWL 4005

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