Assistant Professor of Management
I recently received my Ph.D. in Management from the University of North Texas (May 2018), which is a Carnegie-ranked top-tier research university. My dissertation, entitled "A Foot in Two Worlds: Exploring Organizational and Professional Dual Identification", was a three-study, quantitative exploration of a type of dual identification. In my work, I explored how identifying with one's profession and organization at the same time can have ramifications for the individual and their organization.
Before joining UNT, I received my BBA in Business Honors from Texas A&M University (December 2012) and my MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler (August 2014). While completing my MBA, I worked as a third-party recruiter (headhunter) in the finance and accounting industry.
I decided to leave industry and pursue a doctoral degree due to my interest in teaching, but I fell in love with research along the way. I believe that being a researcher allows me to be a better, more knowledgeable teacher and that being a teacher helps me conduct relevant and timely research. I enjoy getting to pursue both at Bryant University where I am an Assistant Professor of Management.
Personal & Family
When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Matt (who is an architect) and our son, Jack. We live in Providence, RI and enjoy spending time outdoors. I enjoy baking, cooking, reading, traveling, and playing tennis. I also enjoy writing to my three sponsored children through Compassion International, where I have been a sponsor for almost a decade.
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work" (2 Corinthians 9: 6-8)