Hey there – I’m Meredith.
Thank you for your interest in my research!
My research investigates individual differences & change within the workplace. I am especially interested in gender in the workplace. I often study how individual differences impact employees’ ability to (i) handle mergers and acquisitions – a macro-organizational change – or (ii) drive micro-level changes – such as changes to their networks of relationships, innovative changes, or changes to their careers through voluntary turnover.
If you’re interested in examining any of these topics in your research or organization, please reach out. I’d love to chat.
“Right now, women are in a unique position. We are on both sides of the powerful/powerless divide. How do you create a future that is better for everyone and not just yourself? How do we fight for the good of all humanity, not just the women who resemble us? The obstacles I face are different than the obstacles you face because most of the universal obstacles have been removed. We are women, but it might be more helpful to think of ourselves as human first.”
I am an Assistant Professor of OBHR at Purdue University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business in 2017, where I was a fellow at the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis.
My research generally encompasses two primary themes. First, I am interested in how employees drive and handle change. I study how employees handle large organizational changes, such as mergers and acquisitions. I also investigate how individuals drive more micro-changes, such as changing in their network of workplace relationships, driving innovative changes in the workplace, and driving changes in their careers by quitting their jobs. Second, I am interested in employees’ individual differences, including gender and political skill. My work is often at the intersection of these two themes. It has appeared in premier journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management.
I teach OBHR Research Methods for doctoral students and Organizational Behavior for undergraduates at Purdue. In the past, I have taught Organizational Network Analysis at Vanderbilt, Contemporary Organizational Leadership at Portland State, and Organizational Behavior at the University of Kentucky.
I live in Indiana with my wife (Julie), our three children (Charlotte, Elodie, and Alden), and our two adorable pups (Lilly and Hazel).
Please reach out to me if you’re interested in examining any of the topics I study in your research or organization, want to introduce yourself, or want to chat for any other reason. The quickest way to reach me is via email.
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Krannert Building Room 518
403 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907