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Welcome Kathryn Jacobson!

June 26, 2018 - Leslie Venzuela

Dr. Kathryn JacobsonDr. Kathryn Jacobson received overwhelming support by the faculty to serve as the new Associate Dean for Students. Professor Jacobson is an outstanding faculty member in the Department of Organizational Studies and as associate dean she will be a valued member of the Dean’s Office.

Dean Craig White is excited to have Dr. Jacobson in this important service role at Anderson and he thanks Dimitri Kapelianis for serving as associate dean over the past year. Dr. Kapelianis recently returned to his full-time faculty position.

Associate Dean Shawn Berman says while Kathryn’s focus will be on all things related to the student experience at Anderson, he believes it’s her expertise in leadership, organizational behavior, and organizational design that will help the Dean’s Office and Anderson immensely.

Kathryn earned her Ph.D. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and she 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 paper on socioemotional wealth and business risks in family-controlled firms won numerous awards for scholarly contribution. Additionally, she has numerous papers surrounding bullying, leadership, and diversity.

Kathryn 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.

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