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Faculty Research

Our Contribution to a Global Conversation

The Pepperdine Graziadio Center for Women in Leadership engages in empirical and conceptual research on the status of women in positions in leadership and opportunities to influence the world around them. This includes the provision of grants and the Faculty Research Symposium, which kicked off in Fall 2015 and provides a platform for faculty across all five schools to present gender-related research.


Jillian Alderman, PhD Assistant Professor of Accounting

Jillian Alderman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Alderman, J. (2017). Does Auditor Gender Influence Auditor Liability? Exploring the Impact of the Crime Congruency Effect on Jurors' Perceptions of Auditor Negligence. Advances in Accounting, 38C, 75-87.

Terri Egan, PhD

Terri Egan, PhD

Associate Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

Tsui, A. S., Egan, T. D., & O'Reilly III, C. A. (1992). Being different: Relational
demography and organizational attachment. Administrative Science Quarterly, 549-579

Tsui, A. S., Porter, L. W., & Egan, T. D. (2002). When both similarities and dissimilarities
matter: Extending the concept of relational demography. Human Relations, 55(8), 899-929

Tsui, A. S., & Xin, K. R. Egan, T. D., (1995). Relational demography: The missing
link in vertical dyad linkage, in Jackson, S., & Ruderman, M. N. (eds.), Diversity
in Work Teams: Research Paradigms for a Changing Workplace. Washington, DC: American
Psychological Association. 97-129

Ann Feyerherm Professor of Organizational Theory and Management

Ann Feyerherm, PhD

Professor of Organizational Theory and Management

Feyerherm, A. & Vick, Y.H. (2005) Generation X Women in High Technology: Overcoming
Gender and Generational Challenges To Succeed in The Corporate Environment. Career Development International, 10(3), 216-227

Jennifer Franczak

Jennifer Franczak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Organization Theory and Management

Hall, A., Franczak, J., Herrera, D., & Hochwarter, W. (2016). Driving away the bad guys: The interactive effects of politics perceptions and work drive across two studies. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies; 24:1.

Maretno Harjoto, PhD

Maretno Harjoto, PhD

Professor of Finance

Harjoto, M., and F. Rossi (2019), "Religiosity, Female Directors, and Corporate Social Responsibility for Italian Listed Companies," Journal of Business Research, Forthcoming. 

Harjoto, M., I. Laksmana, and Y. Yang (2018), "Board Diversity and Corporate Investment Oversight", Journal of Business Research, Vol. 90 (September 2018), 40-47. 

Bernice Ledbetter Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management

Bernice Ledbetter, EdD

Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management

Ledbetter, B. (2017 in press). Women in leadership in Uganda. In M. Weber and K. Cissna-Heath (Eds.). Women in Leadership and Work-Family Integration, Volume Three: A Global Perspective. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Ledbetter, Bernice l. (2014). A Values Approach to Advancing Women in Leadership:
Using Talent Management to Change the Equation. Graziadio Business Review, 17(3)

John Paglia Professor of Finance

John Paglia, PhD, CPA, CFA

Professor of Finance

Paglia, John, and David Robinson. "Measuring the Representation of Women and Minorities in the SBIC Program." Library of Congress, Federal Research Division (2016). 1-43.

Bobbi Thomason Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

Bobbi Thomason, PhD

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

Hannah Riley Bowles, Bobbi Thomason, and May Al-Dabbagh, "Do Men Always Ask?", invited submission in preparation for Harvard Business Review Online

Bobbi Thomason. "Conclusion: The Internet of Women's Role in Catalyzing Global Gender Equality." The Internet of Women: Accelerating Cultural Change, Eds. Nada Anid, Laurie Cantileno, Monique Morrow and Rahilla Zafar. September 2016.

Hannah Riley Bowles and Bobbi Thomason. "Using Research to Generate Advice for Women: Examples from Negotiation Research" in Selection and Assessment of Women and Men as Business Leaders: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions, Eds. Isabell M. Welpe, Prisca Brosi, Lisa Ritzenhöfer and Tanja Schwarzmüller. 2015.

Hannah Riley Bowles, Bobbi Thomason, and Julia Bear. “Reconceptualizing Women’s Career Negotiations: Asking, Bending and Shaping” (In-Press at Academy of Management Journal)

May Al-Dabbagh, Hannah Riley Bowles, and Bobbi Thomason*. “Status Reinforcement in Emerging Economies: The Psychological Experience of Local Candidates Striving for Global Employment.” Organization Science. 2016.

Sara Vaerlander, Pamela Hinds, Bobbi Thomason, Brandi Pearce and Heather Altman. “Enacting a Constellation of Logics: How Employees Recontextualize Practices in Global Organizations.” Academy of Management Discoveries. 2016. 

Dana Sumpter, Associate Professor of Organization Theory and Management

Dana Sumpter, PhD

Associate Professor of Organization Theory and Management

Sumpter, D. and Zanhour, M. (2020). 3 Ways Companies Can Retain Working Moms Right Now Harvard Business Review

Sumpter, D. and Zanhour, M. (2020). Whose Job Wins? 3 Tips for Working Mothers in Negotiating WFH with partners Lioness Magazine

Sumpter, D. and Zanhour, M. (2020). In a Dual Career Household During COVID, Whose Job Wins?  Professional Women's Magazine