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Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek

Ellen Ernst Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and the Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, a center that focuses on advancing women's leadership in organizations and society. Dr. Kossek is also currently Associate Director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety, and Health of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Work, Family and Health Network, an interdisciplinary national research team collaborating to implement field studies that have the goal of reducing work-family conflict as a pathway to enhance employee and family health and organizational effectiveness. She is the current elected President of the Work Family Researchers Network.


Her research is focused on three areas: 1) leader and organizational support of positive work-life-family relationships to improve productivity, well-being and reduce stress; 2) organizational adaptation to new work forms such as flexible work schedules, workload, and E-working (telework and mobile personal devices); and 3) managing global workforces, gender and diversity across global cultures and contexts.


Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek has a Ph.D. from Yale University in Organizational Behavior, an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree with honors from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She has also been elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, to the board of Governors of the National Academy of Management and Chair of the Academy's Gender and Diversity division.

Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek


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