Kellyann Kowalski

Kellyann Kowalski, PhD

Associate Professor

Management & Marketing

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Charlton College of Business 215

Education

1997University of Rhode IslandPhD
1990Northeastern UniversityMBA
1987Southeastern Massachusetts University (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)BS

Teaching

  • Human resource management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Management history and theory

Teaching

Courses

An interactive skills-building course designed to take a thoughtful look at the key skills necessary for personal and managerial success in organizations. Students will develop interpersonal skills relating to understanding themselves, understanding and working with others, understanding and working in teams, and leading individuals and groups.

An interactive skills-building course designed to take a thoughtful look at the key skills necessary for personal and managerial success in organizations. Students will develop interpersonal skills relating to understanding themselves, understanding and working with others, understanding and working in teams, and leading individuals and groups.

The study of the formal systems devised for the management of people within an organization. Students are introduced to the area of management that focuses on how to attract, hire, train, motivate, and maintain employees. The focus is on the core competency areas that will be needed to be successful managers of human resources, whether within the human resource function, some support area, as a line manager, or to set up and manage a small business.

Research

Research interests

  • Organizational behavior
  • Role theory

Dr. Kowalski is an Associate Professor of Management at the Charlton College of Business, where she teaches courses such as Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, and Management History and Theory. She is a faculty advisor for the college's honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma and does student advising at the Academic Advising Center.

Her research interests lie in the area of role theory, with specific interests in balancing work and family roles, managing diversity, and telecommuting. She has done research on the role that social support plays in buffering the effects of work-family conflict. Recently, she has become interested in how telecommuters deal with the lack of boundaries between their work and family roles.

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