Elaine Hollensbe

Elaine Hollensbe


Professional Summary

Elaine Hollensbe is a Professor in the Management Department. She completed her PhD in organizational behavior and human resource management at the University of Kansas. She is a former Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal and is currently on the editorial boards for the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Dr. Hollensbe has completed quantitative research on goal setting, compensation and self-efficacy, and qualitative research in the areas of identity, work-life balance, and emotion. Her current research (mostly with doctoral students) is qualitative and focuses on individual and organizational identity; work-home balance, and organizational identification. Her research has been published in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, and Human Resource Development Quarterly and has been recognized with national awards, including the Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award, and the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award. Dr. Hollensbe teaches classes in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has received four teaching awards from the Lindner College of Business. She is a Fellow of the University"s Academy of Fellows of Teaching and Learning, and is both a Research Fellow and a Teaching Fellow in the Lindner College of Business. She also is involved in designing and facilitating executive programs and workshops on leadership, team building, and work-life balance. She has a BA in journalism and mass communications from Iowa State University, and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to completing her PhD, she was an academic administrator and a communications consultant in Kansas City.


Ph D: University of Kansas Lawrence, KS, 2001 (Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management)

MBA: University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO, 1991 (Organizational Behavior )

BA: Iowa State University Ames, IA, 1979 ( Journalism/Mass Communications)