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Debra J. Louis

Debra J. Louis
Debra J. Louis
  • Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Louis is an Associate Professor of Management.  Her main area of  expertise is Organizational Behavior with additional teaching interests in Leadership, Teams, and Cross-Cultural Management.  Prior to joining the faculty at MIU, she was Dean of the College of Business at Trident University International, Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.  Before entering academia, Dr. Louis spent 10 years working in the areas of government and law.  She has also been active as a consultant to a variety of organizations ranging from small community-based organizations to Fortune 100 firms, mostly in the areas of strategic planning and diversity management.

Position

  • Associate Professor of Management

Education

  • BA-Psychology. University of Texas at Austin
  • MBA. Southern Illinois University
  • PhD – Organizational Behavior. Cornell University

Research and Publications

Dr. Louis’ research interests fall generally in the area of intergroup cooperation and conflict. She is active in the Academy of Management and has served as an officer of the Conflict Management Division. She has won several awards for her research including a Best Dissertation Award and a Best Paper Award from the Academy.

Published Articles, Conferences Papers, Presentations and Workshops (formerly Connelley)

  • Woodhull. M.D and Louis, DJ (2009) Why did they do that??? A cross-cultural study of daily decision-making by Mexican maquiliadora and US/Canadian managers. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, (3) 1, 77-93.
  • Connelley, Debra Louis and Robert Folger. (2004) “Hidden bias: The impact of relational models on perceptions of fairness in human resource systems”. In Nick Haslam (Ed.) Relational Models Theory: A Contemporary Overview. Lawrence Erhlbaum Associates.
  • Connelley, D.L. (2004). “Work Values and Diversity Management: Tracking a Paradigm Shift in Ethics.” Proceedings of the International Society for the Study of Workplace Values Conference. New Orleans.
  • Halpern, J.J. and D.L. Connelley. (1998) “The playground negotiation” in R.J. Lewicki D.M. Saunders, & J.W. Minton (Eds.) Negotiation: Readings, Exercises, & Cases. Chicago, IL: Irwin.
  • Elmes, M. and D.L. Connelley. (1997) “Dreams of diversity and the realities of intergoup relations in organizations”. In P. Prasad, A.J. Mills, M. Elmes, & A. Prasad (eds.) Managing the Organizational Melting Pot: Dilemmas of Workplace Diversity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Halpern J.J. and D.L. Connelley, (1996) “The playground negotiation.” International Journal of Conflict Management. Volume 7, Number 3, July 1996.
  • Connelley, D.L. (1994) “Social identity as a barrier to understanding: The role of gender and race”. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings. Madison, WI: Omnipress.
  • Connelley, D.L. (1994) “Toward an intergoup theory of diversity management: The role of social identity and relational models on intergroup conflict in a heterogeneous workforce”. Doctoral dissertation. Ithaca, New York.

Presentations

  • Louis, D.J. and Tanasescu, M. (2018). “Badges and Micros and Certs – Oh My! Threats of Disruption to the Higher Education Sector.” 2018 WASC ARC Conference, Burlingame, California
  • Louis, D.J., Culpepper, A. and van Heerden, E. (2010). “Quality Education on Demand.” WASC-ARC conference, Long Beach, California.
  • Woodhull, M.D., Louis, D.J., and A.P. Fiske. (2008) “Comparing relational models across cultures: Mexican Maquiladora and US/CAN parent company managers.” 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Glover, A., Dent, E.B. and D.J. Louis. (2006) “Modeling ethnicity, justice, and organizational resistance.” 2006 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta Georgia
  • Connelley, D.L. and E. Goodrick. (2005) “When a rose is not a rose: A 21st century vision of institutional conflict.” 2005 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • Murray, T. and Connelley, D.L. (2005) “Toward an integrated process model of peer reporting.” 2005 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • Connelley, D. L. (2004). “Work values and diversity management: Tracking a paradigm shift in ethics.” Conference of the International Society for the Study of Workplace Values. New Orleans.
  • Cho, B. and D.L. Connelley. (2002) “The effect of gender, conflict and power differentials on social identity and intergroup discrimination”. 2002 Academy of Management National Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Connelley. D. L., D.J., J. Brockner, B. Chung, S. Friday, and P. Kim. “Just who do you think I am? Conflict between personal and social identities”. 2001 Academy of Management National Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Connelley, D. L. and L. Nowak. “The ethics of diversity: A Janusian approach”. Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2001.
  • Connelley, D. L. and R. Folger. “Relational Models, Justice, and Human Resource Systems in Demographically Diverse Organizations”, Relational Models in the Disciplines Conference, University at Buffalo, School of Management, May 2000.
  • Connelley, D. L. and L. Nowak. “Negotiating ethical conflicts over diversity management”, Academy of Management National Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, August 2000.
  • Connelley, D. L. and D. Conlon. “The effect of social identity on negotiation expectations”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, 1999.
  • Connelley, D.L. “Social identity and organizational norms: Implications for managing diversity”, Celebration of Research, Education and Scholarship on Women and Gender, April 1998.
  • Connelley, D. L. “Theories of management and their relevance to the University as a learning organization”, Department of Comparative and Global Studies in Education, School of Education, University at Buffalo, Spring semester, 1997.
  • Connelley, D.L. “Construing social relationships in diverse organizations: A new model of intergroup conflict”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Cincinnati August 1996.
  • Connelley, D.L. “Social identity and organizational norms: Implications for managing diversity”, Psychology Department Faculty and Graduate Student Colloquium, University at Buffalo, April 1996.
  • Connelley, D.L. and H. Sondak. “If someone gives you a chicken: An introduction to relational models theory”, Joint Symposium: Conflict Management Organizational Behavior and Organization Management Theory Divisions, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., August 1995.
  • Connelley, D.L. “Hidden bias: The effect of relational models on assessments of human resource systems in demographically diverse organizations”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., August 1995.
  • Connelley, D.L. and R.N. Stern. “The effect of social identity on cooperation in organizational crisis management”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., August 1995.
  • Connelley, D.L. “Social identity as a barrier to understanding: The role of gender and race”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX August 1994.
  • Tolbert P.S., and Connelley, D.L. “Organizational socialization and survival: Macro-level impacts of micro-level processes”. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 1990.