Basil S. Turner Professor of Management & Research Director Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership
Krannert School of Management
Careers, Change Management, Gender and Diversity, International Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Social Issues
Aging Workforce, Future of Work, Remote Work and Working Families
Ellen Ernst Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and the first elected President of the Work-Family Researchers Network. Elected a Fellow in the Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association, Ellen currently studies how work-life boundaries, work-life-family and diversity employment practices impact women’s workplace inclusion and career equality. She also designs and conducts interventions and evaluates them in field experiments to help organizations and leaders implement work-life flexibility, and work-life cultural change and gender equality initiatives.
Ellen has organized a research to practice conference series on breaking bias to advance gender and diversity and an NSF workshop bringing together scholars on management and diversity on the organizational science of fostering work-life inclusion in universities. Kossek has won many awards, including the Work-Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work-life movement; the Ellen Galinsky Generative Researcher Award, (2020) for contributing break-through thinking to the work-family field; the Sage Scholarly achievement award from the Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division for advancing understanding of gender and diversity in organizations, and won and also been a multi-year finalist for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter award for work-family research excellence and a best paper award (JOB) for research on diversity climate. She recently was cited in a Stanford study as being in the top 2% of authors publishing in business and management. Her research been published in top academic and management journals and national media publications.
Ellen recently led in writing a commissioned report for the National Academies of Sciences on the effects of COVID-19 on the work-life boundaries and domestic labor of Women in Academic Science STEMM; and also has written reports on future work life policies for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Prior to joining Purdue, Ellen was University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, the Center for Creative Leadership, Kings College, the University of South Australia, Harvard, and the University of Bologna. She currently teaches classes on leading management of diversity and inclusion and managing global organizational behavior and human resources.
- Misery Loves Company: An Investigation of Couples’ Interrole Conflict Congruence, Academy of Management Journal
- Maternal Bodies as Taboo at Work: New Perspectives on the Marginalizing of Senior-level Women in Organizations, Academy of Management Perspectives
- Work–Life Flexibility for Whom? Occupational Status and Work–Life Inequality in Upper, Middle, and Lower Level Jobs, Academy of Management Annals
- Getting There from Here: Research on the Effects of Work–Family Initiatives on Work–Family Conflict and Business Outcomes, Academy of Management Annals
- Caregiving Decisions, Well-Being, and Performance: The Effects of Place and Provider as a Function of Dependent Type and Work-Family Climates, Academy of Management Journal
SME Subject Areas
Careers, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Human Resources, International Management, Leadership, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Management Theory, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit, Religion and Spirituality, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation