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Sara Rynes, Ph.D. , Director

     

Sara Rynes is the John F. Murray Professor of Management and Organizations in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Management Education Research Institute, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She received the Academy of Management’s 2006 Herbert G. Heneman Career Achievement Award for Research in Human Resource Management; the 2011 Michael R. Losey Human Resource Management Research Award from SHRM, the SHRM Foundation, and the HR Certification Institute; and the 2011 Dutch HRM Network Research Award. She is the 2013 University of Iowa Presidential Lecturer.

Her research interests are in human resource strategy, recruitment, compensation, the research-practice gap, and management education. She has received research grants from the U.S. Army Research Institute, the SHRM Foundation, Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, the Management Education Research Institute, and the U.S. Department of Labor. She was editor-in-chief of the Academy of Management Journal from 2005-2007, and has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management, and the Academy of Management Learning and Education

She teaches courses in organizational change, human resource management, research methods, compensation, organization theory, quality management, and sustainability. She is a former chair of the Department of Management & Organizations at the University of Iowa and has consulted with companies such as IBM, Corning, Kodak, AT&T, Citigroup, Pearson, Merrill Lynch, 3-M, Kraft, and CIGNA. She serves on the boards of the SHRM Foundation, Shelter House, and I Can Read. She received her B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin and previously held faculty positions at Cornell University and the University of Minnesota.