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Cynthia Kay Stevens

Cynthia Kay Stevens

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Washington

  • Management and Organization

  • Primary Research Areas

    • Recruitment & Staffing
    • Decision Making
    • Working constructively with difficult co-workers
    • Workplace diversity 

    Honors and Awards

    Identified as one of top 10 women/top 75 scholars published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology during 1990-2000, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, April 2000.

    Consulting Work

    Executive coach: Smith School of Business EMBA program, January 2003-2007, 2009-present; Anne Arundel Medical Center Leadership Institute, October 2005-2008; Albers School of Business (Seattle University) Executive Leadership Program, September 2007-March 2008; Washingtonpost.com, (private clients) 2001-2005.

    Force 3 Fundamentals of Leadership program, co-developed & delivered program on managing change through collaboration and conflict, spring 2010.

    Trainer, Leadership Institute, Anne Arundel Medical Center, October 2005 to July 2007. Developed and delivered half-day programs on negotiating corporate change, managing employee burnout, and conflict management.

    EMBA Program, Wuhan University (China), April 2003, August 2003, May 2004, November 2005. Course on negotiations.

    Black & Decker TOBE/MMDP program sessions on strategic human resource management, fall 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005; 2006; additional day-long course on negotiations, fall 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009; session on understanding own & others’ styles, fall 2008-2009.

    Assessor & executive coach, Senior Leadership Development Program, McCormick Co., April 2004 to December 2005. Team-building program for Marketing unit within Consumer Products Division, December 2005.

    Stevens, C. K., Dragoni, L., & Burnett, M. F. (2010). What job seekers know vs. what they think they know: Effects of familiarity on employer inferences and preferences. Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings. Turban, D. B., Stevens, C. K., & Lee, F. (2009). Effects of conscientiousness and extraversion on new labor market entrants’ job search: The mediating role of meta-cognitive activities and positive emotions. Personnel Psychology, 63, 553-573. Carter, C. R., & Stevens, C. K. (2007). Electronic reverse auction configuration and its impact on buyer price and supplier perceptions of opportunism: A laboratory experiment. Journal of Operations Management, 25(5), 1035-1054. Roberson, Q. M., & Stevens, C. K. (2006). Making sense of diversity in the workplace: Organizational justice and language abstraction in employees’ accounts of diversity-related incidents. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(2), 379-391.

    News

    Employers Snoop Social Media Profiles. Here's Why They Shouldn't.

    SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Even as our social media identities become more tightly interwoven in many aspects of our lives, should our postings…

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    Fearless Idea 22: Shatter Misconceptions Among Job Seekers

    SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Why do job seekers, scrolling through employment postings, favor some employers over others? It may be less about…

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    Smith Business Close-Up: Dealing with Difficult Co-Workers

    Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

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    Research

    The Work Habits of Highly Effective Teams

    When it comes to work teams, they’re not all created equally.

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    Insights

    How To Fire a CEO

    Why Signals Play a Paramount Role for Companies

    Read the article : How To Fire a CEO
    Pre-Vacation Checklist: Preparing to Disengage

    Six Steps to a Stress-Free Break

    Read the article : Pre-Vacation Checklist: Preparing to Disengage
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