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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Emily Heaphy

Associate Professor & John F. Kennedy Faculty Fellow

Management

Education

PhD in Management and Organizations, University of Michigan, 2008
BA in Women’s Studies, minor in Economics, Magna cum laude, Wellesley College, 1997

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2021-Present
Assistant Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2018-2021
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, University of Rhode Island, 2016-2018
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Boston University, 2008-2016
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, McGill University, 2007-2008
Instructor, Management and Organizations, University of Michigan, 2007

Recent Honors / Awards

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organization Science / - Best Paper Finalist, Academy of Management Review for “The Geography of Strain: Organizational Resilience as a Function of Inter group Relations”, 2019
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organization Science / - Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Review / - Developmental Reviewer of the Year Finalist, Academy of Management Review / - Full-time MBA Favorite Professor (Elective) Award, Boston University, 2016
PhD Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award, Boston University, 2014, Nominee
PhD Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award, Boston University, 2015

Research Interests

Work Relationships
Emotions
Human Body at Work
Voice

Teaching Interests

General
  • Negotiations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management

Selected Publications

Gottfredson, R., Wright, S., Heaphy, E.D. A Critique of the Leader-Member Exchange Construct: Deconstructing the Dominant to Build a Stronger Foundation. Leadership Quarterly, In Press.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2020.101385

Heaphy, E.D., Byron, K., Ballinger, G.A. Gittell, J.H., Leana, C., Sluss, D.M. (2018). Introduction to Special Topic Forum: The Changing Nature of Work Relationships. Academy of Management Review, 43(4): 558-569.

Kahn, W.A., Barton, M., Fisher, C., Heaphy, E.D., Reid, E., Rouse, E. (2018). “The Geography of Strain: Organizational Resilience as a Function of Intergroup Relations.” Academy of Management Review, 43(3): 509-529.

Heaphy, E.D. (2017). “Dancing on Hot Coals”: How Emotion Work Facilitates Collective Sensemaking. Academy of Management Journal, 60(2): 642-670.

Heaphy, E.D., Locke, K., Booth, B. (2016) Embodied Relational Competence: Attending the Body in the Boundary-Spanning Work of Patient Advocates. In Elsbach, K. & Bechky, B. (Eds.) Qualitative Organizational Research: Best Papers from the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research, vol. 3. Information Age Publishing, 161-197.

Heaphy, E.D. (2013) Repairing Breaches with Rules: Maintaining Institutions in the Face of Everyday Disruptions. Organization Science, 24(5): 1291-1315.