Vickie Coleman Gallagher, PhD
 Title: Professor
 Dept: Management
 Office: BU 425
 Phone: 216-687-4711
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 425, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change, Organizational Diagnosis and Employee Engagement Surveys, Sustainability, Corporate Culture, Refugee Employment, Stressor-Strain Relationships, Abusive Supervision, Perceptions of Politics, Social Influence, Impression Management, Political Skill, Person-Organization Fit, Psychological Contract Violations, Organizational Identification, Human Resources
Ph.D., Management, Florida State University, 2007
M.A., Psychology, Cleveland State University, 1999
B.A., Business Administration, Cleveland State University, 1990
Brief Bio:
Vickie is an organizational behavior scholar and professionally trained facilitator, presenter, researcher, and intervention specialist. She has over 15 years of industry experience and over a decade of academic experience, having served as a consultant to an array of organizations with regard to marketing and organizational change issues. In addition to consulting, Vickie worked for American Greetings, Liggett-Stashower Advertising, Triad Research (formerly Tactical Decisions Group), and an international market research firm, Ziment, located in New York City.  She was President of the Cleveland American Marketing Association (2000-2001) and an active member for nearly a decade.  She has conducted hundreds of in-depth interviews and facilitated focus groups, gathering data in order to enhance organizational performance.

Dr. Vickie Coleman Gallagher joined Cleveland State University (CSU) in the fall of 2010 as an Assistant Professor in the Management Department, and was promoted to Associate Professor in fall 2013.  She has a doctoral degree in Management (specializing in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management) from Florida State University, a master's degree in Consumer-Industrial Research from the Department of Psychology at CSU, and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing, from the College of Business Administration at CSU.  Vickie has taught Organizational Diagnosis Research Methods to Executive Leadership and Organizational Change (ELOC) masters students, Organizational Behavior to doctoral students, as well as Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, and Strategic Management to undergraduates.  In addition, she teaches Leadership and Organizational Change, Organizational Diagnostics, Human Resources Management, and HR Analytics to Executive MBAs, traditional MBAs and Masters of Labor Relations and Human Resources (MLRHR) students at CSU.  Prior to CSU, Vickie taught for three years at Northern Kentucky University, just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Vickie has traveled personally and presented at professional conferences across the globe, to over 20 countries including many parts of Europe, as well as South Africa, Singapore, China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.  In addition, Vickie has presented dozens of academic papers in several research areas, including the stressors and career paths of refugees, sustainability and the role of HR, social influence, political skill, person-organizational fit, and workplace stressors (e.g., job tension, conflict, workplace politics, psychological contract violations, abusive supervision).  She has over 20 publications and book chapters, and her work is published in the Journal of Management, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Labor Studies Journal, International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Career Development International, and Southern Business Review.
Honors and Awards:
- Fulbright Scholar: March 2021-June 2021 - Research and Teaching at the Autonomous University of Madrid, School of Economics & Business
o A Systemic View of the Refugee Employment Journey

- Dean's Research Award: Monte Ahuja College of Business - $1,500, Summer 2019, Migrants' Experience in the U.S.
o With Donna Schultheiss & Tracy Porter

- Faculty Scholarship Initiative - $5,000: Summer 2019, Office of Research,  Biohacking Positive Affect:  A case for Neuroscience-Based Stress Reduction Training: Hamdani, M., Valcea, S. & Gallagher, V.C.

- Best Paper: Conf-IRM New Zealand, May 2019
o Gallagher, K. & Gallagher, V. Exploring the antecedents to information systems discontinuities:  A comparison of three case studies

- Outstanding Reviewer Award:  August 2018, Group & Organization Management journal
o Editorial Board Reviewer: awarded for exceptional performance
o GOM boasts a 2.627 impact factor and a 3.394 5-year impact factor

- Undergraduate Summer Research Award - $4,858.30: Summer 2018, awarded by Office of Research - Refugee Resettlement Worker Resiliency and Workplace Conditions:  Gallagher, Porter, Valcea & Baran

- Faculty Scholarship Initiative - $7,500: Summer 2018, Office of research -  Refugee Stereotype Bias and Socialization: Porter, Valcea, Gallagher, & Baran

- Golden Apple Award: Teaching award honoree, Fall 2017

- Community Engagement Grant for $2,500 - Spring 2014: Office of Engagement, VP Byron White; funded by a grant from the Mandel Foundation

- HR Student Advisor of the Year, 2012: awarded by the Cleveland Chapter of SHRM and ERC honoring HR Excellence in Northeast Ohio

- Engaged Learning University level Grant for $4,328 - CSU Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement: Summer 2011
o TITLE:  A Multi-Level Analysis of Green Business Practices:  Impacting the Bottom Line Through Strategic Human Resources (HR) Practices
o Primary Investigator with Dr. Mary Hrivnak and Dr. Chris Brown Mahoney

- Dean's Research Award - Monte Ahuja College level Grant for $5,000: Spring 2012, Sustainability & HR outcomes

- Best Paper Nominee, 2010, Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, An Exploratory Study of Organizing Structures for Post-Implementation ERP.

- Healthcare Industry User Group (HIUG) Grant for $3,000: 2010 w/Kevin Gallagher, Principle Investigator - Research entitled: "ERP Post-Implementation Staffing and Structure"

- National Institute for Justice, U.S. Dept. of Justice - $25,000: Dr.  Kevin Gallagher, Principle Investigator. "State of IT Security in 2009" - Survey of 500+ firms

- Merit award raises, CSU: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2020 academic years

- Highly Commended Award, 2008, Emerald LiteratiNetwork, presented at Academy of Management in Anaheim, CA, to authors of paper entitled "When person-organization (mis)fit and (dis)satisfaction lead to turnover: The moderating role of perceived job mobility".

- Best Paper, 2005: SIRHC
Creative and Activities:
As we become a more global economy, I find that it is important to highlight my places of travel. Both professionally, and for leisure, I have traveled to the following cities, countries, and typically to the surrounding areas of those cities. I have traveled without tour groups and venture out on my own, soaking in the culture, the food, and my surroundings:

- Cape Town, Kruger National Park, South Africa
- Santiago, Valparaiso, Chile
- Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, China
- Singapore, Singapore
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Siam Reap, Cambodia
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Tokyo, Japan
- Seoul, South Korea
- Dubai, Abu Dhabi
- Auckland, Queenstown, Christ Church, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Bruges, Belgium
- Munich, Rothenberg, Berlin, Muenster, Bacharach, Germany
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Vienna, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Austria
- St. Moritz, Gimmelwald (Schilthornbahn), Switzerland
- Venice, Florence, Volterra, Verona, Cinque Terre, Italy
- Barcelona, Madrid, Grenada, Toledo, Sevilla, Nerja, Spain
- London, York, Durham, Keswick, United Kingdom
- Paris, Avignon, France
- Dublin, Galway, Innes, Dingle, Ireland
- Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Inverness, Oban, Portree, Scotland
- Negril, Jamaica
- Laredo, Mexico
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Nassau, Freeport, Bahamas
- Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Teaching Areas:
Organizational Behavior PHD seminar (MGT 803)- Concepts, theories, methods of inquiry, and relevant journal articles in leadership, stress, motivation, social influence, etc.

Leading Organizational Change (EBA 607) - Executive MBA - Weekend cohort program discussing leadership and its role in bringing about change; tools for effective leaders and interventions; anchoring changes within an institution's culture.

Study Abroad - Amsterdam and Munich (MLR 496/698) - First ever study abroad offering from the Management Dept., designed, coordinated, and taught by Dr. Gallagher.  Focused primarily on HR topics at numerous site visits, including BMW, ERICO, Heineken Brewery, the US Consulate in Munich, and the University of Amsterdam Eduworks.  

Human Resources Management (MGT 601) - A review of basic processes and significant issues in managing human resources in organizations.  

Quantitative Methods in Human Resources Management (MGT 600)- Descriptive and inferential statistics; retention and turnover analysis, effectiveness of training interventions, etc.  Aim is to move beyond metrics and to understand HR analytics and predictive statistics.

Organizational Development (MLR 605)- Issues involving organizational change and methods for helping organizations adapt to rapidly changing environments; role of change agents; interventions.

Organizational Diagnostics (MLR 603) - Prepared students to conduct a field study within organizations for purposes of organizational change...e.g., survey design, data collection, interviewing, etc.

Organizational Behavior (MLR 321) - Analysis of situations involving individual and group behavior, development of small and large group theory, interpersonal relations, etc.

Behavior in Organizations (MGT 300 - NKU) - An overview of general management concepts designed to help students to be able to explain, predict, and influence behavior in organizations through the understanding of key OB concepts.  

Field Research Methods (ELOC 620 - NKU) - Executive Leadership and Organizational Change (ELOC) Program - Seminar format graduate level - two weekends in the semester with significant action learning. Prepared students to engage in organizational diagnosis field research projects; contracting with vendors, collecting data, analysis of field data.

Management in Organizations (MGT 612 - NKU) - This seminar format graduate level class included weekly readings, mini-cases, and a group project and presentation of major OB topics.  

Organizational Behavior (MAN 3240 - FSU) - An overview of general management concepts, including individual and group behavior, attitudes, etc.

Human Resource Management (MAN 4301 - FSU) - An overview of strategic HR concepts, including EEO, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance reviews, and labor relations.  

Strategic Management & Business Policy (MAN 4720 - FSU) - An overview of strategic management concepts, including SWOT analysis, compe
Professional Affiliations:
Southern Management Association (Member 2005 to present)
- SMA Board Secretary; October 2019 to October 2022: Elected board member responsible for efficient and accurate record keeping.  Voting member of the executive leadership team.  In-person annual meetings at SMA, AOM, and mid-year off-site location scouting meeting.
- SMA Teaching committee - 2015 to 2017: responsible for innovations and mechanisms to engage membership around pedagogy

Center for Refugee and Immigrant Success (CRIS) - CSU (Co-Director 2019 to present)
- Founding faculty member (with Benjamin Baran & Stephanie Hinnershitz) and our refugees research team
- Interdisciplinary university-wide collaboration of faculty focused on research and teaching that values reciprocity with the local refugee support services

US Together (Ongoing) Pro-Bono advising and partnership to understand and assist refugees, collaborate on grant-funding opportunities, etc.

Cleveland HR Leadership Group of Northeast Ohio (Academic Partnership Program, Board Member 2014 to 2020)

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM National and Cleveland chapters, Member 2011 to present)

Academy of Management (Member 2004 to present)

IACMR - International Association for Chinese Management Research (Spring 2014 to present)

Southern Management Association (Member 2005 to present)

Midwest Academy of Management (Member 2008 to present)

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Member 2005 to 2007 & 2010 to present)

Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (Member 2007 to 2010)

Society for Association Executives (Member 2002-2004, Tallahassee, Florida, and National)
- Tallahassee Communications / Media Blitz Committee Chair (2003)

American Marketing Association (AMA), Cleveland Chapter (Member 1989-2001)
- President, Cleveland Professional Chapter (2000-2001)
- Chair, Market Research Seminar (1998-2001)
- Vice President, Membership (1994-1996)
- Consultant and Mentor to Cleveland State University Student Chapter (1990-1994)

American Marketing Association (AMA), Cleveland State University Student Chapter (Member 1988-1990)
- President (1989-1990)
- Vice President Membership (1988-1989)
- Research Committee (1988)
Professional Experience:
2002 - 2004 Consultant: Qualitative and quantitative research services for health care and consumer products companies.

2002 - 2004 Vice President: Kerr & Downs Research, Tallahassee, FL
Comprehensive Market Research Firm

Senior manager responsible for process improvement, team-building and coaching junior staff. New business development, project design, and project management. Focus group moderator for qualitative projects and project manager for quantitative projects.

1999 - 2002 Manager / Focus Group Moderator: Ziment, New York, NY
An International Market Research Firm

Promoted to Manager of Client Services in January 2002. Responsible for identifying, proposing, and designing market research projects for core clients (e.g., KeyBank, Amgen, and Schering Corporation) utilizing segmentation, positioning, product development, message and advertising development, pre-post advertising awareness, tracking studies, etc.

RIVA Institute trained focus group moderator concentrating primarily on the complexities of the pharmaceuticals industry; physicians, patients, and hospital-based health-care team participants. Managed highly strategic projects, with annual sales totaling $1.5K; KeyBank, Fort James, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Amgen, Abbott Laboratories, Eli Lilly, and Schering-Plough.

1997 - 1999 Research Supervisor: Liggett-Stashower, Cleveland, OH
Advertising and Marketing Communications

Managed a staff that led research for existing clients and new business, employing primary and secondary techniques; secondary databases (Simmons and PRIZM), focus group moderating, statistical analysis using SPSS. Clients included Evenflo baby products, CoreCom Communications, Penn Power, Dirt Devil, and Sears Optical.

1994 - 1997 Senior Market Research Analyst: American Greetings, Cleveland, OH

Managed, designed, and analyzed primary and secondary research for corporate and subsidiary products using qualitative and quantitative techniques. As a member of product teams, responsibilities included identifying information needs and making marketing recommendations to Product Management based on research findings. Project highlights: Positioning / Segmentation study for Carlton Cards Canada; Product line extension / new product feasibility studies; Store image studies.

1991 - 1994 Project Director: Triad Research (Formerly Tactical Decisions Group), Cleveland, OH, Full Service Market Research Firm

Responsible for client services: in-person sales, marketing, new product promotions, proposal writing, report writing and the coordination of all field work (national, multiple site studies). Conducted executive interviews, managed focus groups, and authored reports for clients in insurance, health care and financial industries, as well as utility companies and agriculture. Utilized SPSS, SAS, and SurveySystem for data entry and analysis.
University Service:
Cleveland State University (2010 to present)

University Level Service:

Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement (Spring 2019 to present)
- Diversity Master's Program Committee - reimagine the program, curriculum, etc.

CSU Foundation Board: Faculty Representative (Summer 2018 to Spring 2021)- Fundraising for Radiance event

Faculty Senate  (Fall 2015 to Spring 2020)
Faculty Senate Secretary (Fall 2016 to Spring 2020)

Graduation Marshal (May 2017 commencement)

Family Friendly Task Force (Spring 2016 to 2017)
- Addressed work-life balance issues, mentoring, as well as attraction and retention of dual-career couples.

University Awards Subcommittee for Teaching & Engagement (Fall 2015 and Fall 2016)

Civic Engagement - Ad hoc committee - (Byron White's office) (Sprg. 2012 to 2014)

Graduation, Convocation, and Assembly Committee (Committee Chair, Summer 2014 to Spring 2015; Committee member, Spring 2011 to 2014)

Undergraduate Student Research committee (Spring 2012 & Spring 2013)

Undergraduate Freshman Orientation & Advising (Fall 2012, Spring/Summer 2013, and Fall 2013)

College Level Service:

Dean Search Committee (Spring 2016 to present)

DBA Committee  - Dept. Rep. - College level (Spring 2015 to present)

College Level Peer Review Committee (Fall 2015)

Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs - College level committee (Fall 2013 to Spring 2015)

Endowed Chair in Global Business (Fall 2012 to Spring 2013))

Steering Committee (Fall 2010 to Spring 2014)

Sustainability Advisory Board (Spring 2011 to 2013)

Department Level Service:

Internship Coordinator and Management Department Engagement (Summer 2016 to present)

Faculty Search Committee Chair - Lecturer (Spring / Summer 2017)

MLRHR specialty Masters degree committee to revise the curriculum (Spring 2013 to present)

Department Level Peer Review Committee (Fall 2013 & 2014)

Faculty Search Committee Chair - Departmental Level Committee (Summer 2015 to Spring 2016)

Society for Human Resource Management - Student Chapter co-advisor (with Dr. Tracy Porter) and Education Committee member for Cleveland Chapter (Spring 2011 to Spring 2015)

Management Search Committee, Department Chair (August 2010 to February 2011)

Northern Kentucky University, College of Business (2007-2009)

Department of Management, Search Committee, Human Resources Faculty Member

Department of Management, Search Committee, Strategy Faculty Member

Department of Management, MS in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change (ELOC) MS student admissions committee (Spring/Summer 2008, Spring/Summer 2009)

Department of Management, ELOC advisor MS students, final research projects (Summer 2008)

Northern Kentucky University, College of Arts and Sciences (2009)

Department of Psychology, Masters Thesis Committee Member for:
- Nicole M. Fugate:  "The Effect of Workload on Strain Outcomes and Attributions: A Test of the Demand Control Mo
Professional Service:

- Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2019 to present, Associate Editor
- Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2011 to present, ad hoc reviewer
- Group and Organization Management, 2013 to present, editorial board
- Group and Organization Management, 2012-2013, ad hoc reviewer
- Personnel Review, 2014 to present, ad hoc reviewer
- American Journal of Business, 2012 to present, ad hoc reviewer
- Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 2012 to present, ad hoc reviewer
- Journal of Managerial Issues, 2012 to present, ad hoc reviewer
- Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2011 to present, ad hoc reviewer
- Journal of Social Psychology, 2011 to present, ad hoc reviewer
- Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, 2007 to present, ad hoc reviewer
- Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 2008 to present, ad hoc reviewer
- Applied Psychology:  An International Review, 2009, ad hoc reviewer

- Academy of Management, 2012, Reviewer and Session Coach
- Southern Management Association, 2012, Discussant
- Midwest Academy of Management, 2012, Reviewer and Discussant
- Academy of Management, 2011, Reviewer and Session Chair
- Southern Management Association, 2011 Reviewer and Discussant
- Academy of Management, 2010, Reviewer and Session Chair
- Southern Management Association, 2009 Reviewer
- Academy of Management, 2009, Reviewer
- Midwest Academy of Management, 2009, Reviewer and Discussant
- Midwest Academy of Management, 2008, Reviewer
- Southern Management Association, 2008, Reviewer
- Academy of Management, 2008, Reviewer and Session Chair
- Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, 2008, Reviewer
- Academy of Management, 2007, Reviewer
- Southern Management Association, 2007, Reviewer and Discussant
- Southern Management Association, 2006, Reviewer and Discussant
- Academy of Management, 2006 Reviewer
- Southern Management Association 2005 Reviewer
- Academy of Management 2005 Reviewer
Community Service:

Kent State University - w Michelle Taylor US Together refugee services & Michele Steele-Jordan from Intercontinental Hotel Group - Feb. 2020 - Refugee Employment & Entrepreneurship:  multiple paths to job & life satisfaction

Community Partnership on Aging - Cleveland Hts., OH - Feb. 2020
- Linguistic Style differences: Implications for Diversity & a Global World

Southern Management Association: Annual Late Stage Doctoral Student Consortium; Norfolk, VA - Nov. 2019 - Roundtable - Building Networks in Academia

4th LERA Jr. Faculty Consortium / 71st Annual Meeting - "Journey to Tenure"- June 2019 - Work-Life Balance: with William Bowen

John Carroll University: Boler College of Business - Cleveland, Ohio - Mellen Series Research Seminar; March 2019 - "A 360 Degree Review of Refugee Employment in the US"

Kennesaw State University: Cole Seminar Series - Research presentation - Feb. 2019 - "A 360 Degree Review of Refugee Employment in the US"

Flux 2018:  Women's Leadership Summit: Akron, OH - Nov. 2018 - Lead into Change:  The Pivotal Role of HR - unconscious bias

Grant Professionals Assoc.: Political Skill within a Change Initiative - Oct. 2018 - The process of change management, building reputation through political skill

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities: June 2018 - Change management, empowerment, and stress management during downsizing/restructuring

SHRM: Cleveland Chapter, December 2017 - Change Management and the role of Human Resources

Greater Cleveland Partnership: Cleveland Public Hall - Managing vs. Leading - Oct. 2017

General Electric: Women's Leadership Conference - Systemic Change - Oct. 2017

CSU, Office of Business Affairs & Finance, Stephanie McHenry - Senior VP - Championing Organizational Change:  Leadership and Systemic Thinking - July, 2017

SHRM - Corporate College East - December 2017 - Change Management and the role of Human Resources

CSU, Office of Business Affairs and Finance, Stephanie McHenry - Senior Vice President - Championing Organizational Change:  Leadership and Systemic Thinking - July, 2017

Women's Leadership Symposium, Cleveland State University Alumni Association - Hotel Intercontinental  - April, 2017 - Championing Organizational Change: Passion, Leadership & Systemic Thinking

Federal Reserve of Cleveland, Quest for Excellence - Windows on the River - Sept., 2016 - Overview of systemic change, creating a learning environment, and team building activities

Cleveland State University, Professional Development Center - Leadership Cohort Lunch Keynote - Dec. 2016 - Overview of systemic change, creating a learning environment, and empowering others

Corporate Sustainability Roundtable, Cleveland State University - April, 2012
- A Profitable Business Requires Building a Shared Commitment - sustainability initiatives of Parker Hannifin through a change management lens (with Rick Taylor, Corp. VP EHS, Parker Hannifin)