Dr. Kathryn Ostermeier is an Assistant Professor of Management. She started at Bryant University in August 2018 after receiving her Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior) in May 2018 from the University of North Texas under the supervision of Dr. Danielle Cooper. Before starting her doctoral studies, Kathryn received her B.B.A in Business Honors from the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University (August 2009 - December 2012) and her MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler (June 2013 - August 2014). While completing her MBA, she worked as a third-party recruiter (headhunter) in the finance and accounting industry.
As an organizational behavior scholar, she is interested in how an individual’s self-view and the expression of this self-view affects individual, team, and organizational outcomes. To this end, Kathryn's research has focused on identity, authenticity, individual differences, and unit/team performance. She enjoys conducting quantitative, survey-based research and is especially interested in survey design and measure development. Her research has appeared in several academic journals, including the Academy of Management Annals and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Kathryn describes Bryant University as her dream job, as she gets to teach talented and engaged students and conduct research with undergraduate students, as well as pursue her own scholarly research agenda. At Bryant, Kathryn teaches MGT 200 (Principles of Management), MGT 203 (Honors Management for Organizational Leadership), and MGT 480 (Leadership Seminar).
Ph D, University of North Texas
MBA, University of Texas at Tyler
BBA, Texas A&M University
Ostermeier, K.,Camp, K. M., An exploratory investigation of negative perceptions of the affordable care act among patient-facing professionals and intentions to leave, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 2016.
Caldas, M. P.,Ostermeier, K.,Cooper, D., When helping hurts: COVID-19 critical incident involvement and resource depletion in health care workers, Journal of Applied Psychology.
Medina, M. N.,Ostermeier, K., Investigating Justice and Bullying among Healthcare Workers, Employee Relations.
Medina, M. N.,Ostermeier, K.,Hancock, J. I., Pro-Social Rule-Breaking Behavior (PSRBs), Reject & Resubmit.
Medina, M. N.,Ostermeier, K.,Sigdyal, P.,McLarty, B., Personality Review, Under Review.
Ostermeier, K.,Cooper, D.,Caldas, M., Psychological Authenticity Climate, .
Ostermeier, K.,Medina-Craven, M. N.,Camp, K. M.,Davis, S. E., Can I be me with you at work? Examining relational authenticity and discretionary behaviors in the workplace, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.
Davis, M. A.,Ostermeier, K.,Pavur, R., Personality Configurations in Teams: A Comparison of Compilation and Composition Models, Team Performance Management, 2020.
Cha, S.,Hewlin, P.,Roberts, L. M.,Buckman, B.,Leroy, H.,Steckler, E.,Ostermeier, K.,Cooper, D., Being Your True Self at Work: Integrating the Fragmented Research on Authenticity in Organizations, Academy of Management Annals, 2019.
Ostermeier, K., The European migrant crisis: A deinstitutionalization perspective, The Journal of International Business, Research, and Practice, 2016.
Faculty Research Excellence Award for Research and Publication, 2021
Faculty Merit Award, 2021
"Best Paper" nominee, 2020
Outstanding Reviewer, 2017
General Management, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Human Resources
Authenticity, Identity, Groups & Teams, Individual Differences
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Academy of Management