Human Resource Management

Management Training
Management Education
Employment Law

Ph.D. - 1996, Indiana University School of Business 
B.S. - 1989, Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs
SPHR certified since 1999

Sample Publications

2020: Mendenhall, M.E., Burke-Smalley, L.A., Arnardottir, A.A., Oddou, G.R., & Osland, J.S. (2020). Making a difference in the classroom: Developing global leadership competencies in business school students. Chapter 20, pg 330-349. In L. Zander (ed.), Research handbook of global leadership: Making a difference. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

2019: Burke-Smalley, L. & Zelin, A. 2019. Factors that predict workplace abuse: An organizational audit. Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, 24(1), 4-19. 

2019: Sachdeva, A., Grossman, R, & Burke-Smalley, L. 2019. Beyond “checking the box”: Using accountability to promote the effectiveness of sexual misconduct training. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 12, 100-105.

2018: "An Empirical Investigation of the Financial Value of a College Degree." Education Economics. (Co-author: Lobo, B.) Forthcoming

2017: "An Empirical Investigation of Student Career Interests in Auditing Using the “Big Five” Model of Personality", Advances in Accounting Education, Volume 20, pp. 1-31 (Co-authors: Holt, T., & Jones, C)

2016: "Web 2.0 and Learning Transfer: Trainers’ Use of Technology to Support Employee Transfer of Learning", Performance Improvement Quarterly, Volume 19(2), pp. 231-255 (Co-authors: Hester, A., & Hutchins, H.)

2015: Sadler-Smith, E., & Burke-Smalley, Lisa A. "What Do We Really Understand About How Managers Make Important Decisions?", Organizational Dynamics, 44, 9-16.


2014: Saks, A., & Burke-Smalley, L. The Relationship Between Transfer and Organizational Performance: An Empirical Investigation," International Journal of Training and Development, 18(2), 104-115.



Professional Activities and Memberships
National Academy of Management (HR and MED Divisions)

Honors and Awards

2017 Awarded Guerry Professorship

2014-2017 Associate Editor, Academy of Management Learning & Education

2015 Recipient, UTC College of Business Research Award

2014 Recipient, UTC College of Business Teaching Award

2013 Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence, Highly Commended Paper

2012 Inducted into the UTC Council for Scholars, the University's highest recognition for those who research, publish, engage in creative activities, and have national and international reputations in their fields.