Rachel Sturm

PhD Student

Rachel Sturm

Bio

Rachel Sturm is a doctoral student in Management at the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business. Her research interests include behavioral decision theory, interpersonal power, leadership, self-other rating agreement, and cross-cultural management. She is currently working on her dissertation which is exploring the role of power and individual difference variables in ethical decision-making processes.

Rachel graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Psychology (including a minor in Business Management and International Studies) from Binghamton University. Prior to joining the program, she has worked as a research assistant in a psychopathology lab as well as conducted research on CEO leadership and fraud. She has also worked as an assistant account executive at a mid-size marketing firm and interned as a sales account executive.

Research Interests

  • Ethical decision making
  • Interpersonal power
  • Leadership
  • Self-other rating agreement
  • Cross-cultural management

Publications

  • Sturm, R. E., Taylor, S. N., Atwater, L. E., & Braddy, P. W. (2014). Leader self-awareness: An examination and implications of women's under-prediction. Journal of Organizational Behavior, forthcoming.

  • Day, D. V., Fleenor, J. W., Atwater, L. E., Sturm, R. E., & McKee, R. A. (2014). Advances in leader and leadership development: A review of 25 years of research and theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 25, 63-82.

  • Braddy, P. W., Sturm, R. E., Atwater, L. E., Smither, J. W., & Fleenor, J. W. (2013). Validating the Feedback Orientation Scale: Leaders' reactions to developmental feedback. Group & Organization Management, 38, 690-716.

  • Sturm, R. E. & Vera, D. (2011). Towards an expanded model of transcendent leadership: Substitutes and the societal level. Paper published in the Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings.

  • Fleenor, J. W., Smither, J. W., Atwater, L. E., Braddy, P. W., & Sturm, R. E. (2010). Self-other rating agreement in leadership: A review. The Leadership Quarterly, 21(6), 1005-1034.

    *Nominated for Leadership Quarterly's 2010 Best Paper of the Year award.

    Conference Presentations

  • Sturm, R. E., Taylor, S. N., Atwater, L. E., & Braddy, P . W. (2013). Predicted-other ratings: An examination and implications for women leaders. At Academy of Management Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.
  • Samba, C. & Sturm, R. E. (2012). Moral person transgressions in the c-suite: An investigation of observer reactions. At the first annual University of Houston Doctoral Symposium in Leadership. Houston, Texas.
  • Sturm, R. E. & Adamson, K. A. (2012). Toward a new perspective on U.S. culture: Understanding paradox through the Yin Yang paradigm. At the inagural Yin Yang Conference. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Braddy, P. W., Sturm, R. E., Atwater, L. E., Smither, J. W., & Fleenor, J. W. (2012). Validating the Feedback Orientation Scale: Leaders' reactions to developmental feedback. At Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference. San Diego, California.
  • Sturm, R. E., Taylor, S. N., & Atwater, L. E. (2012). Predicting supervisor ratings: The effects of gender, age, and personality. At Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference. San Diego, California.
  • Sturm, R. E. & Vera, D. (2011). Towards an expanded model of transcendent leadership: Substitutes and the societal level. At Academy of Management Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Sturm, R. E. (2011). Discussant on managing ethics in a changing world. At Southwest Academy of Management Annual Conference. Houston, Texas.
  • Sturm, R. E. (2010). Strategic thinking: Evidence at a cortical level from fMRI and EEG studies. At the 31st IOOB Annual Conference. Houston, Texas.

Academic Associations & Editorial Boards

  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psi Chi

Activities & Interests

  • International travel

    Awards:

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award from the MOC Division of the Academy of Management, 2013
  • Jesse H. Jones Dissertation Completion Grant, 2013
  • Management Department Doctoral Student Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
  • Management Department Doctoral Student Award for Excellence in Research, 2011
  • Nominated as 1 of 2 representatives from the United States for Dr. Fang's 2012 cultural research project

Contact Info

Phone:
713-743-4682
Email:
rsturm@uh.edu
Room:
310L
Website:
No Web Site Currently

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