A.K. Ward Bartlett

Asst. Professor

Academic Area(s): Management/Diversity

Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:00 PM 

Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2013
M.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2008
B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South, 2003

Positions Held
Assistant Professor of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, 2013-present
Course Instructor, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, 2010-2013

Selected Journal Publications
Ward, A.K., Ravlin, E.C., Klaas, B.S., Ployhart, R., & Buchan, N.R. (Forthcoming). When do
indirect communicators speak up? Exploring communication orientation and employee voice. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Klaas, B.S., & Ward, A.K. (2015). Formal, justice-oriented voice in the nonunion firm:
Who speaks up and when? Industrial Relations, 54(2): 321-356.

Ravlin, E.C., Ward, A.K., & Thomas, D.C. (2014). Exchanging social information across cultural boundaries. Journal of Management, 40(5): 1437-1465.

Morrell, D.L., Ravlin, E.C., Ramsey, J.R., & Ward, A.K. (2013). Past experience, cultural
intelligence, and satisfaction with international business studies. Journal of Teaching in International Business, 24(1): 31-43.

Klaas, B.S., Klimchak, M., Semadeni, M., & Ward, A.K. (2012). High performance work system implementation in small and medium enterprises: A knowledge-creation perspective. Human Resource Management, 51(4): 487-510.

Klaas, B.S., Olson-Buchanan, J., & Ward, A.K. (2012). The determinants of alternative
forms of workplace voice: An integrative perspective. Journal of Management, 38(1): 314-345.

Ployhart, R.E., & Ward, A.K. (2011). The quick start guide to conducting and publishing
longitudinal research. Journal of Business & Psychology, 26(4): 413-422.

Book Chapters
Ravlin, E.C., & Ward, A.K. (2015). Social cognition. In M.Vodosek & D. Den Hartog (Eds.),
International Management: Encyclopedia of Management (3rd ed., vol. 6), Wiley.

Ravlin, E.C., & Ward, A.K. (2015). Trust. In M.Vodosek & D. Den Hartog (Eds.),
International Management: Encyclopedia of Management (3rd ed., vol. 6), Wiley.

Ployhart, R. E., & Ward, A. K. (2013). Situational judgment measures. In K. F. Geisinger,
B. Bracken, J. Carlson, J. Hansen, N. Kuncel, S. Reise, and M. Rodriguez (Eds.), APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Research & Teaching Interests
Dr. Ward’s teaching and research spans the fields of Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and International Management. Her research focuses mainly on cross-cultural social interactions and employee voice behavior (i.e., speaking up in the workplace). She has taught Organizational Behavior, Multicultural Diversity Management, Management Theory and Leadership Practice (Principles of Management), and Human Resource Management.

External Professional Service
Served as a reviewer, session chair/organizer, and discussant for annual conferences (Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and Southern Management Association) and as a reviewer for academic journals (Human Resource Management Review, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of Business Research, and Personnel Psychology).

Selected Honors & Awards
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management, 2013
3 research grants, University of South Carolina (CIBER Research Grant in 2011, Riegel & Emory Human Resources Center Research Grant in 2010, and Darla Moore School of Business Research Grant in 2009)
Graduate School Fellowship, University of South Carolina (2008-2011)
Outstanding Graduate Student: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2008)
Provost Student Research Award, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2007)

Anna-Katherine (A.K.) Ward double-majored in Music and Psychology at Sewanee: The University of the South (2003). She then worked in sales, counseling, and human resources before obtaining her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2008). She completed a dissertation on cross-cultural workplace voice and influence while working towards her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at the University of South Carolina (2013). Dr. Ward’s current research stream centers on building influence in cross-cultural relationships. She has conducted surveys and experiments in the U.S., China, and South Korea, and her work has been published in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Teaching in International Business.

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