PhD (Business Administration; Organizational Behavior) (Illinois), BSc (Industrial-Organizational Psychology) (Illinois)
Strategy, management and organisational behaviour

Carol T. Kulik is a Research Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of South Australia Business School, and a senior researcher within the Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX). Carol’s research program focuses on understanding how human resource management interventions influence the fair treatment of people in organisations. Her empirical research rigorously evaluates organisational diversity initiatives (e.g., diversity training, mentoring programs) intended to improve the status of underrepresented demographic groups. Her theoretical contributions highlight the cognitive and psychological processes diversity initiatives evoke among both employees and employers.

Carol’s research has important policy and practice implications. She has demonstrated the influence of state-specific legal standards on sexual harassment court cases in the United States, assessed the impact of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme on employer attitudes and hiring behaviour, and highlighted the long-term effects of an aging workforce on Australia’s economy. Her research identifies strategies to address major social problems including the gender pay gap, low engagement among older workers, and high unemployment rates among people with disabilities. Her 2004 book, HR for the NonHR Manager, “translates” cutting edge people management research into practical advice for managers.

Carol’s research leadership has expanded both the capacity and visibility of human resource management research in Australia. She has been director of two research centres (at the University of Melbourne and the University of South Australia). She has served as Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management. In 2018-19 Carol will become president of the Academy of Management; she will be the first president based outside North America.

Research Chair in HRM, University of South Australia, 2006-ongoing

Chair in HRM, University of Melbourne, 2002-2006

Professor, Arizona State University, 1997-2002

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992-1997

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990-1992

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 1986-1990

President Track, Academy of Management, 2015-2020

Fellow, Academy of Management, from 2017

Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal, 2013-2016

College of Experts, Australian Research Council, 2010-2012

OzReader, Australian Research Council, 2007-2009

Sage Scholarship Award, Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, Academy of Management, 2007

Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, from 2007

Division Chair Track, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management, 2004-2009

Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Management, 2002-2005

Distinguished Service Award, Journal of Management, 2002

Best Reviewer Award, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 1999

Representative-at-Large, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management, 1995-1998

  1. Kulik, CT, Perera, S, & Cregan, C 2016, Engage me: The mature-age worker and stereotype threat. Academy of Management Journal, 59, 2132-2156.
  2. Kalysh, K, Kulik, CT & Perera, S 2016, Help or hindrance? Work-life practices and women in management. Leadership Quarterly, 27, 504-518.
  3. Kulik, CT & Metz, I 2015. Women at the top: Will more women in senior roles impact organizational outcomes? In SE Jackson & MA Hitt (Eds), Oxford Research Reviews.
  4. Kulik, CT 2014, Working below and above the line: The research-practice gap in diversity management. Human Resource Management Journal, 24, 129-144.
  5. Kulik, CT, Cregan, C, & Bainbridge, HTJ 2013, I feel your pain: The moderating effect of care recipient health on the relationship between work hours and care recipient and caregiver psychological outcomes. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13, 114-136.