Becky Reichard, PhDAdjunct Professor, KGI | Assistant Professor, CGU
Organizational Behavior, Leadership Assessment and Development
Becky Reichard is an Assistant Professor in the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. She received her doctorate in Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational psychology from Missouri State University and a B.S. in psychology from Missouri Western State University where she was also inducted into the 2007 Athletic Hall of Fame for her career playing women's basketball.
Dr. Reichard has applied her research in a variety of public and private sector organizations in the area of leadership development including the U.S. Army, Soaring with Eagles Foundation, and Caliber Associates (now ICF International). Most recently, Dr. Reichard has developed a leader developmental assessment center to assess and develop 'every day' leaders in the community.
The focus of this course is on the scientific study of behavioral processes in organizations. It highlights critical management issues involved in planning, organizing, controlling, and leading an organization. This course aims to strengthen students’ managerial potential by providing general frameworks, or “foundations,” for analyzing, diagnosing, and responding to complex organizational situations.
Murphy, S.E., & Reichard, R.J. (2011). Early development and leadership: Building the next generation of leaders. (edited book). Applied psychology series. Taylor and Francis: NY.
Reichard, R.J. & Paik, S.J. (2011). Developing the next generation of leaders: Research, policy, and practice. In S.E. Murphy & R.J. Reichard (Eds.), Early development and leadership: Building the next generation of leaders. Taylor and Francis: NY (pg. 309-328).
Serrano, S.A., & Reichard, R.J. (forthcoming). Leadership strategies for an engaged workforce. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research.
Avey, J.B., Reichard, R.J., & Luthans, F., & Mhatre, K. (2011). A review, synthesis and meta-analysis of positive psychological capital. Human Resource Development Journal, 22(2), 127-152.
Reichard, R.J., Riggio, R.E., Guerin, D.W., Oliver, P.H., Gottfried, A.W., & Gottfried, A.E. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of adolescent personality and intelligence and adult leader emergence and transformational leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 471-481.
Wefald, A.J., Reichard, R.J., Serrano, S. (forthcoming). Fitting engagement into a nomological network: The relationship of engagement to leadership and personality. Target: Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.
Reichard, R.J., Serrano, S.A., & Wefald, A.J. (forthcoming). Engaging followers at a distance: Leadership approaches that work. In Bligh, M.C., & Riggio, R. (Eds.). When Near is Far and Far is Near: Exploring Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships. Blackwell Publishing:
Reichard, R.J. & Johnson, S.J. (2011). Leader self development as organizational strategy. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 33-42.
Avolio, B.J., Reichard, R.J., Hannah, S., Walumbwa, F.O., & Chan, A. (2009). A meta-analytic review of leadership impact research: Experimental and quasi-experimental studies. The Leadership Quarterly, 20, 764-784.
Johnson, S.J., Murphy, S.E, Zewdie, S., & Reichard, R.J. (2008). The strong, sensitive type: Effects of gender stereotypes and leadership prototypes on the evaluation of male and female leaders. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 1(6), 39-60.
Riggio, R. E. & Reichard, R. J. (2008). Emotional skills and effective management. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23(2), 169-185. * Top 20 article by immediacy * Top 20 article of 2009 * Top 20 article of 2008 *
Reichard, R.J. & Riggio, R. E. (2008). An interactive, process model of emotions and leadership. Cary Cooper & Neal Ashkanasy (Eds). Research companion to emotion in organizations. Edward Elgar.
Reichard, R. J. & Avolio, B. J. (2005). Where are we? The status of leadership intervention research: A meta-analytic summary. In W.L. Gardner, B.J. Avolio, & F.O. Walumbwa (Eds.) Authentic leadership and practice: Origins, effects, and development (pp. 203-223). Elsevier, Amsterdam.
Dr. Reichard's research interests focus on (1) the impact of leader development interventions over time and (2) examination and refinement of key organizational behavior constructs.
Within the first research stream regarding leader development intervention impact, Dr. Reichard has published (The Leadership Quarterly) and is revising multiple meta-analyses on all prior leader development programs, which include published and file drawer studies. In addition, she has two 20-year longitudinal studies continuing. The first is with her co-authors on the Fullerton Longitudinal Study (4 papers published in The Leadership Quarterly) examining the early developmental precursors of adult leader emergence and development. She also recently published a co-edited book on this topic, 'Early development and leadership.' The second longitudinal study is in association with the Soaring with Eagles Foundation, where Dr. Reichard has been awarded a 20 year research contract for over $1 million to track leaders' development over time. Working with a team of CGU students (both MA and PhD), she is examining the development of cross-cultural psychological skills in leaders through longitudinal, qualitative, and quasi-experimental intervention studies. Finally, working with another team of CGU students, Dr. Reichard has developed a leader developmental assessment center to assess and develop 'every day' leaders in the community. Click here for more information on leadership development opportunities.
Within the second research stream on examining and refining key organizational behavior constructs, Dr. Reichard is interested in conducting research that assesses what we know about this burgeoning research area and provides guidance for areas in need of future research. As such, Dr. Reichard is conducting multiple meta-analyses on organizational behavior constructs including 'psycap' and work outcomes (Human Resources Development Review), hope and work outcomes, and hope and academic outcomes. She also conducts research in the area of leadership and employee engagement, on which she has two recent publications with CGU students (Journal of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, Consulting Psychology Journal).
Her work has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Managerial Psychology. She serves on the editorial review board of Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and has reviewed for The Leadership Quarterly and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She recently co-edited a book titled Early Development and Leadership: Building the Next Generation of Leaders.
According to the Academy of Management, Dr. Reichard's article, "Emotional skills and effective management" in Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23 (2), was among the top 20 articles downloaded from the journal in 2008, one of the top 20 articles downloaded in 2009, and one of the top 20 articles downloaded within the first six months of its publication.