Katherine Alexander

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Schreiber 710

Phone: 312.915.7117

Email: kalexander7@luc.edu


Katherine C. Alexander is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business.

Her current research interests include interpersonal mistreatment, destructive leadership, and developing measurement tools for managerial researchers. Overall, Katie’s research examines the dark side of leadership and its impact on employees and organizations.

Her research has resulted in the development of a measure of insubordination, which has facilitated new research interest in insubordinate follower behaviors. She also conducts large scale meta-analyses and systematic reviews to improve our understanding of existing organizational behavior literature. Over the next three years, she will be working on two large-scale grant initiatives dedicated to supporting small business owners in the Chicagoland area.

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  • PhD, Management and Organizational Behavior, Harbert College of Business, Auburn University
  • MBA, Harbert College of Business, Auburn University
  • BS in Economics and Political Economy, Collat College of Business, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Professional Employment

  • Doctoral Research Assistant and Instructor of Introduction to Management; Teaching Assistant for Strategic Management Capstone, Harbert College of Business, Auburn University, 2018-21

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal Mistreatment
  • Dark Side of Leadership
  • Measure Development

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Management Faculty of Color Association
  • Southern Management Association

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 201: Managing People and Organizations
  • BHNR 535: Business Honors Research Practicum

Selected Publications

Ellen, B. P., III, Alexander, K. C., Mackey, J. D., McAllister, C. P., & Carson, J. E. (2021). Portrait of a workplace deviant: A clearer picture of the Big Five and Dark Triad as predictors of workplace deviance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(12), 1950-1961. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2021-19408-001?doi=1

Mackey, J. D., Ellen III, B. P., McAllister, C. P., & Alexander, K. C. (2021). The dark side of leadership: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis of destructive leadership research. Journal of Business Research, 132, 705-718. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.10.037

Mackey, J. D., McAllister, C. P., & Alexander, K. C. (2021). Insubordination: Validation of a measure and an examination of insubordinate responses to unethical supervisory treatment. Journal of Business Ethics, 168(4), 755-775. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04231-7