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About Kristina Workman

Kristina Workman is an assistant professor of management at the School of Hotel Administration (SHA). She received her PhD in management and organizations from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and graduated summa cum laude with a BBA in management and psychology from the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Workman's research focuses on affirmative interpersonal dynamics (AID), or in other words, how individuals at work do (or do not) relate in ways that foster acknowledgment, respect, and support. In this vein, she conducts research in the areas of prosocial behavior, behavioral ethics, compassion, leadership, and sharing and responding to news at work. Workman is particularly interested in the power of seemingly small, everyday interactions, and how individuals’ actions influence the quality of treatment they receive from interaction partners or third parties. Her research highlights individuals’ agency in determining how particular interpersonal encounters unfold and how their relational context at work develops.

Workman has published research articles in such journals as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Management Inquiry.


2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
2015 - Present Torgalkar Faculty Fellow, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Present Assistant Professor and Torgalkar Faculty Fellow, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Ross School of Business, Stark Award for Academic Excellence
  • University of Central Florida Trustees Doctoral Fellowship
  • UMASS Faculty Award for highest Cum G.P.A. in Management Department
  • Gerald and Paul D’Amour Founders’ Fellowship for Academic Excellence
  • University of Massachusetts William F. Field Alumni Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Alpha Lamda Delta
  • Beta Gamma Sigma


2014 Ph.D., The University Of Michigan ‐ Ross School of Business
2005 B.B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contact Information

Management & Organizational Behavior
565A Statler Hall
Phone: 607.255.6501


Articles (5)

Contributions to Books (1)