Christina E. Shalley, professor of organizational behavior, is one of six women faculty members at Georgia Tech selected to receive National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Professorships, which are designed to advance women's professional growth in academia.
Provost Jean-Lou Chameau awarded the professorships to one woman at each of Georgia Tech's Colleges. All recipients of the five-year professorship, which begins January 1, 2007, had to be tenured senior faculty members with strong research records.
They will each receive $200,000 ($40,000 annually) in support of their research and leadership activities that advance women in each of their respective Colleges as well as the entire Institute. Their responsibilities include developing networks of women faculty committed to institutional transformation, advising the deans and provost about issues vital for the success of women faculty, and helping organize related events.
"I am honored to receive this professorship," says Shalley, who has served as chair of the College of Management 's PhD program, led numerous workshops on work/life balance, and conducted extensive research on employee creativity, among other topics.
Her work has appeared in various academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Creativity Research Journal, Human Performance, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Quality Management, Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management.