Katy A. Connealy 402-679-1127 firstname.lastname@example.org 2401 Calvert St NW, Apt 429, Washington, DC 20008 EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS University of Maryland -­‐ College Park, PhD – Organizational Behavior, expected graduation May 2019 University of Nebraska-­‐Omaha, MBA, graduated May 2013 • Studied abroad in China – Studied the Chinese economy from both a historical and business perspective. • Studied HR Metrics and conducted correlation and regression analyses to link employee data to the performance of a publicly-­‐traded firm. University of Nebraska-­‐Lincoln, BSBA – Finance, graduated May 2010 • Graduated in three years with Honors and High Distinction. Certified Internal Auditor, 2013 • Completed a four-­‐exam certification process and fulfilled a two-­‐year work experience requirement in order to attain the certification. PRESENTATIONS Ligon, G.S., Woracek, S., Connealy, K., Morris, R. Notorious: A case study of marketing and management practices in two terrorist organizations. Posters on the Hill, Washington, D.C. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Robert H. Smith School of Business Voice Receptivity in Teams in collaboration with Dr. Gilad Chen, Dr. Subra Tangirala, Dr. Brady Firth, and Insiya Hussain Study Description: The purpose of this research project is to investigate the antecedents and consequences of receptivity within teams to voice—i.e., team members’ expression of concerns, opinions or suggestions about how the team is operating. • Launched a pilot lab study in which we examined the effects of manipulations on openness and team member status. • Examined participant responses to the manipulation checks. • Assembled pre-­‐survey, mid-­‐task, and post-­‐task surveys and managed participant responses • Maintained a weekly lab schedule on SONA. Antecedents of Voice in collaboration with Dr. Subra Tangirala Study Description: The purpose of this research project is to investigate the antecedents of voice within teams— i.e., team members’ willingness to express concerns, opinions or suggestions on topics in which they do not feel they have a vested interest. • Compiled a literature review on management topics psychological standing, psychological safety, ghettoization, and affirmative action. • Created and launched study on Amazon Mechanical Turk. Discrepancies in Perceived Reactions to Customers’ Anger in collaboration with Dr. Rellie Derfler-­‐Rozin, Dr. Anat Rafaeli, and Elie Aizner Study Description: The purpose of this research project is to investigate the discrepancy between how people think about rewarding anger (vs. other emotions expressed) and how they actually reward anger. • Compiled a literature review on workplace emotions and responses to emotional customers. • Embedded an audio scenario into a participant questionnaire to pilot a follow-­‐up study. Responses to Gender Stereotypes and Status in collaboration with Dr. Kay Bartol Study Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the potential moderating effect of progressive versus traditional values on individuals’ responses to being placed in counter stereotypical roles. • Compiled a literature review on gender stereotypes, attitudes toward women, and perceptions of gender roles. Virtual Teams, Gender, and Leadership in collaboration with Insiya Hussain and Dr. Kay Bartol Study Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the virtual team environment on team interactions. Specifically, we seek to determine if virtual environments “level the playing field” for groups that otherwise discriminated against for leadership roles. • Compiled a literature review of existing gender meta-­‐analyses. Center for Collaboration Science Strategic Management and Organizational Marketing Research in collaboration with Dr. Gina Ligon Study Description: Examined the Marketing and Management strategies used by the Japanese Red Army and the Weather Underground Organization and identify the business practice that ultimately led to their disbanding. • Supervised university scholarship competition winner on the construction, organization, and publication of a case study. Organizational Behavior Research in collaboration with Dr. Gina Ligon Study Description: Evaluated the emotional, cognitive, and physiological motivators that lead to disengagement from white supremacist organizations and compare said motivators to existing business literature. • Researched management literature on employee retention and disengagement. • Analyzed statistically significant psychological relationships and connected them to interviewee behaviors and motivators. • Developed and applied interview coding scheme regarding the emotional, cognitive, and physiological factors of former Neo-­‐Nazi organization members. • Collaborated with three members of the Department of Homeland Security START Consortium at the University of Maryland. Creativity and Innovation Advancement Lab Team Problem Construction Research in collaboration with Dr. Roni Reiter-­‐Palmon Study Description: Examined the influence of four different sets of problem construction instructions on the creativity of participants’ solutions. • Piloted the study with groups of undergraduates and updated study protocol and surveys based on participant feedback. • Trained research assistants to facilitate the study. • Coordinated with Management and Psychology instructors to schedule data collection sessions in undergraduate courses. • Created data entry database and trained research assistants to enter data. • Will conduct study data analysis in the spring semester. Individual Differences and Decision Making Research in collaboration with Dr. Roni Reiter-­‐Palmon Study Description: Examined the effects of solution evaluation and selection structure and individual differences on creative idea evaluation and selection outcomes. • Coordinated with Management and Psychology instructors to schedule data collection sessions in undergraduate courses. • Served as a trained rater, assessing the originality of research participants’ solution evaluations. Facilitation Transfer Research in collaboration with Dr. Roni Reiter-­‐Palmon Study Description: Researched viability of transferring facilitation expertise to novices in a collaborative, team environment while comparing electronic vs. traditional, “paper/pencil” approaches. • Under various experimental conditions, facilitated study and observed research participants in both electronic and traditional “paper/pencil” environments. • Coordinated with Management and Psychology instructors to schedule data collection sessions in undergraduate courses. Sexual Harrassment Research in collaboration with Dr. Roni Reiter-­‐Palmon Study Description: Researched viability of transferring facilitation expertise to novices in a collaborative, team environment while comparing electronic vs. traditional, “paper/pencil” approaches. • Facilitated study and observed research participants as they witnessed sexual harassment and subsequent task completion in a business setting. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Human Resources Systems Project Manager -­‐ Union Pacific Railroad, September 2013 -­‐ Present • Conducted needs assessment and identified process improvement opportunities for gaps, overlaps, or redundancy in business processes and workflow. • Collaborated with IT programmers to develop and execute functional design specifications and test plans for system enhancements. Human Resources Process Improvement Specialist -­‐ Union Pacific Railroad, June 2013 – September 2013 • Educated Union Pacific employees and applicants on HR policies and transactions as a member of the Human Resources Service Center. • Conducted Excel training and streamlined manual HR processes by implementing live data extraction. • Performed root-­‐cause analysis to eliminate PeopleSoft-­‐SAP data feed failures during the SAP transition. Corporate Auditor -­‐ Union Pacific Railroad, May 2010 – June 2013 • Created complex data-­‐mining queries, performed systematic trend analyses, and conducted detailed data analysis to identify control deficiencies and potential fraud. • Planned and managed time and resource requirements for 12 subordinates, vetted audit findings with senior management, and oversaw audit publication while leading four audit teams. Office Assistant – UNL School of Accountancy, January 2008 – May 2010 • Managed the assembly and distribution of course materials for 16 UNL accounting professors. • Proctored and scored student accounting exams on an ad hoc basis. • Monitored the administrative office and provided assistance to professors and students as needed. EXPERIENCE WITH RELEVANT SYSTEMS AND DATABASES • Excel, SQL, SAP, PeopleSoft, Mainframe, Lotus Notes ACTIVITIES AND VOLUNTEER WORK Lead, Educate, Achieve, Develop (LEAD) Member, 2010 – 2014 • Coordinated and participated in classroom visits as Elementary Reading Mentor – Group Leader. Pancreatic Cancer Walk Coordinator, 2012 – 2014 • Promoted the event, recruited donors and attendees, and raised disease awareness as 18th floor captain.