Profile for Christa Kiersch

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Specialty area(s)

Leadership, Student Leadership Development, Human Resource Management

Current courses at UWL

MGT 308: Theory & Behavior in Organizations 

MGT 483: Human Resource Development


Ph.D.: Colorado State University, 2012.

MS: Colorado State University, 2010.

B.S.: University of Iowa, 2007.

Teaching history

MGT308: Theory & Behavior in Organizations

MGT385: Employment (Human Resource Management)

MGT412: Leadership & Team Development

MGT483: Human Resource Development

MGT400: Global Consulting Program (a faculty-led study abroad experience in Bratislava, Slovakia)

MGT 323 (Professional Communication & Business Consulting) & the CBA Integrated Core Program

Research and publishing

Macpherson, A., Kiersch, C. ,& Antonacopoulou, E. (2020). Can senior management sustain engagement and identification to support learning Designing communities and defining goals. Journal of Strategy and Management. doi: 10.1108/JSMA-07-2019-0136

Kiersch, C., Peters, J. (2017). Leadership from the inside out: Student leadership development within authentic and servant leadership frameworks. Journal of Leadership Education. 

Kiersch, C. E., Byrne, Z. S. (2015). Is being authentic being fair? Multilevel examination of authentic leadership, justice, and employee outcomes. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 22, 292-303. doi: 10.1177/1548051815570035.

Hansen, A., Byrne, Z. S., & Kiersch, C. E. (2014). Interpersonal leadership and organizational identification’s relation to employee engagement. Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Gonzalez-Mulé, E., DeGeest, D., Kiersch, C. E., & Mount, M. K. (2013). Gender differences in personality predictors of counterproductive behavior. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28(4), 217-244. doi: 10.1108/JMP-12-2012-0397.

Hansen, A. M., Byrne, Z. S., & Kiersch, C. E. (2013). Development and validation of an abridged measure of organizational justice. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 147(3), 217-244. doi: 10.1080/00223980.2012.683054

Byrne, Z.S., Kiersch, C.E., Weidert, J. & Smith, C. (2012). The justice-oriented face of organizations. In M.A. Sarlak (Ed.), The new faces of organizations in 21st Century.

Ganster, D.C., Kiersch, C.E., Marsh, R.E., & Bowen, A.(2011). Performance based rewards and work stress. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 31, 221-235.

Byrne, Z.S., Kiersch, C. E., Smith, C., & Weidert, J. (2011). The engaged employee face of organizations. In M. A. Sarlak (Ed.), The new faces of organizations in 21st century (Vol. 1). NAISIT Publisher. (pp. 93-135).