Amy Colbert


Amy E. Colbert is a Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship and the Leonard A. Hadley Chair in Leadership in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. She earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resource management from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree in decision sciences from Saint Louis University, and a B.S. in accounting and mathematics from Culver-Stockton College.

Amy’s research focuses on the ways in which individuals connect with their work, their co-workers, their supervisors, and their organizations in ways that motivate and sustain them. She also investigates the role of individual differences and identities in shaping people’s responses to work contexts. Finally, she studies leaders, examining the factors that contribute to effective leadership and the mechanisms by which leaders achieve results. Amy has published scholarly articles on these topics in academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly.

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