Tamara Friedrich, PhD

Tamara Friedrich, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management

Tel: 912 358-3394
Rm. 130
friedricht@savannahstate.edu

Education

2010- Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma
2007- MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Oklahoma
2005- BA in Psychology and Managerial Studies, Rice University

 

Teaching Experience

June, 2010 – Present        Assistant Professor (Management), Savannah State University

Undergraduate Courses

  • BUSA 2105:                  Communicating in the Business Environment

  • MGNT 3165:                 Management of Organizations

  • MGNT 4168:                 International Business Management

  • MGNT 4204:                 Creativity and Entrepreneurship

 Graduate Courses

  • MBAP 6041:                  Organizational Theory and Behavior

 

Spring, 2009                      Instructor (Psychology), University of Oklahoma

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  • PSY 4703                      Psychology of Leadership

Research Interests and Experience

 

My research interests fall into the broad categories of innovation and leadership, however much of my recent research falls into the intersection of these two areas. Specifically, I am interested in how organizational leaders may initiate, support, and sustain innovative efforts, for instance through hiring, performance management, and creating a climate for creativity. I have published a number of articles and book chapters and given several conference presentations on these topics and others related to organizational behavior. Additionally, in my graduate work and time as a new faculty member, I have worked on research projects supported by the Department of Defense, the Army Research Institute, and the National Institutes of Health on topics such as collective leadership, the emotion management of leaders, and creating a workplace wellness climate to reduce health disparities among minority workers. Most recently, I have, along with Dr. Leon Prieto, founded the Center for the Advancement of Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ACE Center) within the College of Business and will serve as the Co-Director of the center.

 

Recent Publications

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Hunter, S. T., Cushenbery, L., & Friedrich, T. L. (In Press). Hiring an innovative workforce: A necessary yet uniquely challenging endeavor. Human Resource Management Review.

Waples, E., & Friedrich, T. L. (In Press). Managing creative performance: Important strategies for leaders of creative efforts. Advances in Developing Human Resources, Special Issue on Leading for Innovation.

Waples, E. P., Friedrich, T. L., & Shelton, P. M. (In Press). Closing comments on ‘Leading for Innovation’: This is just the beginning. Advances in Developing Human Resources, Special Issue on Leading for Innovation.

Eubanks, D.L., Antes, A.L., Friedrich, T.L., Caughron, J.J., Blackwell, L.V., Bedell-Avers, K.E. & Mumford, M.D. (2010). Criticism and outstanding leadership: An evaluation of leader reactions and critical outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, 21, 365-388.

Friedrich, T.L., Mumford, M.D., Vessey, B., Beeler, C. & Eubanks, D. (2010). Leading for innovation: Re-evaluating leader influences with regard to innovation type and complexity. International Studies of Management and Organization, 40, 6-29.

Friedrich, T. L., Byrne, C.L. & Mumford, M.D. (2009) Editorial: Methodological and theoretical considerations in survey research. The Leadership Quarterly, 20, 57-60.

Friedrich, T.L. & Mumford, M.D. (2009). The effects of conflicting information on creative thought: A source of performance improvements or decrements? Creativity Research Journal, 12, 265-281.

Friedrich, T.L., Vessey, W.B., Schuelke, M., Ruark, G., & Mumford, M.D. (2009). A framework for understanding collective leadership: The selective utilization of leader and team expertise within networks. The Leadership Quarterly, 20, 933-958.

Mumford, M. D., Antes, A. L., Caughron, J. J. & Friedrich, T. L. (2008). Charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadership: Multi-level influences on emergence and performance. The Leadership Quarterly, 19, 144-160.

Mumford, M.D., Friedrich, T.L., Caughron, J.J. & Byrne, C.L. (2007). Leader cognition in real-world settings: How do leaders think about crises? The Leadership Quarterly, 18, 515-543.

Hunter, S. T., Friedrich, T. L. Bedell, K. E. & Mumford, M. D. (2006).  Creative thought in real world innovation. Serbian Journal of Management, 1, 29-39.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Friedrich, T. L., Stenmark, C., Mumford, M.D. (2011). Creative climate. In M. Runco & S. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, 2nd Edition. Oxford, England: Elsevier.

Friedrich, T.L. (2009). Chapter One: The history of leadership research. In M.D. Mumford (Ed.), Leadership 101. (pp. 1-26). New York: Springer.

Mumford, M. D., Friedrich, T. L., Caughron, J. J. & Antes, A.L. (2009). Leadership development and assessment: Describing and rethinking the state of the art. In K.A. Ericsson (Ed.), The Development of Professional Expertise (pp. 84-107). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Mumford, M.D., Friedrich, T.L., Caughron, J.J. & Antes, A. (2009). Leadership research: Traditions, developments and current directions. In D.A. Buchanan & A. Bryman (Eds.),  Handbook of Organizational Research Methods (pp. 111-127). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd.

Mumford, M.D., Hunter, S.T., Friedrich, T.L. & Caughron, J.J. (2009). Charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadership: An examination of multi-level influences on leader emergence and performance. In F.J. Yammarino & F. Dansereau (Eds.), Multi-level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Leadership (pp. 79-116). Oxford, England: Elsevier.

Mumford, M.D., Caughron, J.J. & Friedrich, T.L. (2009). Charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadership: Where are we and where do we need to go. In F.J. Yammarino & F. Dansereau (Eds.), Multi-level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Leadership (pp. 135-143). Oxford, England: Elsevier.

Hunter, S. T., Friedrich, T. L., Bedell, K. E.  & Mumford, M. D. (2007) Creative cognition in the workplace:  An applied perspective.  In M. J. Epstein, T. Davila and R. Shelton (Eds.), The Creative Enterprise. (pp. 171-193). New York:  Praeger.

 

COLLOQUIA AND PRESENTATIONS:

Friedrich, T. L., Blackwell, L. B., Hauck, E. (2011, November). Health disparities and the workplace: Employment as a source of disparities and a potential outlet for intervention. To be presented at the annual meeting for the Southern Management Association, Savannah, GA.

Friedrich, T. L., Hunter, S. T., & Waples, E. P. (2011, November). Creativity and emergency management: Evaluating the unique condition of creativity during a crisis. To be presented at the annual meeting for the Southern Management Association, Savannah, GA.

Friedrich, T.L., Byrne, C.L. & Shipman, A.. (2009, April). Survey methods: A map to navigate the common pitfalls. In K.E. Bedell-Avers & S.T. Hunter  (Chairs), Methods for Success: An Examination of Critical Leadership Issues. Symposium at the 24th annual meeting for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New Orleans, LA.

Friedrich, T.L., Hunter, S.T., Bedell-Avers, K., Eubanks, D.L., Shipman, A., Connelly, S. & Mumford, M.D. (2009, April). Examining the relationship between leader type and inter-country disputes. Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Bedell-Avers, K.E., Hunter, S.T. & Friedrich, T.L. (2008, April). The “dark” side of leadership: An examination of leader errors. In S.T. Hunter & K.E. Bedell-Avers (Chairs), Critical and emerging topics in the study of leadership. Symposium at the 23rd annual meeting for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco, CA.

Eubanks, D.L., Friedrich, T.L., Blackwell, L.B., Antes, A.L., Caughron, J.J. & Mumford, M.D. (2008, April). Criticism and the reactions of outstanding leaders and their followers. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco, CA.

Friedrich, T.L. & Mumford, M.D. (2008, April). The effects of introducing conflicting information during creative thought. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco, CA.