Becky Reichard is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University where she runs the LeAD research lab. She earned her doctorate in Management from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational psychology from Missouri State University, and a B.S. in psychology from Missouri Western State University where she was also inducted into the 2007 Athletic Hall of Fame for her NCAA D-II All-American career playing women’s basketball. Becky is an active member of the Academy of Management, Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and is the chair-elect of the scholarship group for the International Leadership Association. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and Leadership Quarterly. To date, Dr. Reichard has received $225k in grants and contracts at CGU, and recently conducted work at the University of Cape Town (click here to read more).
Dr. Reichard’s research focuses on leadership evaluation, assessment, and development and is characterized by research rigor and impact, application, and collaboration. Becky has published 25 journal articles and book chapters on these applied research topics including six with student co-authors. Her work has been published in top journals including The Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Consulting Psychology Journal, and Journal of Positive Psychology to just name a few. Working with the LeAD research lab, Dr. Reichard is currently examining the following research questions:
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Dr. Reichard’s courses focus on two major learning goals: (1) mastery of the theory and research in the domain of study and (2) an ability to apply that theory and research to a real-world problem. Dr. Reichard has taught introductory psychology, organizational psychology, industrial psychology, motivation and peak performance, mentoring, leadership seminar, practical meta-analysis, and gender issues in the workplace. At CGU, she is teaching the following courses:
Dr. Reichard has conducted applied research in a variety of public and private sector organizations in the area of leadership evaluation, assessment, and development. As part of this applied work, Dr. Reichard has designed and implemented leadership assessments including developmental assessment centers, designed and facilitated leadership workshops both in-person and online, evaluating leadership programs, and conducted observations, interviews, and focus groups. The following are some of the organizations where Dr. Reichard has conducted applied work:
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