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Ragins Appointed Editor of Top Management Journal

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Belle Rose Ragins, Professor of Management at the Lubar School of Business, has been appointed as Editor of the Academy of Management Review (AMR).  AMR is ranked among the top five most influential management and business journals, and is currently ranked first for citations in the field. Ragins will become Editor-Designate on July 1, 2014 and will become Editor as of January 1, 2015.  She will lead a team of associate editors and an editorial board of top researchers from around the world during her three-year term.

“Belle’s selection for this prominent position results from her outstanding reputation and influence in the field, as well as her high level of scholarship,” says Lubar Dean Timothy L. Smunt.  “This distinction also serves to highlight the Lubar faculty’s collective research achievements and expertise.”

Ragins is widely regarded as a top scholar in the fields of mentoring, diversity and positive relationships at work.  Currently an Associate Editor at AMR, she has over 20 years of experience serving on the top editorial boards in her field.  Dr. Ragins’ influential research has been published in such top-tier journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Academy of Management Review. She has received 13 national awards for her research, which has over 2,500 citations.

Ragins is an invited member of the Society for Organizational Behavior, a Fulbright Scholar, and an elected Fellow in four professional associations: the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Society, the Society for the Psychology of Women, and the American Psychological Association.  She has received three life time achievement awards, as well as multiple teaching awards from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

She earned her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Ragins joined the Lubar School in 1998.