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Faculty Directory

Backhaus, Kristin

Ph.D., Administration and Policy Studies, SUNY Albany, 1995

Interim Dean

Department: School of Business
Office: VH 312A
Phone: (845) 257-2972

Office Hours

By Appointment

Career History

Director, Leadership Institute, School of Business, 2008-present
Co-Editor, Current Empirical Research, Organization Management Journal
Consulting in the areas of employer branding, employee training and development, and marketing research projects

Research/Creative Activity

Cognitive Styles
Employer Branding
Employee Recruitment
Human Resource Management

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
SUNY New Paltz School of Business Distinguished Service Award, 2008
Distinguished Teacher Award, Alumni Association, 2005
Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Student Association, 2002


Publications in: Business and Society; Career Development International; Educational Psychology; Journal of Business Communication; Journal of Management Education; Organization Management Journal; Journal of the Academy of Business Education; Journal of Faculty Development

Presentations to: Academy of Management; Eastern Academy of Management; European Learning Styles Information Network; Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management; Northeast Decision Sciences Institute

Certificates & Licenses

"Kirton Adaption-Innovation Instrument Certification," KAI Institute, 2007-2012
Professional in Human Resources, Human Resource Certification Institute, 2008

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

Eastern Academy of Management, Vice President Program
Education, Learning, Styles, Individual Differences Information Network