Office: 587 PACCAR Hall
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3200
- Associate Professor of Management Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow
- PhD Tulane University (2003)
- BA University of Texas (1997)
- organizational behavior
- Ethical Decision Making, Organizational Justice, Diversity Issues
- At the University of Washington since 2011
- Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, 2009-2011
- Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, 2003-2009
- “Misery loves company: Team dissonance and the influence of supervisor-focused interpersonal justice climate on team cohesiveness“
Journal Article: Stoverink, A.C., Umphress, E.E., Gardner, R.G., & Miner, K.N., (2014). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 99, pp. 1059-1073.
- “Observer reactions to interpersonal injustice: The roles of perpetrator intent and victim perception“
Journal Article: Umphress, E.E., Simmons, A.L., Folger, R., Ren, R., & Bobocel, R., (2013). Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 34, pp. 327-349.
- “Formal Infrastructure and Ethical Decision-Making: Empirical Investigation and Implications for Supply Management“
Journal Article: Rottig, D., Koufteros, X., & Umphress, E.E., (2011). Decision Sciences Journal, Vol. 42, pp. 163-204.
- “When employees do bad things for good reasons. A motivational model for unethical pro-organizational behavior“
Journal Article: Umphress, E.E.,& Bingham, J.B., (2011). Organization Science, Vol. 22, pp. 621-640.
- “Unethical Behavior in the Name of the Company: The Moderating Effect of Organizational Identification and Positive Reciprocity Beliefs on Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior“
Journal Article: Umphress, E.E., Bingham, J.B., & Mitchell, M.S., (2010). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 95, pp. 769-780.
- “The Influence of Distributive Justice on Lying for and Stealing from a Supervisor“
Journal Article: Umphress, E.E., Ren, L.R., Bingham, J.B., & Gogus, C.I, (2009). Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 86, pp. 507-518.
- “Managing Discrimination in Selection: The Influence of Directives from an Authority and Social Dominance Orientation“
Journal Article: Umphress, E.E., Simmons, A.L., Boswell, W.R., & Triana, M.C., (2008). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 93, pp. 982-993.
- “Fairness at the Top: Procedural Justice and Collaborative Problem Solving in New Product Development“
Journal Article: Li, H., Bingham, J.B., & Umphress, E.E., (2007). Organization Science, Vol. 18, pp. 200-216.
- “When Birds of a Feather Flock Together and When They Do Not: Status Composition, Social Dominance Orientation, and Organizational Attractiveness“
Journal Article: Umphress, E.E., Smith-Crowe K., Brief, A.P., Dietz, J., & Watkins, M.B., (2007). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 92, pp. 396-409.
- “Community Matters: Realistic Group Conflict Theory and the Impact of Diversity“
Journal Article: Brief, A.P., Umphress, E.E., Dietz, J., Burrows, J.W., Butz, R.M., & Scholten, L., (2005). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 48, pp. 830-944.
- “Building houses on rocks: The role of the ethical infrastructure in organizations“
Journal Article: Tenbrunsel, A. E., Smith-Crowe, K., & Umphress, E. E., (2003). Social Justice Research, Vol. 16, pp. 285-307.
- “High procedural fairness heightens the effect of outcome favorability on self-evaluations: An attributional analysis“
Journal Article: Brockner, J., Heuer, L., Magner, N., Folger, R., Umphress, E. E., Van den Bos, K., Vermunt, R., Magner, M., & Siegel, P., (2003). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 91, pp. 51-68.
- “The role of instrumental and expressive social network ties in employees’ perceptions of organizational justice“
Journal Article: Umphress, E. E., Labianca, G., Brass, D. J., Kass, E., & Scholten, L., (2003). Organization Science, Vol. 14, pp. 738-753.
- “Is virtue its own reward? Self-sacrificial decisions for the sake of fairness“
Journal Article: Turillo, C. J., Folger, R., Lavelle, J. J., Umphress, E. E., & Gee, J. O., (2002). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 89, pp. 839-865.
- “Emulation in academia: Balancing structure and identity“
Journal Article: Labianca, G., Fairbank, J. F., Thomas, J. B., Gioia, D. A., & Umphress, E. E., (2001). Organization Science, Vol. 12, pp. 312-330.
Honors and Awards
- Star Teacher Winter Quarter Executive MBA, University of Washington, 2017
- Star Teacher Autumn Quarter Undergraduate, University of Washington, 2016
- Pacific Coast Banking School Dean’s Leadership Award, University of Washington, 2016
- Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship, University of Washington, 2016
- Star Teacher Winter Quarter Executive MBA, University of Washington, 2016
- Star Teacher Winter Quarter Executive MBA, University of Washington, 2015
- Faculty Advisor to Foster MBA Team who took 1st Place Finish in a National MBA Ethics Case Competition, 2015
- Core Professor of the Year, Evening MBA (Class of 2015), University of Washington, 2014
- Star Teacher Winter Quarter Evening MBA, University of Washington, 2014
- Star Teacher Spring Quarter Undergraduate, University of Washington, 2013
- Star Teacher Autumn Quarter Executive MBA, University of Washington, 2011
- Summer Research Grant from the Mays Business School, 2010
- Texas Transportation Institute Grant, An Analysis of the Workforce Climate at the Texas Transportation Institute, Principal Investigator, 2008
- The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M College Level Distinguished Teaching Award, Texas A&M University, 2007
- Mays Research Fellow, Texas A&M University, 2007-2010
- Montague Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar, Texas A&M University, 2006
- NASA Cooperative Agreement, An Analysis of the Workforce Sustainability of Two Gulf Coast Shuttle Program Locations Following Hurricane Katrina, Principal Investigator, 2006
- Summer Teaching Grant, Texas A&M University, 2006
- Summer Teaching Grant, Texas A&M University, 2005
- Murphy Institute Fellowship for Doctoral Student Research, Tulane University, 2002
- Best Papers Award from the Organizational Management Theory Division of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2000
- Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2010-present
- Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Review, 2005-present
- Editorial Board Member, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2007-present
- Reviewer, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2006-present
- Reviewer, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2005-present
- Reviewer, Social Justice Research, 2003-present
- Dr. Umphress teaches Dynamics of Negotiations and Ethical Leadership to executive, global, and full-time MBAs at the University of Washington. She uses cases and classroom exercises to help students experience classroom concepts, which facilitates learning and the transfer of those class concepts into the workplace. With regard to teaching, she was voted the Professor of the Year for the evening MBA program in 2014 and recognized as a Star Teacher for exemplary teaching many times since joining the faculty at the University of Washington. In addition, she was the recipient of two competitive college-level teaching awards from her former institution. Dr. Umphress also has extensive consulting and executive education experience. She has conducted executive education programs for companies such as Microsoft, ExxonMobil, and the Texas Transportation Institute. She specializes in teaching executives Strategic Communications and Negotiations, Ethical Leadership, and Organizational Leadership. Her consulting work focuses on empowering employees and enhancing productivity in the workplace. She has worked with companies such as NASA, Citigroup, and Lockheed Martin. Further, she is committed to teaching and mentoring doctoral students, exemplified by authoring eleven publications with current or former doctoral students.