Jamie Ladge is a Professor and Group Chair of Management and Organizational Development at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. She is primarily known for her research exploring the intersection of work and family, stigmatized social identities, and career equality, gender and diversity issues in organizations. Ladge's core area of research focuses on the psychological and career implications of professionally-employed mothers and fathers. She also researches the diversity challenges and work and family boundaries of those holding stigmatized social identities including pregnant workers and same-sex couples. Her work has been published in several top management and human resources journals including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, and Harvard Business Review. She also recently co-authored the book, “Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood” which was published by Oxford University Press.
Professor Ladge is a frequent speaker, both nationally and internationally, on the topic of gender and diversity in organizations and work-life integration. Her research has also received a significant amount of media attention in major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, Businessweek, and other prominent media outlets. At Northeastern, she teaches courses on Managing Human Capital, Managing People and Organizations, Career Management, and Organizational Behavior.
Professor Ladge is a current member of the Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, American Psychological Association, Society for Human Resource Professionals, and Work-Family Researchers Network. She recently served as the Division Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
- PhD, MS in Organization Studies, Boston College's Carroll School of Management
- BS, Babson College
- Sugiyama, K., Ladge, J.J., Bilimoria, D. Calling oneself and others in: Brokering identities in diversity training, Academy of Management Journal, In Press.
- Sugiyama, K., Ladge, J.J. & Dokko, G. (2022). Stable anchors and dynamic evolution: A paradox theory of career identity maintenance and change. Academy of Management Review, In Press.
- Hennekam, S. & Ladge, J.J. (2022).Free to be me? Evolving gender expression and the dynamic interplay between authenticity and the desire to be accepted at work, Academy of Management Journal, In Press.
- Gatrell, C., Ladge, J.J. & Powell, G.N. (2021). A Review of Fatherhood and Employment: Introducing New Perspectives for Management Research. Journal of Management Studies, 59(5), 1198-1226.
- Hennekam, S., Ladge, J.J. & Shymko, Y. (2020). From Zero to Hero: An Exploratory Study Examining Sudden Hero Status Among Non-Physician Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(10): 1088-1100.
- Smith, A.N., Baskerville-Watkins, M., Ladge, J.J. & Carlton, P. (2019). Making the Invisible Visible: Paradoxical Effects of Intersectional Invisibility on the Career Experiences of Executive Black Women in the Workplace, Academy of Management Journal, 62(6): 1705-1734.
- Ladge, J.J. & Little, L. (2019). When expectations become reality: Work–family image management and identity adaptation in organizational life. Academy of Management Review, 41(1): 126-149.
- Gabriel, A., Ladge, J., Little, L., MacGowen, R., & Stillwell, E., Finding Strength in the Storm: How Working Mothers with Postpartum Depression Navigate the Sensemaking Processes to Generate Work-Family Identity Recrafting, Annual Academy of Management Meeting, Seattle, WA 2022.
- Meeker, S., Lincoln, A., Modestino., A & Ladge, J.J. Pandemic Parenting: How Workplace Policies and Practices Alleviated PTSD Among Working Parents During the COVID-19 Crisis. Work Family Researchers Network Conference, New York, NY, June 2022.
- Ladge, J., Sugiyama., K., Masterson., C., Thomason, B., Modestino, A., & Lincoln., A. Operating at Surge Capacity: Absorbing and Attending to Infrastructure Shocks and Shifting Work-Family Perspectives During COVID-19 Pandemic. Work Family Researchers Network Conference, New York, NY, June 2022.
- Gabriel, A., Ladge, J., Little, L., MaGowen, R., & Stillwell, E., Finding Strength in the Storm: How Working Mothers with Postpartum Depression Navigate the Sensemaking Processes to Generate Work-Family Identity Recrafting, Positive Organizational Scholarship Conference at Ross School of Business at the University Michigan, 2022.
- Ladge. J.J. Invited Panelist, Making your research matter: Broadening the meaning of impact. Annual Academy of Management Meeting, Virtual Conference, 2021.
Research & Teaching Interests
Ladge's primary research interests are with the intersection of identity, careers, and work-life integration in organizations. Secondarily, she studies stigmatized social identities and gender and diversity issues in organizations.
Industry & Academic Experience
Ladge has a professional background in consulting and high technology. She has worked for companies such as Unipower Solutions, Iron Mountain Consulting Services, LLC, and Fidelity Investments. She has also worked as a research associate for Harvard Business School. Prior to joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty at Northeastern University, Ladge was an instructor at Boston College in the Carroll School of Management.
Services to the Profession
Ladge is currently the Division Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. She is also a founding member of the Work-Family Researchers Network and a member of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, American Psychological Association, and Society for Human Resource Professionals. She has been a faculty affiliate of the Boston College Center for Work and Family for the past 10 years and is a frequent speaker on the topic of gender and diversity in organizations and work-life integration. Ladge's research has been widely cited in popular news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, and Businessweek.
Awards & Recognitions
- 2022 SIOP Small Grant Award (with Gabriel, MacGowan and Stillwell)
- 2021 Winner of the Teaching Innovation Award, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
- 2020 Recipient of Saroj Parasuraman Outstanding Publication Award, Academy of -Management, Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division
- Patrick F. & Helen C. Walsh Research Professorship (2018-2020)
- 2019. Finalist, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (top 5 finalist out of 2500 papers reviewed across 83 English language journals)