Jamie Ladge has been a Professor in the Management and Organizational Development Group of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business for the past twelve years. 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.

Selected Publications

  • Ladge, J.J. & Greenberg, D. (2019). Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood, Oxford University Press,.
  • Hennekam, S. Ladge, J.J. & Shymko, Y. 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, In press. (equal authorship; authors listed alphabetically)
  • Masterson, C. Sugiyama, K., & Ladge, J.J. The Value of 21st Century Work-Family Supports: A Review and Cross-level Path Forward. Journal of Organizational Behavior, In press.
  • Greenberg, D. Clair, J.A. & Ladge, J.J. (2019). A Feminist Perspective on Conducting Personally Relevant Research: Working Mothers Studying Pregnancy and Motherhood at Work. Academy of Management Perspectives, In Press.
  • 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. *Shared 2nd authorship. WINNER OF 2020 SAROJ PARASURAMAN OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION AWARD, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT
  • 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. *Equal authorship.
  • Ladge, J.J., Humberd, B. & Eddleston, K. (2018). Retaining professionally-employed mothers: Reconciling maternal self-efficacy, work-family conflict and intent to stay, Human Resource Management, 57(4): 883-90.
  • Ladge, J.J. and Greenberg, D. (2015). Becoming a working mother: Managing identity and efficacy uncertainties during re-socialization. Human Resource Management, 54(6): 977-998
  • Ladge, J., Clair, J and Greenberg, D. (2012). Cross-domain identity transition during liminal periods: Constructing multiple selves as “professional and mother” during pregnancy, Academy of Management Journal, 55(6):1264-1294.

Selected Presentations

  • Ladge, J.J., Eddleston, K. & Sugiyama, K. Am I an Entrepreneur: How Imposter Fears Hinder Women Entrepreneurs’ Business Growth. Academy of Management Start-up to Scale Up Meeting, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Ladge, J.J. & Little, L. (2017). When expectations become reality: Work–family image management and identity adaptation in organizational life. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Sugiyama, K., Ladge, J.J., Modestino, A. & Kenny, K. (2018). Careers in construction: Navigating tensions between stability and provisionality, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago. IL **Best Paper Award***
  • Ladge, J.J. (2016). Can Professionally-employed Mothers Have It All? Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Women in Public Policy Program, Cambridge, MA.

Education

  • PhD, MS in Organization Studies, Boston College’s Carroll School of Management
  • BS, Babson College

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor 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

Professor 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

Professor 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

  • 2020 Recipient of Saroj Parasuraman Outstanding Publication Award, Academy of Management
  • 2020 Finalist for the Best Published Paper Award, Careers Division, Academy of Management
  • 2018-2020 Patrick F. & Helen C. Walsh Professor
  • 2018 Finalist, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (top 5 finalist out of 2500 papers reviewed across 83 English language journals)