Karen Landay

Karen Landay

Assistant Professor
212 Bloch Heritage Hall

Areas of expertise: Dark personality, human resources, leadership, work passion

Karen Landay is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She earned her Ph.D. in Management from the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama, her Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

Dr. Landay’s research interests include work passion, leadership, and music listening at work. Her research has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Research in Personality, and Personality and Individual Differences, among others, and has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., Salon, and BBC Worklife.

Dr. Landay currently teaches undergraduate organizational behavior. She is on the editorial review board for Journal of Managerial Psychology and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for journals such as Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. She also volunteers in a variety of capacities for the Academy of Management and Southern Management Association.