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Jamie Ladge
Curriculum VitaePatrick F. & Helen C. Walsh Research Professor, Management and Organizational Development

Jamie J. Ladge

112 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph.D., M.S., Organization Studies, Boston College, Carroll School of Management
B.S., 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, Professor Ladge was an instructor at Boston College in the Carroll School of Management.

Services to the Profession

Professor Ladge is currently the Program 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. Professor 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 & Recognition

2017 Tier 1 Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Grant Recipient, “Exploring Intellectual Agility and its Effects on Career Success,” $50,000 (with Alicia Sasser-Modestino/CSSH and Cigdem Talgar/CATLR)

2015-2017 Humanities Research Collaborative Cluster Grant on Gender Equity, Northeastern University, $2,000 (with Alicia Sasser-Modestino/Economics/Public Policy)

2013, 2015, 2017 DMSB Faculty Recipient of Summer Research Award.

2013-2015 Northeastern University ADVANCE Research Grant, $10,000

2009-2011 Sloan Work-Family Early Career Development Grant Awardee, $45,000

2009 Recipient of Sage Dissertation Award, GDO Division, Academy of Management


Selected Publications

Ladge, J.J., Humberd, B. & Eddleston, K. (2017). Retaining professionally-employed mothers: Reconciling maternal self-efficacy, work-family conflict and intent to stay. Forthcoming, Human Resource Management

Hennekam, S. & Ladge, J.J. (2017). When lesbians become mothers: Identity validation, claiming birth “rights” and the role of diversity climate, In Press, Journal of Vocational Behavior

Eddleston, K., Ladge, J.J., Mitteness, C., & Balachandra, L. (2016). Do you see what I see? Signaling effects of gender and firm characteristics on financing entrepreneurial ventures. In Press, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, 40(3): 489–514

Ladge, J.J. Humberd, B., Baskerville, M. & Harrington, B. (2015). Updating the organizational man: Fathers in the workplace, Academy of Management Perspectives. 29(1), 152-171.

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. & Little, L. (2017). When expectations become reality: Work–family image management and identity adaptation in organizational life. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Ladge, J.J. Sugiyama, K. & Kenny, K. (2017). Early career identity construction: Navigating tensions between stability and provisionality, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Masterson, C., Ladge, J.J., Sasser-Modestino, A. (2017). Policy over management practice: A review of work-life policies, managerial support and the effects on organizational outcomes, Community, Work and Family Conference, Milan, Italy.

Ladge, J.J. (2016). Can Professionally-employed Mothers Have It All? Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Women in Public Policy Program, Cambridge, MA.

Humberd, B. K. & Ladge, J. J. (2016). Involved Fathers or Ideal Workers? Examining Fatherhood in the Context of Work & Organizations. Presented as part of the symposium titled “Gender and the Ideal Worker Image: Impacts on Worker Outcomes and Organizational Life” Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Selected Media Appearances

June 22, 2018

Ladge selected as 2018 Kanter Award finalist

Jamie Ladge's co-authored research has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research by the Center for Families at Purdue University. The nominees were selected via a very rigorous process. A committee of over 60 leading scholars, examined over 2500 articles published in 83 leading English-language journals from around the world.

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