Morela Hernandez

Morela Hernandez

Assistant Professor of Management

PhD, Duke University, 2007
BA, Rice University, 2001

Stewardship, leadership, ethics, intergenerational behavior, and workforce diversity

Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 2007

Current Research
The role of leaders in instilling in followers a sense of responsibility to others in present and future generations; the effects of trust in leadership and management behaviors; how self-identity is shaped by ethnicity, cultural origin, and gender, and in turn, how it plays a part in shaping the perceptions, affect, and influencing the decision making of individuals within the organizational context.

Honors and Awards
Outstanding Service Award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management, 2012
Professor of the Year, 2012
Instructor of the Quarter, 2011
Instructor of the Quarter, 2010
Representative at Large of the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management, 2009-2011
Phi Beta Kappa
Kenan Dissertation Fellowship in Ethics, Duke University, (2006-2007)
Fuqua School of Business Graduate Fellowship, Duke University (2002-2007)
Winner of the University of Notre Dame’s Excellence in Ethics Dissertation Proposal Competition (2006)

Selected Publications
"The role of leadership and trust in creating structural patterns of procedural justice: A social network investigation," with D. Liu and L. Wang.  Personnel Psychology, conditionally accepted.

"An Integrative Process Model of Leadership: Examining Loci, Mechanisms and Event Cycles," with M.B. Eberly, M.D. Johnson and B.J. Avolio, American Psychologist, 2013, forthcoming.

"It's Only a Matter of Time: Intergenerational Beneficence as a Death Anxiety Buffer," with K.A. Wade-Benzoni, L.P. Tost and R.P. Larrick, Psychological Science, Vol. 23, No. 7, 2012, pp. 704-709.

"Examining the Draw of Diversity: How Diversity Climate Perceptions Affect Job Pursuit Intentions," with S.D. Volpone, R.W. Stewart, A. Luksyte, D.R. Avery, P.F. McKay and M.R. Hebl, Human Resource Management, Vol. 52, No. 2, 2012, pp. 175-194.

"Toward an Understanding of the Psychology of Stewardship," Academy of Management Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2012, pp. 172-193.

"Who is Leading the Leader? Follower Influence of Leader Ethicality," with S. B. Sitkin, in D. De Cremer & A. Tenbrunsel (eds.) Behavioral Business Ethics: Ideas on an Emerging Field, New York: Rutledge, 2012, pp. 81-102.  

"The Loci and Mechanisms of Leadership: Exploring a More Comprehensive View of Leadership Theory," with M.B. Eberly, B.J. Avolio and M.D. Johnson, The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 22, 2011, pp. 1165-1185.

"Promoting Stewardship Behavior in Organizations: A Leadership Model," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 80, 2008, pp. 121-128.

"Pushing the Boundaries: A Review and Extension of the Psychological Dynamics of Intergenerational Conflict in Organizational Vontexts," with L.P. Tost, and K.A. Wade-Benzoni, in J. Martocchio (ed.), Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Vol. 27, 2008, pp. 93-147.

"In Fairness to Future Generations: The Role of Egocentrism, Uncertainty, Power, and Stewardship in Judgments of Intergenerational Allocations," with K.A. Wade-Benzoni, V. Medvec, and D. Messick, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 44, 2008, pp. 233-245.

"Racial Differences in Managerial Retention: Are Diversity Climate Perceptions the Key?" P.F. McKay, D.R. Avery, S. Tonidandel, M. Morris, and M.R. Hebl, Personnel Psychology, Vol. 60, 2007, pp. 35-62.

"Toward an Understanding of Psychological Distance Reduction Between Generations: A Cross-Cultural Perspective," with Y. Chen, and K.A. Wade-Benzoni, in E. Mannix, M. Neale, & Y. Chen (eds.), Research on Managing Groups and Teams, Greenwich, CT: Elsevier Science Press, Vol. 9, 2006, pp. 3-20.

"Who's Watching the Race? Racial Salience in Recruitment Advertising," with D.R. Avery, and M.R. Hebl, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Vol.34, 2004, pp. 146-161.

Selected Consulting Experience
Business Ethics Advisor, The Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (2005-2008)

Leadership Development Coach, London Business School, London, United Kingdom (2005-2008)
Leadership Development Coach, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (2002-2006)

Working Papers
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Contact Information

Office:548 Paccar Hall

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226