Amanda Patel

Assistant Professor, Management

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Dr. Amanda Patel’s primary research center on employee health and well-being. Specifically, she is interested in how employee health behaviors influence employees at work. Her most recent research includes the topics of physical activity and eating. She has recently published a co-authored piece in Journal of Management.

In addition to research, Amanda has consulted on the topic of employee wellness programs. Also, Amanda teaches Organizational Behavior courses. She particularly enjoys helping students to make connections between the classroom and the “real world”.

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and baking. Prior to joining academia, Amanda worked as a supervisor in the Communications Department at Hays Med in Hays, KS.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Thank-a-Prof recognition for Fall 2020
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant – Department of Management, University of Missouri, 2017-2018
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant – Department of Management, University of Missouri, 2016-2017


Recent Intellectual Contributions 

Moake, T. R., & Patel, A. S. (2021). A cross-stressor adaptation perspective on challenge stressors, dietary behavior, and exercise of college students. The Social Science Journal. doi: 10.1080/03623319.2020.1867948

Calderwood, C., ten Brummelhuis, L. L., Patel, A. S., Watkins, T., Calderwood, C., Gabriel, A. S., & Rosen, C. C. (2021). Employee physical activity: A multi-dimensional integrative review. Journal of Management, 47(1), 144-170. doi: 10.1177/0149206320940413

Patel, A. S., Moake, T. R., & Oh, N. (2017). Employee engagement for an increasingly educated workforce: The impact of a competitive team climate. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 16(4), 186-194. doi: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000188.

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Courses Taught

MGT 217: Organizational Behavior

Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • PhD, University of Missouri
  • MBA, BA, Fort Hays State University