Katerina Gonzalez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Katerina Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University. Her research interests include the psychology of change, supervisor-employee relations, and social inclusion in organizations. She is interested in how the interaction between an individual and his/her social and organizational context influences decision-making and behaviors. She employs primarily quantitative methods (e.g., surveys, experiments, event study methodology, meta-analyses) to understand how individuals navigate such interactions. Her work has appeared in journals such as Personnel Psychology, Human Relations, Management Decision, and Group & Organization Management. She also serves on the review board of The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. She teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels within the areas of organizational behavior, people analytics, and negotiation.


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Gonzalez, K., Portocarrero, F., & Ekema-Agbaw, M. (Forthcoming). Disposition activation during organizational change: A meta-analysis. Personnel Psychology.

Kanitz, R., & Gonzalez, K. (2021). Are We Stuck in the Predigital Age? Embracing Technology-Mediated Change Management in Organizational Change Research. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.

Gonzalez, K., Tillman, C.J., & Holmes, J.J. (2020). Coming home: Why veterans with disabilities withhold workplace accommodation requests. Human Relations. 73(10), 1439-1466.

Portocarrero, F., Gonzalez, K., & Ekema-Agbaw, M. (2020). A meta-analytic review of the relationship between dispositional gratitude and well-being. Personality and Individual Differences. 164.

Gonzalez, K. & Winkler., C. (2019). The entrepreneurial breaking point: Undergoing moments of crisis. Management Decision, 57(11), 2853-2868.

Gigliotti, R., Marshall, D., Vardaman, J., & Gonzalez, K. (2019). The role of perceived organizational support in individual change readiness. Journal of Change Management, 19(2), 86-100.

Ogbonnaya, C., Tillman, C.J., & Gonzalez, K. (2018). Perceived organizational support in healthcare: The importance of teamwork and training for employee well-being and patient satisfaction. Group & Organization Management, 43(3), 475-503.

Tillman, C.J., Gonzalez, K., Crawford, W.S., & Lawrence, E.R. (2018). Affective responses to abuse in the workplace: The role of hope and affective commitment in the abusive supervision-turnover relationship. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 26(1), 57-65.

Tillman, C.J., Gonzalez, K., Whitman, M., Crawford, W.C., & Hood, A.C. (2018). A Multi-Functional View of Moral Disengagement: Exploring the Effects of Learning the Consequences. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 2286.

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Courses Taught

MGT217: Organizational Behavior

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Degrees/Professional Certifications
  • PhD, MPhil, MBA, City University of New York
  • BS, New York University