Faculty Experts in Human Resource Management
Stress and Wellness | Management Skills Development | Leadership Development
Dr. Lovelace’s expertise encompasses stress and wellness within the workplace and management skills development. Her research within these domains includes leadership development (and coaching) efforts aimed at managing high demands and increasing long term control, including physical fitness, optimism and experiences of flow. Current research extends this individual focus to the organizational level by proposing workplace spirituality as an organizational factor that can facilitate improved performance and well-being. She recently served as a special issue editor for the Journal of Management Education on the topic of Stress, Performance and Wellness and has experience developing curriculum on stress and health in the workplace and management skills.
Dr. Lovelace is a veteran teacher and has extensively researched interdisciplinary and skill-based pedagogy. In the classroom, Dr. Lovelace uses on-line simulations in team leadership, change management, human resource strategy, and staffing of human resources. Her current research in this area is examining the effectiveness of simulation-based training on student’s use of evidence-based management. She also serves on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal. Dr. Lovelace earned a Ph.D. in Organization Studies with a minor in Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, in Amherst, Massachusetts.