Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Management
I am a full-time faculty member in the Management Department in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. My Ph.D. in Business Administration is from from Penn State University. I have provided management consulting services and leadership training in for-profit and non-profit organizations. I authored a digital, interactive principles of management textbook with Pearson Education. Prior to working in higher education, my professional work experience included health care management, marketing, and pharmaceutical sales.
Teaching and Advising
- I regularly teach Strategic Management, Organization and Management, and Human Resource Management.
- I have also taught Compensation and Performance Appraisal, Critical Thinking in Management, Employee Relations, International Management, Leadership, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Organizational Behavior, and Strategic Human Capital Management.
- Assistant Chair, Department of Management
- Chair, Curriculum Committee, Department of Management
- University Undergraduate Council Representative, Fogelman College of Business
- Assurance of Learning Task Force, Fogelman College of Business
- University-Wide Canvas LMS Technical Work Group
- Library Liaison, Department of Management
- Online Standards Committee, Fogelman College of Business
- Scholarship Committee, Fogelman College of Business
- Co-Founder and Co-Director, Prepped for Success! Professionalism Certificate Program, University of Memphis Lambuth Campus
- Strategic Planning Committee, University of Memphis Lambuth Campus
- Undergraduate Research Fair Committee, University of Memphis Lambuth Campus
- Judge, Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Forums
Honors and Awards
- Society for Human Resource Management-Memphis, Human Resource Team Award
- George Johnson Fellow Award for Teaching
- Department of Management Undergraduate Teaching Awards
- University of Memphis Lambuth Campus Faculty Spirit Award
Recent Publications and Presentations
Açıkgöz, Y., Mollica, K., Davison, H.K., Hartwell, C., & Bergman, S.M. (paper under review) Applicant reactions to social media screening: Effects of social media type, screening self-efficacy, and minority status.
Mollica, K. (In press). Organizational stakeholders and managerial decision-making. Pathways to Research, Salem Press.
Mollica, K. & Coomber, N. Management: An Interactive Approach. (2023) 1st edition. Pearson Higher Education.
Mollica, K. & Coomber, N. Creating Your Own Ethics Mini-Cases. Presented at the 2022 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle WA.
Mollica, K. (2019). Employee reactions to lottery-based incentives at United Airlines. Journal of Business Cases & Applications, 25: 1-8.
Becton, J., Mollica, K., Richardson, H.A., Sodeman, W., Sturman, M.C., Davison, H.K., & Hamilton, R.H. The Role of Non-Tenure Track Faculty in Business Schools. Presented at the 2019 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Mollica, K. (2018). The end of Ringling Brothers Circus: Business model and stakeholder influence. Journal of Business Cases & Applications, 21: 1-8.
Mollica, K. (2017). Banning the box in employee hiring. Journal of Academics & Business Ethics, 10: 1-9.
Mollica, K. & Coomber, N. Closing the gap: Practical ideas for soft skills learning activities. 2017 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Mollica, K. Hiring ex-offenders as a corporate social responsibility initiative. Presented at the 2016 Academy of Business Research Fall Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Danehower, C. & Mollica, K. Intimate partner violence (IPV) as a workplace issue: Advancing a renewed research agenda. Presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC.
Coomber, N. & Mollica, K. Sharing governance in the classroom through critical pedagogy activities. Presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC.
Mollica, K. & Danehower, C. (2014). Domestic violence and the workplace: The employer's legal responsibilities. Journal of Management & Marketing Research, 17: 1-11.