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. 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.
- Chair, Curriculum Committee, Department of Management
- Internship supervisor, Department of Management
- 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
Honors and Awards
- 2016 George Johnson Fellow Award for Teaching
- 2014, 2015, & 2017 Department of Management Undergraduate Teaching Awards
- 2015 University of Memphis Lambuth Campus Faculty Spirit Award
Publications and Presentations
Mollica, K. & Coomber, N. Management: An Interactive Approach. (In progress) 1st edition. Pearson Higher Education.
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.
Mollica, K. Faculty experiences in academic advising for undergraduate business majors who 'don't know what I want to be when I grow up.' Presented at the 2012 Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN.
Mollica, K. & Danehower, C. Domestic violence and the workplace: a review of literature and research questions. Presented at the 2010 Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN. Received Excellence in Presentation Award.
Mollica, K. (2006). Seven strategies for being seen as a fair boss. In L. K. Johnson (Editor), HR Magazine Guide to Managing People. Society for Human Resource Management.
Mollica, K. (2006). Early retirement. In J. H. Greenhaus & G. A. Callahan (Editors), Encyclopedia of Career Development. SAGE Publications.
Kidder, D., Lankau, M., Chrobot-Mason, D., Mollica, K., & Friedman, R. (2004). Backlash toward diversity initiatives: Examining the impact of diversity program justification, personal, and group outcomes. International Journal of Conflict Management, 15: 61-94.
Mollica, K. (2003). The influence of diversity context on white men's and racial minorities' reactions to disproportionate group harm. Journal of Social Psychology, 143: 413-431.
Mollica, K., Gray, B., & Trevino, L. (2003). Race homophily and its persistence among newcomers' social networks. Organization Science, 14: 123-136.
DeWitt, R., Trevino, L., & Mollica, K. (2003). Stuck in the middle: A control-based model of managers' reactions to their subordinates' layoffs. Journal of Managerial Issues, 15: 32-49.
Mollica, K. & Gray, B. (2001). When layoff survivors become layoff victims: Propensity to litigate. Human Resource Planning, 24: 22-32.
Mollica, K., Mishra, A., & Flynn, B. (2001). Human resource management practices. In R. Schroeder & B. Flynn (Editors), High Performance Manufacturing: Global Perspectives. Wiley.
Mollica, K., Kidder, D., Chrobot-Mason, D., Lankau, M., & Friedman, R. Affirmative action versus managing diversity: Is there a difference? Presented at the 2001 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
Mishra, A. & Mollica, K. Examining the relationship between justice and organizational commitment in franchise organizations: The mediating role of trust. Presented at the 2001 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Mollica, K. & DeWitt, R. (2000). When others retire early: What about me? Academy of Management Journal, 43: 1068-1075.
Mollica, K. Developing research colleagues. Presented at the 2000 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
Mollica, K., Kidder, D., Chrobot-Mason, D., Lankau, M., Friedman, R., & Thomas, D. Under what conditions is white backlash prevalent? A study of mentoring programs in organizations. Presented at the 2000 Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management, St. Louis, MO.
Mollica, K. & Holliday-Wayne, J. Work-family conflict of physicians-in-training and their spouses/partners: A qualitative multi-level study. Presented at the 2000 Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.