Management and Organizations

Meet Our Faculty

Maria Kramer

Maria Kraimer

What are your research areas? Managing expatriate assignments, predictors of career success, and employee retention.

What are your hobbies or what do you like to do on weekends? I enjoy cooking (and eating), cross-country skiing in the winter, and biking and hiking in the summer.

What are some of your favorite books? Too many to list.

What are some of your favorite movies? I think Bridget Jones' Diary is a hoot! For a more serious movie, Dolores Claiborne (made in 1995) is one of the best movies. The movie is based on the novel by Stephen King and stars Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Christopher Plummer. Expert story-telling + excellent acting = great movie!

Where were you born? Where have you lived besides Iowa? I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and have lived in South Bend, Indiana, Cleveland, Ohio, and Melbourne, Australia.

Countries visited? I've traveled to more than 15 countries including several European countries, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, and Mexico. I lived in Australia for four years. The scariest place I've been is Zimbabwe (although I did see Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, at the airport). My favorite city to visit is Amsterdam in The Netherlands—it has so many great museums and parks, and such beautiful architecture. Munich, Germany, is high on my list of favorite cities, too.