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Sara Rynes
Tippie-Rollins Chair in Excellence
S374 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Academic history 
PhD in Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
MS in Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977
BA in Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974
Academic-Practitioner Relationships and Evidence-Based Management
Compensation Strategies and Outcomes
Human Resource Strategies
Job Search and Recruitment
Management Education
University of Iowa Presidential Lecturer, 2013
University of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, May 2013
Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award , 2011
Management Education Research Institute Fellow, Graduate Management Admissions Council, 2008
Herbert G. Heneman, Jr. Career Achievement Award, Human Resources Division, Academy of Management, 2006
Fellow of Academy of Management, 2005
Moskowitz Prize (with Marc Orlitzky & Frank Schmidt), 2004
Ulrich & Lake Award for Excellence in HRM Scholarship (with Ken Brown & Amy Colbert), 2003
Fellow , American Psychological Association, 1993
Fellow, Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 1993
Selected publications 

Academics and Practitioners are Alike and Unlike: The Paradoxes of Academic-Practitioner Relationships. Jean M. Bartunek, Sara L. Rynes, Journal of Management, 2014, vol 40

Care and Compassion through an Organizational Lens: Opening Up New Possibilities. Sara L. Rynes, Jean M. Bartunek, Jane Dutton, Joshua Margolis, Academy of Management Review, 2012, vol 37, 503-523

Where Are We in the “Long March to Legitimacy?” Assessing Scholarship in Management Learning and Education. Sara L. Rynes, Kenneth G. Brown, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2011, vol 10, 561-582

The Construction and Contributions of Implications for Practice: What’s in Them and What Might They Offer?. Jean M. Bartunek, Sara L. Rynes, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2010, vol 9, 100-117

Pay and Performance: Individuals, Groups, and Executives.. Barry Gerhart, Sara L. Rynes, Ingrid Smithey Fulmer, Academy of Management Annals, 2009, vol 3, 1,251-1,315

Let's Create a Tipping Point: What Academics and Practitioners Can Do, Alone and Together. Sara L. Rynes, Academy of Management Journal, 2007, vol 50, 1046-1054

What Causes a Management Article to be Cited -- Article, Author, or Journal?. Timothy A. Judge, Daniel M. Cable, Amy Colbert, Sara L. Rynes, Academy of Management Journal, 2007, vol 50, 491-506

Other work 

Curriculum Matters: Toward More Holistic Graduate Education. Sara L. Rynes, Jean Bartunek, Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Evidence-Based Strategies for Graduate Business Schools. Jossey-Bass, 2013

Recruitment and Job Choice Research: Same as It Ever Was?. Todd Darnold, Sara L. Rynes, Handbook of Psychology -- John Wiley, 2013, vol 12, 104-142

The history of recruitment research. Sara L. Rynes, Cody J. Reeves, T. C. Darnold, The Oxford Handbook of Recruitment, 2013

Research Findings Practitioners Resist: Lessons for Management Academics from Evidence-based Medicine. Tamara L. Giluk, Sara L. Rynes, Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management/Oxford University Press, 2012, 130-164

The Research-Practice Gap in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Related Fields: Challenges and Potential Solutions. Sara L. Rynes, Oxford Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 1, Oxford University Press., 2012, 409-452

Review and editorial work 

Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Learning & Education, August 2011 - December 2017

Editorial Board Member, Human Resource Management, January 2009 - December 2016

Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Review, November 2010 - June 2014

Editor, Academy of Management Journal, 2005 - 2007

Associate Editor, Lawrence Erlbaum Organization & Management Series, 2002 - 2007

Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal, 2002 - 2005

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Psychology, 1987 - 2001

Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 1990 - 1996

Editorial Board Member, Personnel Psychology, 1987 - 1996


No Recovery: Analysis of Mental Injury Cases under Workers’ Compensation. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, August 2014

The Academic-Practice Gap in Management: Is It Unbridgeable?. Searle Center Research Roundtable on Workforce Science, Chicago, IL, November 2013

Motivating Millennials. Chinese Human Resource Managers Conference, Hangzhou, China, October 2013

The Academic-Practice Gap in Management. International Symposium on Entrepreneurship & Family Business, Hangzhou, China, October 2013

Why Business Schools Must Disrupt Their Curricula. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 2013

Curriculum Matters: Toward a More Holistic Management Education.. GMAC Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2013

Leading in the New Wave of Change. University of Iowa Presidential Lecture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, February 2013

How an Overemphasis on Theory Impedes Evidence-based Management and Reduces Our Influence in Real Organizations.. Academy of Management, Boston, August 2012

Claimant Takes Nothing: Mental Injuries and the Workers’ Compensation System.. Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, San Diego, California, April 2012

Committees and professional service 
Society for Human Resource Management Foundation, 2013 - 2018
Sustainability Certificate Program Committee, 2010 - 2013
Dean's Advisory Committee, 2012 - 2013