Do achievements come in threes? Apparently they do for Kris Byron on the faculty of the Department of Management. Most recently, Dr. Byron was promoted to full professor by Georgia State University. Culminating from a year-long review process, her promotion reflects her stature as an internationally-recognized scholar, as a committed teacher, and as a “good citizen” to her profession and the university. Another recent achievement: Dr. Byron was named Senior Editor at the Journal of Management, a highly respected journal in management recognized in the Financial Times list of business journals. Finally, she was also named the inaugural Meredith M. Leapley Women Lead Professor – an endowed professorship established by Meredith M. Leapley, founder and CEO of Leapley Construction, a commercial interior general contracting firm and one of the fastest-growing women-owned companies in the Southeast.
Kris received her PhD in management and MS in nonprofit management from Georgia State University and a BA in sociology from Emory University. Her research interests include perception, creativity, diversity, and relationships. Her research has been published in journals including Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Applied Psychology and featured in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, Washington Post, and Financial Times. She serves as the coordinator for the department’s doctoral program and teaches organizational behavior at both the master’s and doctoral levels. Prior to earning her PhD, she worked in the nonprofit sector for organizations helping women and children. Outside of work, she and her husband volunteer at an animal shelter and foster homeless pets.