Karen Korabik

Karen Korabik leads the research agenda Gender and Organizations at the Centre for Families Work and Wellbeing. Dr. Korabik is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology, and was a core faculty member in the Industrial/Organizational and Applied Social Psychology Programs.

Karen works with the Master's in Leadership Program, was a founding member of the University of Guelph's Women's Studies Program and is a consultant to the Guelph Centre for Occupational Research.

Karen teaches graduate level courses in program evaluation, research methods, and gender dynamics in organizations. Her research includes work in public and private sector organizational settings in Canada and abroad, with many book chapters and scientific articles on topics such as leadership and conflict management; stress, coping, and social support; job change; work-family balance; gender issues; acculturation; and program evaluation.

Dr. Korabik is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She has served as the coordinator and secretary/treasurer of the Canadian Psychological Association's Section on Program Evaluation, has been a member of the Board of Directors and the Conference Planning Committee of the Canadian Evaluation Society (Toronto Chapter). Karen's publications can be found on her personal website.

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