Sherry Sullivan, Ph.D.

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SHERRY SULLIVAN, PH.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: (419) 372-2366
Email: ssulliv@bgsu.edu
Address: 358L Maurer Center

Sherry E. Sullivan (Ph.D. The Ohio State University) holds the College of Business’ Owens-Illinois Professorship and is also a Bowling Green State University Distinguished Research Professor. She was recognized in Scopus' Top 100,000 most influential scientists in the world, being among the top one percent of researchers in her field. She is the co-creator of the Kaleidoscope Career Theory and conducts research on careers, mentoring, networking, expatriates, and international human resource management. Her articles have appeared in journals including Academy of Management Executive, Career Development International, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management. She is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management Peer Review College,  a Fellow of Southern Management Association, and the first American to be selected to and serve on the Scientific Council of the European Academy of Management. 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., The Ohio State University
B.S. in Business Administration, Bowling Green State University

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Associate [Tenured] and Full Professor. Bowling Green State University, 1993-present.
Assistant and Associate Professor [Tenured], Memphis State University, 1988-1993.

SELECT AWARDS

Michael Driver Best Career Paper Award, Careers Division, Academy of Management, 2010.

Southwest Academy of Management, Best Careers Paper, 2010.

Academy of Global Business Advancement Conference, Best Paper in HR Track, 2010.

Best Conference Paper, Southwest Academy of Management, 2009.

Best Careers Paper Award, Southwest Academy of Management, 2007.

Best Journal Article published in Career Development International for 2007.

Michael Driver Best Career Paper Award, Careers Division, Academy of Management, 2006.

Best Southwest Regional Careers Paper Award, Southwest Academy, 2006.

Michael Driver Best Career Paper Award, Careers Division, Academy of Management, 2005.

Best Southwest Regional Careers Paper Award, Southwest Academy of Management, 2005.

Best Conference Paper Award, Careers Division, Academy of Management, 2002.

Cason-Hall Best Paper Award, Midwest Academy of Management, 1999.

Best Track Paper Award, Southern Management Association, 1997.

Memphis State University, Outstanding Published Article, 1990.

Best Journal Reviewer, Journal of Management History, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

Best Journal Reviewer, Journal of Technology Management in China, 2014.

Best Journal Reviewer, Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2007 & 2008.

Best Journal Reviewer, Career Development International, 2007 & 2015.

Bowling Green State University, College of Business Administration’s Outstanding Service Award, 1995.

Chusmir Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Service, Gender & Diversity Division, Academy of Management, 2002.

Distinguished Educator, Southwest Academy of Management, 2008.


Academic Employment

Associate and Full Professor (Tenured). Bowling Green State University, 1993-present. 

Assistant and Associate Professor (Tenured), Memphis State University, 1988-1993.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jannesari, M. T., & Sullivan, S. E. (online first, 2021). How relationship quality, autonomous work motivation and socialization experience influence the adjustment of self-initiated expatriates in China. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management. 

 Jannesari, M. T., & Sullivan, S. E. (online first, 2021). Leaving on a jet plane? The effect of challenge–hindrance stressors, emotional resilience and cultural novelty on self-initiated expatriates' decision to exit China. Personnel Review.

Sullivan, S. E., & Al Ariss, A. (2021). Making sense of different perspectives on career transitions: A review and agenda for future research. Human Resource Management Review. 31(1).  

Davis, J., Wolff, H. G., Forret, M. L., & Sullivan, S. E. (2020). Networking via LinkedIn: An examination of usage and career benefits. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118, 103396.

Sullivan, S. E., & Al Ariss, A. (2019). Employment After Retirement: A Review and Framework for Future Research. Journal of Management, 45(1), 262-284. Financial Times Top 50, ABS 4*

Guillaume, P., Sullivan, S. E., Wolff, H. G., & Forret, M. (2019). Are there major differences in the attitudes and service quality of standard and seasonal employees? An empirical examination and implications for practice. Human Resource Management, 58(1), 45-56. Financial Times Top 50, ABS 4*

Jannesari, M., & Sullivan, S. E. (2019). Career adaptability and the success of self-initiated expatriates in China. Career Development International, 24(4), 331-349.

Jain, A. K., & Sullivan, S. (2019). An examination of the relationship between careerism and organizational commitment, satisfaction, and performance. Personnel Review. 49 (8), 1553-1571.

Srivastava, S., Jain, A.K. and Sullivan, S. (2019), Employee silence and burnout in India: the mediating role of emotional intelligence, Personnel Review, 48(4), 1045-1060.

Smith-Jentsch, K. A., Sullivan, S. E., & Ford, R. C. (2019). Toxic mentors and how to deal with them. Organizational Dynamics48(4).

Sullivan, S.E. & Baruch, Y. (2009) Advances in Career Theory and Research: A Critical Review and Agenda for Future Research. Journal of Management. 35(6), 1542-1571. Financial Times Top 50, ABS 4*

Sullivan, S.E., Forret, M.L., Carraher, S.M. & Mainiero, L.A. (2009). Using the Kaleidoscope Career Model to Examine Generational Differences in Work Attitudes. Career Development International, 14, 284-302.

Carraher, S., Sullivan, S.E. & Crocitto, M. (2008) Mentoring across Global Boundaries: An Empirical Examination of Home and Host Country Mentors on Expatriate Career Outcomes. Journal of International Business Studies. 39, 1310-1326. Financial Times Top 50, ABS 4*

Sullivan, S.E. & Arthur, M. (2006). The Evolution of the Boundaryless Career Concept: Examining Physical and Psychological Mobility. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 69(1), 19-29.

Mainiero, L.A. & Sullivan, S. E. (2005).  Kaleidoscope Careers: An Alternative Explanation for the Opt-Out Revolution. Academy of Management Executive. 19(1), 106-123.

de Janasz, S.C. & Sullivan, S.E. (2004). Multiple Mentoring in Academe: Developing the Professorial Network. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 64(2), 263-283.

de Janasz, S.C., Sullivan, S.E. & Whiting, V. (2004). Mentor Networks and Career Success: Lessons for Turbulent Times. Academy of Management Executive, 17 (4), 78-82.  

Ensher, E., Murphy, S. & Sullivan, S.E. (2002). Reel Women: Lessons from Female TV Executives on Managing Work and Real Life. Academy of Management Executive, 16, 106-120.

Sullivan, S.E. (1999).  The Changing Nature of Careers: A Review and Research Agenda.  Journal of Management, 25, 457-484. Financial Times Top 50, ABS 4*

Sullivan, S.E. & Bhagat, R. (1992). Organizational Stress, Job Satisfaction and Job Performance: Where Do We Go From Here? Journal of Management, 18, 353-374. Financial Times Top 50, ABS 4*

Wanous, J.P, Sullivan, S.E. & Malinak, J. (1989). The Role of Judgment Calls in Meta-Analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 74, 259-264. Financial Times Top 50, ABS 4*

Carraher, S., Crocitto, M. & Sullivan, S.E. “A Kaleidoscope Career Perspective on Faculty Sabbaticals. Career Development International, (accepted).

Jain, A.K., Srivastava, S., & Sullivan, S.E. “Leader effectiveness in emerging markets: an empirical study of the managers in India. Journal of Technology Management in China, 8(2), 2013, pp. 105-119.

O’Neil, D.A., Hopkins, M.M., & Sullivan, S.E. “Do Women’s Networks Help Advance Women’s Careers? Differences in Perceptions of Female Workers and Top Leadership,” Career Development International, 16(7), 2011, pp. 733-754.

Scholarly Books

Mainiero, L.A. & Sullivan, S.E. (2006). The Opt-Out Revolt: Why People are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers. Davies-Black Publishing.  

Baruch, Y., Sullivan, S. E. & Schepmyer, H. (2006, Editors) Winning Reviews. London: Palgrave Publishing.