Academic CV

Curriculum Vita (abbreviated version)

ELLEN A. ENSHER, Ph.D.

Professor of Management and Human Resources

Hilton Center for Business, Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive, MS 8385, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone (310) 338-3037; Fax (310) 338-3000; Email: eensher@lmu.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Psychology, May, 1997.
Center of Organizational Behavior and Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

Master of Public Administration, May, 1990.
Emphases: International Training and Development, Human Resource Management, School of Public Administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Psychology, May, 1987.
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

AREAS OF RESEARCH

 
Ø  Mentoring, Careers, Gender, and Diversity

SUMMARY OF KEY SCHOLARLY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Ø  Recognized as “Best Researcher/Scholar” in the 2015 U.S. Higher Education Faculty Awards, Volume 2.

Ø  First author of Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Get the Most Out of Their Relationships (Jossey-Bass, 2005) with Susan Murphy. Qualitative research consisting of 50 in person interviews with CEO’s Presidents, and executives from media, technology, and politics resulting in theoretical development and best practice strategies. Sold over 12,000 copies.

Ø  Published 1 book and 40 scholarly articles and book chapters. Published 15 popular articles, proceedings, and exercises. Made over 100 professional presentations. Published in journals including Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Career Development, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Leadership Quarterly. Published in Handbook of Mentoring (B.R. Ragins and K.E Kram, Eds.).

Ø  Frequent keynote speaker and presenter to CEO’s and executive teams. Conducted Tedx talk on How to Get a Mentor in 2013 (over 52,000 views). Selected keynote speaker and presenter to Kraft Foods, U.S. Navy, Legg Mason, Notre Dame University, Northwestern University Career Services, Sanofi, UCLA executive education program, World President’s Organization, and Knowledge Resources in South Africa. Frequent presenter at annual scholarly conferences including Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management.

Ø  Recipient of 15 LMU summer research and or curriculum development grants from 1998– present. Past recipient of $27,000 American Fellowship grant from the American Association of University Women.

SUMMARY OF KEY TEACHING AND ADVISING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Ø  Focus of teaching on Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior classes for graduate and undergraduate students. Specialized courses taught in organizational development, training and development, and management skills.

Ø  Wrote 20 scripts and filmed an online course for LinkedIn/Lynda on “How to Be a Great Mentor” in 2016.

Ø  Recognized as “Best Teacher” in the 2015 U.S. Higher Education Faculty Awards, Volume 2.

Ø  Write and maintain blog on Mentoring, Management, and Media and incorporate social media platform into classroom since 2010.

Ø  19 years of consistently being rated by students in the top tier of professors in the LMU College of Business.

Ø  Designed and taught International HR class for LMU Rome, Italy for summer study abroad program in 2007 and LMU summer study abroad in Dublin, Ireland, in 2010.

 

SUMMARY OF KEY SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Ø  Guest on TV shows in Chicago, New York, and San Diego. Quoted frequently as a mentoring expert in Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, USA Today, and many other publications.

Ø  Served in University leadership positions including: CBA Chair of Faculty Career Development Committee, Co-chair of Student Career Taskforce, CBA Chair of Ethics Task Force, Chair of Mentoring Task force for LMU Women’s Leadership Council, Faculty Senator, Chair of Third Year Review Committee, and HR faculty search committee. Served on CBA Dean’s strategic planning committee, University Faculty Housing Committee and Co-Chair of Search Committee for OB/HR Professor.

Ø  Served academic community in leadership positions such as HR/Careers/OD track chair for the Western Academy of Management, Executive Board for the Gender and Diversity Division of the Academy of Management, AOM representative, Co-Chair mentoring committee, and Chair of membership committee for GDO division. Served 2-year term as Western Academy of Management representative at large and member of executive board from 2010-2012.

Ø  Served on advisory board for MentorNet, a nationally recognized e-mentoring program, from 2002–2006.

PUBLISHED BOOK

  • Ensher, E. A., & Murphy, S. E. (2005). Power Mentoring: How Mentors and Protégés Get the Most Out of Their Relationships. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

SELECTED ACADEMIC ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

  • Grant-Vallone, E. & Ensher, E. A. (2016). Recrafting careers for mid-career faculty: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Career Development, Under review.
  • Ensher, E. A., Nielson, T., & Kading, W. (2016). Career Defining Moments: Development of a Typology, Journal of Career Development, 1-17.
  • Nielson, T., Ensher, E. A., & Grant-Vallone, E. (2016). High Tech, High Touch Tensions: Trends in Human Resource Management. K. Elsbach, Kayes, A, Kayes, C. D. (Eds.), Contemporary OB in Action, Pearson Publishing.
  • Ensher, E. A. (2013). E-mentoring as a critical e-learning approach: The impact of social presence on e-mentoring. Communications and Network, 5, 1-3.
  • Ensher, E. A. (2013). David Clutterbuck on Mentoring and Coaching: A Commentary. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 8(1), 183-185.
  • Thomas, A., M. & Ensher, E. A. (2013). The Impact of Prior Mentoring Experiences and Computer-Mediated Communication Experiences on Willingness to Participate in E-mentoring. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, XI(1), April, 8-27.
  • Ensher, E. A. & Murphy, S. E. (2011). The Mentoring Relationship Challenges Scale: The impact of mentoring stage, type, and gender. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 253-266.
  • Grant-Vallone, E. & Ensher, E. A. (2011). Opting In Between: Strategies used by professional women with children to balance work and family. Journal of Career Development, 38(4), 331-338.
  • De Janasz, S., Ensher, E. A., & Heun, C. (2008). Virtual Relationships and Real Benefits: Using E-Mentoring to Connect Business Students with Practicing Managers Mentoring and Tutoring, 16(4), 394-411.
  • Murphy, S. E., & Ensher, E. A. (2008). A Qualitative Analysis of Charismatic Leadership in Teams: The Case of Television Directors, Leadership Quarterly, 19, 335–352.
  • Ensher, E. A., & Murphy, S. E. (2007). E-mentoring: Next Generation Research Strategies and Suggestions. An invited chapter in the Handbook of Mentoring. Ragins, B. R., & Kram, K. E. (Eds.), CA: Sage Publications.
  • Murphy, S. E., & Ensher, E. A. (2006). Best Practices of Prosocial Organizations in Youth Development. Chapter in Mobilizing Adults for Positive Youth Development: Lessons from the Behavioral Sciences on Promoting Socially Valued Activities, Rhodes, J.E., & Cleary, E. G. (Eds.), NY, NY: Springer Publications.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Ensher, E. A. (November, 2014). Overcoming the Fear of Mentoring, The Delta Sig: Journal of Delta Sigma Pi, 14-15.
  • Ensher, E., & Murphy, S.E. (2006, September). Tests and Challenges in Mentoring Relationships, University Business, Available online at: www.universitybusiness.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=563&pf=1
  • Ensher, E. A. (2005–2006, Winter). Power Mentoring: Today Moving Up Isn’t a One-Person Job. Vistas, 9(1), 40.
  • Ensher, E., & Murphy, S. E. (2006). How to Make Power Mentoring Work for You. Success from Home, 2(5), 111–113.
  • Murphy, S. E., & Ensher, E. (2006). Establish a Great Mentoring Relationship. Training and Development, 60(7), 27–28.
  • Ensher, E., & Murphy, S. E. (2006). How to Get the Most Out Of a Mentoring Relationship. American Management Association. Available online at: www.amanet.org/onsite/mentoring/get-most-out-mentoring.ht

SELECTED MEDIA APPEARANCES AND CITATIONS

  • Cited in publications including: Associated Press, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Details, Insight Magazine and Success Magazine.
  • 2016 featured in two podcasts, cited in the Wall Street Journal, Healthcare Financial Management Association article, and NPR online magazine.
  • 2015, cited in USA Today, (September) on the dos’ and don’ts of finding a mentor in your first job.
  • 2014 cited in Fast Company (January and October), Forbes, (April), featured in Mentoring Matters Newsletter published by the Center for Mentoring Excellence, and interviewed on the air by Women’s Leadership Success Radio.
  • 2013, cited in Money Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine, and in a white paper for McClean consulting.
  • 2013, featured as the educator of the month in McGraw Hill’s Management Newsletter for Educators (April, 2013), S. Cady (Ed.), V5(4), 1-14.
  • 2013, featured in the national publication of Delta Sigma Pi in the Delta Sig of Delta Sigma Pi section (March, 2013), pg. 19.
  • 2012 cited in Citibank sponsored website, www.virtualcampus.fortefoundation.com, University of Phoenix Alumni Magazine, and Avionics News.
  • Cited in Forbes.com in March 2010, The Wall Street Journal (October, 22, 2009) and Success Magazine (April, 2009), Connections, (March, 2009) and Vistas (Spring, 2009).
  • Featured expert on mentoring for the Nan Russell “Work Matters” radio show in October, 2009.
  • Featured expert on mentoring for podcast for Hewlett Packard in November, 2009. Interviewed by Shawna Corday, Executive Coach.
  • Featured expert on mentoring for podcast interview for the International Association of Contract and Commercial managers (www.iaccm.org) in August, 2008.
  • Featured in “Ask the Expert” series for podcast interview for Mindtools in August, 2008.
  • TV interview on “First Business” on WFBT-TV in Chicago, IL on March 8, 2006.
  • TV interview on “Fortune Business Report” for NY1 News TV, NY, NY on March 9, 2006.
  • Radio interview on “Business Minute” for KFWB-AM in Los Angeles, CA on January 26, 2006.
  • Profiled in special section of the Los Angeles Loyolan as one of the women who have shaped LMU’s history (March 29, 2006).

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

• Recipient of 15 LMU summer research and or curriculum development grants from 1998-2016.

• Best Paper, 2010, Western Academy of Management.

• Herstory Awardee for Women’s History Month at LMU, 2007.

• Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity) inductee (student selected), 2007.

• American Association of University Women, American Fellowship Grant for Research, 2001.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

• Ensher, E. A. (August, 2016). A Critical Dialogue on Mentorship vs. Sponsorship. Symposium presenter at the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California.

• Ensher, E.A. (August, 2016). Innovative and Experiential Approaches to Teaching HRM. Professional Development Workshop presenter at the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California.

• Grant-Vallone, E. & Ensher, E. A. (March, 2016). Mid-Career Faculty Engagement and Job Crafting. Developmental Paper presented at Western Academy of Management, Portland, Oregon.

• Ensher, E. A. (February, 2016). Power Mentoring Approach to Career Development. Presented to UCLA Executive Education, Westwood, California.

• Ensher, E. A. (January, 2016). Power Mentoring webinar. Presented to Northwestern alumni through Career Services. Online webinar.

• Ensher, E. A. & Nielson. T, Co-chairs, Symposium (March 2015) “Mahalo for Mentoring Research: New Directions in Mentoring” Research Designed to Make Something Good Even Better, Western Academy of Management, Kauai, Hawaii.

• Ensher, E. A., Nielson, T. Kading, W. (March, 2015) Career Defining Moments: Development of a Typology, Paper presented at Western Academy of Management, Kauai, Hawaii.

• Ensher, E.A & Clark, M. (May, 2014). Opting in and Opting Out: Developing a Research Agenda. Roundtable presented at the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, Hawaii.

• Ensher, E. A. & Murphy, S. E. (May, 2014), Mentoring Graduate Students: Scientific Findings and Practical Tips, Chair (Jennifer Nahrgang), Panel presentation with: Gary Latham & Dan Scarlicki and John Hollenbeck & Jeffrey La Pine, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, Hawaii.

• Ensher, E. A. (August, 2014). Social Media and HR: Presented as part of a professional development workshop, Experiential HR: A Potluck for Reviving and Expanding Your Repertoire, Chairs, Suzanne de Janasz & Caren Goldberg, Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

• Ensher, E. A. & Murphy, S. E. (August, 2014). Mentoring: Tips, Best Practices, and Life-Changing Stories from the Experts, A panel presentation, Chairs, Jennifer Nahrgang, Crystal Fahr, & Sumir Nurmohamed, Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

• Ensher, E. A. (March, 2014). Presenter, Developmental Paper Session, Discernment Theory and Scale Development, Western Academy of Management, Napa, California.

• Ensher, E. A. (April, 2013). Tedx, Loyola Marymount, Featured Speaker, How to Get a Mentor, Los Angeles, California. Talk available at www.ellenensher.com

• Ensher, E. A. (March, 2013). Chair and Presenter, Symposium, Constructive Conversations on New Directions in Careers and Mentoring, Western Academy of Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

• Ensher, E. A. (May, 2012). Mentoring Keynote Kickoff Session, Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

• Ensher, E. A. (June, 2012) Mentoring Success Strategies for Religious, Sisters of the Holy Cross, St. Mary’s/Notre Dame University South Bend, Indiana.

• Ensher, E. A. (June, 2012). Hot Topics in Healthcare, Webinar facilitated for joint Notre Dame/Chicago Healthcare Executives, South Bend, Indiana.

• Ensher, E. A. (August, 2012). Advanced Strategies for Mentoring Success, online webinar for Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum.

• Ensher, E. A. (October, 2012). Action Research in Mentoring. Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum, Chicago, Illinois.

• Ensher, E. A. (February 2012, August, 2012). Everything you wanted to know about mentoring but were too afraid (or too busy) to ask, Online discussion board forum. Davidson Institute, online.

• Ensher, E. A. (July, 2012). Mentoring as a key career development tool, Sanofi, Salt Lake City, Utah.

• Ensher, E. A. (September, 2012). Best Practices in Mentoring, LMU CBA Dean’s Business Advisory Council Meeting, Los Angeles, California.

• Ensher, E. A. (December, 2012), Mentoring for High Potentials, Legg Mason, Baltimore, Maryland.

• Thomas, A. & Ensher, E. A. (March, 2012), Prior Mentoring and Computer-Mediated Experiences Influence on Willingness to Engage in E-Mentoring, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia.

• Ensher, E. A. & Murphy, S. E. (April, 2010), Mentoring Relational Challenges Scale Development and the Impact of Stages, Types, Context, and Gender on Mentoring Relationships, Western Academy of Management, Best Conference Paper Winner, Kona, Hawaii.

• Ensher, E. A. & Grant-Vallone, E. (March, 2009). Opting In: How Professional Women Successfully Balance Careers. A paper presented in symposium “Managing Smart: Choices and Approaches in Work Life Balance (Chaired by Ellen A. Ensher). Western Academy of Management, Midway, Utah.

• Murphy, S. E. & Ensher, E. A. (April, 2009). You… Complete Me: Matching Mentor Prototypes. A paper presented in symposium, “What did you expect? Managing Expectations in Mentoring Relationships.” (S. E. Murphy and B. R Ragins, Co-chairs), New Orleans, Louisiana.

• Ensher, E. A. (October, 2008). Women and Mentoring. A lunch session presented to the Women’s Leadership Exchange of Direct TV, El Segundo, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (September, 2008). Mentoring Success Strategies Workshop, presented to the Sisters of the Holy Cross as part of the Notre Dame executive education development program, South Bend, IN.

• Ensher, E. A. (April, 2008), The Power of Peer Mentoring: Building a Network of Support. Symposium presented with W. Marelich and E. Grant-Vallone at the Western Psychological Association, Anaheim, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (April, 2008). Wax On, Wax Off: Mentoring Lessons for Executives and Scholars. Invited Symposium Presenter at the Western Psychological Association, Anaheim, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (February, 2008). Becoming an Active Protégé, A Keynote Presentation to the Associates Retreat of Psomas managers, Los Angeles, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (January, 2008). Mentoring as an Antidote to the Baby Boomer Brain Drain, An invited presentation to the Commander and Executives of the Corona Division of the U. S Navy, Norco, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (2007, November). What We Know and Don’t Know about Mentoring, An invited presentation to the mentoring committee of Corona, U.S. Navy, Norco, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (2007, September) Mentoring for Active Protégés, An invited presentation to the mentoring committee of Kraft Foods, Tarrytown, New York.

• Ensher, E. A. (2007, April) Mentoring Strategies and Success Stories, California Psychological Association, Anaheim, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (2007, April). Best Practices of Formal Mentoring Programs, Psomas Principals Retreat, Huntington Beach, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. Author and Symposium Chair (2007, March). Thriving During Times of Chaos: Learning from the Best Practices of Executives and Scholars. Western Academy of Management, Missoula, Montana.

• Ensher, E. A. (2007, February). Mentoring as a Succession Planning Tool in City Government, City of Santa Clarita invited speaker, Santa Clarita, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (2006, November). Power Mentoring, A featured speaker at The California Professionals in Employee and Labor Relations Association, Monterrey, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (2006, October). What Every President Needs to Know about Mentoring. A mini-university for World President’s Organization, Los Angeles, CA.

• Ensher, E. A., & Murphy, S. E. (2006, August). Conducted 2-day workshops in Johannesburg and Capetown for Knowledge Resources in South Africa.

• Ensher, E. A. (2006, June). Power Mentoring, A keynote speaker for Webinar for senior executive team, Aon Corporation, Chicago, IL (via remote).

• Ensher, E. A., & Murphy, S. E. (2006, April). Mentoring Success Strategies for Executives, A presentation to the CEO and his executive team of Western Digital, Lake Forest, CA.

• Ensher, E. A. (2006, March) Power Mentoring: Lessons learned and applications. LMU President’s Day, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE—ACADEMIC

Designed and periodically teach the following courses for graduate students (MBA) at Loyola Marymount University
• Organization Development and Change

Designed and periodically teach the following courses for undergraduate students at Loyola Marymount University unless indicated otherwise:
• Managing People and Organizations, Fall 2011- present

• Management Skills, Fall 2012-present

• International Human Resource Management Loyola Rome, Summer 2007, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in Summer 2010

• Human Resource Management

• Training and Development

• Employee and Labor Relations

• General Psychology

• Organizational Behavior

CORPORATE CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Over 25 years experience in curriculum design, training and career development. Partial past client list includes:
• Aon Corporation

• California State University, Pomona

• Centinela Hospital Medical Center

• Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum

• City of Santa Clarita

• Davidson Institute

• Direct TV

• E! Entertainment

• Home Improvement Warehouse

• Knowledge Resources (South Africa)

• Korean Youth in Community Center

• Kraft Foods

• Legg Mason

• Los Angeles Unified School District

• Los Angeles Times

• Notre Dame University

• Northwestern University

• Petronas (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

• Psomas

• Sanofi

• Sanwa Bank

• Sisters of the Holy Cross

• Times Mirror Corporation

• United States Navy

• University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

• University of Southern California

• Western Digital

• World Presidents Organization

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