Dr. Judi McLean Parks is the Reuben C. & Anne Carpenter Taylor Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University. Prior to coming to Washington University, Dr. McLean Parks taught at the University of Minnesota, Cornell University, as well as the Institute d’Administration des Entreprises, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, Lyon, France, King Fahad Medical Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Peking University in Beijing, China. At Washington University, she has taught conflict resolution and negotiation in the business school, the law school, and the Brookings Institute in Washington DC. In addition to teaching conflict resolution and negotiation, she is faculty lead for the Madagascar Program, helping subsistence farmers build sustainable economies through the application of student projects (a cooperative endeavor with Missouri Botanical Garden).
Dr. McLean Parks’ most recent research focuses on dispute resolution, as well as identity in organizations, behavioral integrity and how to divide apparently “indivisible” assets (ideologically or physically indivisible). Her research also has addressed the “psychological contract” between employers and employees, and how the nature of the employer/employee relationship is changing, in particular for those who are ideologically attached to their organizations. In addition, Dr. McLean Parks’ research interests also include the impact of perceived injustice and its implications in terms of employee behaviors, workplace violence, revenge, and more recently, “crimes” of obedience. Dr. McLean Parks’ work has been appeared in such publications as the Academy of Management Journal, Human Resources Management, International Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Research in Organizational Behavior, Research on Negotiation in Organizations, Trends in Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Wake Forest Law Review.
Dr. McLean Parks’ has received numerous awards and honors. She was a summer research fellow in 1992 at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (Institute Conflict & Dispute Resolution) at Stanford, the premier research center on human behavior and has won the Reid teaching award for “…the professor whose enthusiasm and exceptional teaching most inspire, energize and transformed the students…”. Her research has won awards such as the ANBAR citation of excellence (research among the 10% most frequently cited papers) and as one of the “Best Papers” at a variety of professional meetings (e.g. Academy of Management Meetings, International Association for Conflict Management, The Olin Award for Research. She also has been recognized with the Outstanding Service Award of the International Association for Conflict Management.”
Dr. McLean Parks’ was founding editor of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, the official scholarly publication of the International Association for Conflict Management. In addition, she previously was the editor of the International Journal of Conflict Management and the SSRN Negotiations Papers, Two Party Negotiations series. She also has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior. Dr. McLean Parks served as the executive director of the International Association of Conflict Management, and has served as program chair and President of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. She consults in the areas of organizational identity/change management, negotiation and conflict resolution, as well as cross cultural differences and diversity. Dr. McLean Parks is a frequent media consultant and has been a guest expert for programs such as NPR (National Public Radio) and CNBC.
Last, but not least, she is a devoted grandmother, amateur wildlife photographer and “more than amateur” genealogist.